S4 E10 Mildura Part 2: The Eco Village

As mentioned in the recent episode The Mallee, the Murray and the Mayor, Mildura interests me on a several levels and the interview with the city officials you heard in that episode was a great overview of the region, the particular issues they face and what is being attempted from a policy and government perspective.Continue reading “S4 E10 Mildura Part 2: The Eco Village”

S4 E09 COP26 with Cam Walker

The climate related news media has been saturated over the last few weeks in reactions, reflections and commentary about COP26. For a show about grassroots climate action it has been hard to know what to say about it all. Enter Cam Walker, who you might remember from a past episode about Friends of the Earth,Continue reading “S4 E09 COP26 with Cam Walker”

S2E19 Friends of the Earth with Cam Walker

In this episode we speak with Cam Walker who has been working at Friends of the Earth (FoE) for 30 years and has been an activist for even longer than that.  If you want someone who really understands the push and pull, the nuance and dynamics of running a long term campaign for the environment CamContinue reading “S2E19 Friends of the Earth with Cam Walker”

S2E18 Deep Ecology with Kerry Calcraft

In this episode I speak with Castlemaine local, Kerry Calcraft, who spent her twenties protesting logging in Western Australia at Giblett forest.  We discuss the training she got in Deep Ecology and Non Violent Direct Action and how that has impacted her life since then… including how it helps her during this Covid-19 pandemic andContinue reading “S2E18 Deep Ecology with Kerry Calcraft”

S2E17 Adani Coal Mine

**This episode was repeated on the podcast a year and half after its initial release with a new introduction. This was done to mark the fact that in Nov 2021 Jacinta also took part in a non-violent direct action, locking on to coal machinery and helping to stop work for four hours** In this episodeContinue reading “S2E17 Adani Coal Mine”

S2E8 Coping with Climate Change

Dr Susie Burke (psychologist) and Kerrily Jennings (Community House) join us to discuss the controversy surrounding the council funded workshops at Castlemaine Community House.  It surround a series of three workshops run by Susie which are all looking at how we humans are responding to climate change… see links below.  The conversation ranges far andContinue reading “S2E8 Coping with Climate Change”

S2E7 When the River Runs Dry

In this episode, we discuss the documentary film ‘When the River Runs Dry‘ made by a father son team from Maldon. Only just released and already honoured with multiple awards, this film explores the 2019 mass fish kill event in the Darling River.  In the first half of the episode we get a review ofContinue reading “S2E7 When the River Runs Dry”

S2E6 Protest (part 2)

In this episode we catch up with Eliza Tree who spoke to us in episode 4 about the protests up in Canberra.  In this episode we hear about what happened up there and how it all went.  She also gives us an insight into the Climate Emergency Summit she attended last weekend in Melbourne.  InContinue reading “S2E6 Protest (part 2)”

S2E5 Terry White

This is a get to know you episode with local climate activist and community change agent Terry White.  Hear about his story from being a kid wandering the wilds and developing a love of nature to what he is doing now to help push us and our local council towards change. This episode was createdContinue reading “S2E5 Terry White”

S2E4 Protest (part 1)

This week a contingent of locals took a road trip to Canberra to rally outside of parliament and a Castlemaine rally took place in support of the Canberra crew.  I wanted to know what they were protesting about and whether they really thought it would change anyone’s mind. Featured song: Totnes Extinction Rebellion Song ThisContinue reading “S2E4 Protest (part 1)”