Clever and creative women putting climate first

The Sustainable Hour no 334

On 30 September 2020 we host a panel of ‘Put Climate First’ candidates for the City of Greater Geelong and one from the Surf Coast Shire for the local government elections that are rapidly approaching via our postboxes.

The Geelong candidates are:
Belinda Moloney standing for Kardinia Ward
Elise Wilkinson standing for Bellarine Ward
Monique Connell standing for Windermere Ward
Sandi Dwyer standing for Brownbill Ward
And from Torquay Ward in the Surf Coast Council we have well-known community organiser Monica Winston.

Join us as we listen to these very articulate women outline what they will bring to the table, should they be elected. The main planks in their campaigns are:

  • Zero carbon emissions by 2030
  • Localise goods and services
  • Regenerate ecological and local systems
  • Create a Citizens’ Democracy

You can find out more at their website: www.putclimatefirst.org

Today, as always, Colin Mockett has us zooming all over the world in his Global Outlook. An item from the World Meteorological Society leads us off. Here Colin highlights recent weather events that have wrecked recent havoc all over the Northern Hemisphere as well as weather records that have been smashed. He updates a couple of familiar extreme weather induced disasters in that part of the world. Additionally he takes us to the United Nations General Assembly where we hear about the Chinese leader’s address where he explains that his country has no choice but to fund a Green Revolution as part of their post Covid economic stimulus. This in the wake of unprecedented floods where over 250 of their citizens perished. Mik concludes this segment with news from his birth country, Denmark: their new Green Future Fund where they will invest over three billion Euros in green and clean energy solutions. Unlike Australia, none of this will go towards propping up fossil fuel.

If you find our podcasts useful, please help extend our reach and share far and wide. Till next week, take care and educate yourself so you can #VoteTheDifference


“Change is not the enemy.“ (…) ”There is an interdependent relationship between architechture, agriculture, science, transport – there is so much that we can do, and it is not one thing doing it on its own, it is this interdependent relationship, where we are all on board to flatten that curve, it is about saying: How can we all do this together?”
~ Sandi Dwyer, council election candidate in Greater Geelong’s Brownbill Ward


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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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Events we have talked about in The Sustainable Hour

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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