Making the tree change: standing with Earth

The Sustainable Hour no 332

Joining us in our in the Tunnel and Stairway to Hiatus on 16 September 2020, we have three guests:

Sarah Jones and Jamie Marloo Thomas, the co-founders of Bacchus Marsh Earth-based wellness group Wayapa Wuurrk. Jamie is a proud First Peoples man who believes that as a traditional custodian, it is his responsibility to share his connection to country and teach others how to respect and care for it, to heal it and let it heal us. He is very ably complemented be his Welsh-born partner and co-founder Sarah Jones.

Election candidate Belinda Moloney then explains why she is standing as a ‘Put Climate First‘ candidate for Kardinia Ward in the upcoming City of Greater Geelong elections. She also explains the issues on which she is standing.

We welcome back our Youth Correspondent, 11-year-old primary school student Ben Pocock as he presents the fruits of his thorough research on recycling. We marvel at the professional way he presents this information. 

Colin Mockett‘s Global Outlook starts by updating us on the out of control fires along the western side of the US – he tells us how the situation has been going on for over six weeks and has now spread to 12 states – so reminiscent of the situation in Australia nine months ago – and a dire warning about what we could easily face here as summer rapidly approaches accompanied by our forests and grasslands drying out.

Next item provides some light relief and irony as we hear about Donald Trump’s claims to be the “best ever US environmental president’ as he is about to visit fire-ravaged areas this week.

Colin then brings us back home as he focuses on global mining giant BHP Billeton’s bold targets as part of their shared responsibility for mitigating their contribution to the climate crisis we face. Finally he analyses the results of the recent City of Greater Geelong’s community survey on sustainability and congratulates Geelong Council for passing resolutions to take these concerns seriously at their most recent meeting.

Till next week, if you appreciate the work we so happily produce each week, feel free to share it far and wide. To all Victorians out there reading this, #VoteTheDifference: #PutClimateFirst


“Local government needs to do something to build onto the growing momentum around sustainable practices.”
~ Belinda Moloney, ‘Put Climate First’ candidate for the Kardinia Ward in the City of Greater Geelong council elections


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“Mother Earth has sent us to our rooms for being disrespectful to her. We need time to think about and re-evaluate how we have been treating her.”
~ Jamie Marloo Thomas, co-founder of Yayapa Wuurrk

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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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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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