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Changing the climate paradigm | When it comes to climate change, “we are suffering a dearth of vision and political will,” says ‘the accidental councillor’ David Bell, an organic farmer who recently was appointed as the new mayor of Surf Coast Shire. “Let’s change the paradigm of what we do with our politicians,” he suggests in The Sustainable Hour no 197 on 29 November 2017 on 94.7 The Pulse...

When it comes to climate change, “we are suffering a dearth of vision and political will,” says the new mayor of Surf Coast Shire in The Sustainable Hour

On 20 December 2017, we look back at the year that flew by as we celebrate rounding a corner: This is Geelong calling for the 200th time, providing sustainable insight, leadership and vision on 94.7 The Pulse, Geelong’s community radio. Today’s hour is broadcasted live from Barwon Water’s headquarter in Ryrie Street in Geelong

On 20 December we look back at the year that flew by as we celebrate rounding a corner: This is Geelong calling for the time, providing sustainable insight, leadership and vision on The Pulse, Geelong’s community radio.

In The Sustainable Hour no 199 on 13 December 2017 we talk about rooftop solar for renters, blockading the Adani coal mine, Rescope Project's regenerative podcasts, and play a gruffalo song...

In The Sustainable Hour no 199 on 13 December 2017 we talk about rooftop solar for renters, blockading the Adani coal mine, Rescope Project's regenerative podcasts, and play a gruffalo song.

In The Sustainable Hour on 6 December we have a report from the climate action frontlines in Queensland, we talk about ‘Non-violent direct action, and about the art of recycling...

In The Sustainable Hour on 6 December we have a report from the climate action frontlines in Queensland, we talk about ‘Non-violent direct action, and about the art of recycling.

The Sustainable Hour on 22 November 2017 attended the Generations Against Adani rally in front of Richard Marles MP’s office in Geelong, where we talked with Andrew Netherway, Bill Hunter, and Sue Higgs. We also have a line through to Thea Ormerod, head of Australian Religious Response to Climate Change, who was arrested with a group of faith leaders at the Adani construction site in Queensland on Tuesday 21 November 2017.

We dedicate this podcast to Richard Marles MP in the hope that he will listen to these strong voices we present during the hour.

In The Sustainable Hour on 15 November 2017 we talk with Geelong’s new mayor Bruce Harwood about the ‘Clever-Creative’ 30-year vision for Geelong, which he had told voters that he was “fully committed” to, but now brushes it off with a saying that “there is only two days that you can’t do anything and that’s yesterday and tomorrow.” We also talk with Dr Michelle Maloney, Dr Andrew King, Paul Hoelen, Ken Peters-Dodd and Paul Nimbahly

In The Sustainable Hour on 15 November 2017 we talk with Geelong’s new mayor Bruce Harwood about the ‘Clever-Creative’ 30-year vision for Geelong, which he had told voters that he was “fully committed” to, but now brushes it off with a saying that “there is only two days that you can’t do anything and that’s yesterday and tomorrow.” We also talk with Dr Michelle Maloney, Dr Andrew King, Paul Hoelen, Ken Peters-Dodd and Paul Nimbahly

With the National Recycling Week coming up on 13 November, we talk about waste and recycling in The Sustainable Hour on 8 November 2017. Our guest in the studio is education officer Darby Munro from City of Greater Geelong Waste Services. We talk with Queensland farmer Bruce Currie and about about potential bans on single use plastic bags and micro plastic from Robert Skehan

Waste and recycling: Our guest in The Sustainable Hour on 8 November 2017 is education officer Darby Monroe from City of Greater Geelong Waste Services.

Climate resilience DIY: The sustainable kit house | Our guest in The Sustainable Hour on 1 November 2017 is Camilla Novotna, CEO and founder of Ecokit which sells a new concept of small DIY eco houses. Leigh Ewbank from Friends of the Earth Melbourne’s Act on Climate campaign gives us a report from the Melbourne Day of Climate Action.

Guests in The Sustainable Hour on 1 November 2017 are Camilla Novotna from Ecokit, which sells DIY eco houses, and Leigh Ewbank from Friends of the Earth.

Eco-youth and eco-tourism: capturing two birds with one phone | Our first guest in The Sustainable Hour on 25 October 2017 is the Geelong-based author and columnist Trevor Pescott who presents his new book, ‘Birds and Botanists: A field naturalist’s history of Geelong’. We play an excerpt of a speech Annie Raser-Rowland, author of ‘The Art of Frugal Hedonism’, gave at Beav’s Bar in March 2017, and we have an eco-chat with English language students Sam, Sanam and Melissa from Deakin…

The Sustainable Hour on 25 October with bird & eco-author Trevor Pescott, 'frugal hedonism' author Annie Raser-Rowland, and students Sam, Sanam and Melissa

How to love your home with natural light and trikes | Our guest in The Sustainable Hour on 18 October 2017 is Geelong Gallery’s deputy-director Penny Whitehead.  On the phone we talk with Councillor Cathy Oke, chair of the City of Melbourne Environmental Portfolio.  Tony meets with 20-year-old cycling Danes Marcus Frellsen and Kenneth McDonald Kelly from a six-man strong Cycling Without Age team riding from Newcastle to Hobart on trikes...

How to love your home with natural light and trikes

The renewable energy revolution is happening | Guest in The Sustainable Studio on 11 October 2017 is Dan Cowdell from Geelong Sustainability. He is the project coordinator of Geelong’s first investor-financed community energy project. We also talk with Tom Hunt who is member of Citizens’ Climate Lobby, a non-profit advocacy organisation focused on national policies to address climate change. And we play excerpts of speeches held by Christine Couzens and Vicki Perrett

Guest in The Sustainable Studio on 11 October 2017 is Dan Cowdell from Geelong Sustainability. He is the project coordinator of Geelong's first investor-financed community energy project. We also talk with Tom Hunt who is member of Citizens' Climate.

Houses of value for environment, community and spirit | Guests in The Sustainable Hour on 27 September 2017 are:  Alvyn Williams, architect and owner of Soft Loud House Architects, creating “values-based architecture for environment, community and spirit”, and Amy Gillett, GMHBA’s Community Relations & Partnerships Manager, who explains how the company’s vegetable roof top garden creates quality and value for its employees, while providing food for people in need.

Guests in the sustainable studio on The Pulse on 27 September 2017 are architect Alvyn Williams and Amy Gillett, GMHBA

When zero waste makes business better | Our guests in the Sustainable Studio on 13 September 2017 are Barbara Ferrante, owner of Salon Evein Geelong, and Krystina Birch, Sustainable Salons Australia’s Victorian representative. We visit Gayle English and Phil Slocombe at It’s Only Natural, an eco-friendly dry cleaning shop in Yarraville. And over the phone we talk with Tamara DiMattina about Buy Nothing New Month in October.

Our guests in the Sustainable Hour on 13 September 2017 are Barbara Ferrante, Krystina Birch, Gayle English, Phil Slocombe and Tamara DiMattina

Our guest in The Sustainable Hour on 6 September 2017 is Mark Dekker, who is an urban planner, organic farmer, youth outreach worker and Transition Street mobiliser. We also play a short excerpt from a speech held by the Victorian Minister for Local Government, Natalie Hutchins as Geelong’s ‘Clever and Creative Future’ vision document was launched on 30 August. And a clip from the speech ALP leader Bill Shorten held at the G21 Forum on 1 September in Torquay, where he spoke out of both sides…

Our guest in The Sustainable Hour on 6 September 2017 is Mark Dekker, who is an urban planner, organic farmer and youth outreach worker.

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