S3E7 School Strikers and Gas

Episode Summary

Today’s episode is all about the proposed gas lead recovery for Australia and what our young people are doing to try and stop it.

Firstly we will hear from Warwick Smith, an ecologist and economist, who lays out exactly why the gas lead recovery is a nonsense. 

Then we have two young people who have been involved in the school strike for climate movement.  They have created an event for Castlemaine that is in coordination with actions across Australia to protest the gas lead recovery.  I talk to them about activism, and how the school strike movement has changed their lives.

Then we throw back to an interview I did last season with Cam Walker.  He works at environmental organisation Friends of the Earth (FoE) and I thought what he said in that interview back in May is pertinent right now, on this issue.

Links and resources:

The Australian Youth Climate Coalition (AYCC) 

The One Straw Revolution                

Effective altruism     

Cohen spoke about being involved in the local Z-net effort

If you want to get active and contact your Australian government representatives here are some starting points:

Current Australian Ministry List

If you want to focus on the Labour party

This is the Labour members of parliament


This episode was created in 2020 as part of a series called Turning the Goldfields Green. This series was created with support from MASGMAINfm and the Community Broadcasting Foundation.

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