We can do better than this

Our guests in The Tunnel – also known as The Sustainable Hour no 319, coming to you via Zoom – on 17 June 2020 are:

Belinda Noble, who is co-founder of the Communicators Declare movement. She was so impacted by the horrific bushfires raging through New South Wales and Queensland late last year that she felt she had to do something. She is a professional communicator, so she reached out to her industry for individuals and companies to declare that they’d have nothing to do with promoting any fossil fuel company or project.

First People’s leader Lidia Thorpe, who gives her views on true reconciliation in our country as well as the #BlackLivesMatter issue in Australia. 

Colin Mockett‘s Global Outlook today looks at the following items:

– Firstly the parlous state of the Australian finances of the Adani company that hopes to build a controversial coal mine in Central Queensland and the incredible irony in what is keeping that company afloat here.

– We hear about the very successful grassroots campaign facilitated by Market Forces to make insurance companies, which are thinking about insuring that carbon bomb, see the error of their ways.

– We hear what the influential World Bank says will be the consequences if countries do not take real action on climate as they stimulate their economies post Covid-19 – as well as what will happen if they do.

Britain’s Got Talent had 10 million viewers watching an ‘SOS from the Kids’, who – through their lyrics – told the adults the inconvenient truths which keep being ignored. “We can do better than this,” they proclaimed.

We are truly fortunate to have such inspirational guests on our show. We hope you enjoy it as much as we did in making it. Till next time – be the difference: be aware, declare and act.


“Words matter. The pen is mightier than the sword, and our industries hold great influence over the messages that reach the public and the projects that gain social licence. For too long our industries have been helping companies that produce greenhouse gas pollution by furthering their interests and protecting their reputations. To have any chance of reaching net zero, communicators must be aware, declare and act.”
~ Belinda Noble, co-founder of Communicators Declare


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Acknowledgement

We at The Sustainable Hour would like to pay our respect to the traditional custodians of the land on which we are broadcasting, the Wathaurong People, and pay our respect to their elders, past, present and future.

The traditional owners lived in harmony with the land. They nurtured it and thrived in often harsh conditions for millenia before they were invaded. Their land was then stolen from them – it wasn’t ceeded. It is becoming more and more obvious that, if we are to survive the climate emergency we are facing, we have much to learn from their land management practices.

Our battle for climate justice won’t be won until our First Nations brothers and sisters have their true justice. When we talk about the future, it means extending our respect to those children not yet born, the generations of the future – remembering the old saying that…

“We do not inherit the Earth from our ancestors. We borrow it from our children.”

The decisions currently being made around Australia to ignore climate change are being made by those who won’t be around by the time the worst effects hit home. How utterly disgusting, disrespectful and unfair is that?



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“This is an SOS from the kids: We can do better than this.”

“We are calling you out – you can’t leave the world in fire and drought.”
 
The spirit of Greta enters Britain’s Got Talent, getting the message out to some 10 million viewers. Contestants of any age can audition for the televised contest with whatever talent they wish to demonstrate. The auditionees seek to impress a panel of judges in order to secure a place in the live rounds of the contest.  



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Events in Victoria

The following is a collation of Victorian climate change events, activities, seminars, exhibitions, meetings and protests. Most are free, many ask for RSVP (which lets the organising group know how many to expect), some ask for donations to cover expenses, and a few require registration and fees. This calendar is provided as a free service by volunteers of the Victorian Climate Action Network. Information is as accurate as possible, but changes may occur.

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