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”

S4 E08 Mildura part 1: The Mallee, the Murray and the Mayor

Following on from our last episode with Rob Law we head up to Mildura, over 400km to the north of Castlemaine. My interest in Mildura has been growing lately. It is a regional city sitting right on the mighty Murray River, and at the heart of a region called the Mallee. I have been upContinue reading “S4 E08 Mildura part 1: The Mallee, the Murray and the Mayor”

S4 E07 Charging the Regions

Rob Law, Executive Officer of the CVGA (Central Victorian Greenhouse Alliance) joins us to talk about alliances and collaborations between local councils. After years of careful and persistent efforts the CVGA has been instrumental in helping numerous councils in Victoria come together and commit to 10 years worth of renewable energy AND install electric vehicleContinue reading “S4 E07 Charging the Regions”

S4 E06 Healthy Soil

‘Don’t treat your soil like dirt’ is a motto today’s guest Dr Jess Drake lives by. Jess is a soil scientist with Murrang Earth Sciences and science educator through her blog. In this episode Jess tells us how soil plays a vital part in healthy ecosystems, carbon sequestration and life itself. We discuss the peculiaritiesContinue reading “S4 E06 Healthy Soil”

S4 E05 Cycling Together

Recorded at a live, online book launch of Trace Balla’s latest creation Cycling Together. Trace is a multi award winning author, illustrator and creates the most beautiful graphic novellas, including Rivertime, Rockhopping and the Thank you Dish. This is a beautiful book with a very important message. Trace has created this book to support theContinue reading “S4 E05 Cycling Together”

S4 E04 The Bioenergy Debate – Part 2 – Questions and Answers

Recorded at a recent town meeting this episode shares the Q&A session that followed the presentation by Deane Belfield of MASG   This is our second episode looking at the contentious bioenergy plant proposed for Castlemaine. (hear the presentation in our last episode) For many who are worried about climate change this kind of renewableContinue reading “S4 E04 The Bioenergy Debate – Part 2 – Questions and Answers”

S4 E03 The Bioenergy Debate – Part 1 – The Presentation

This episode is the first of two that looks at a contentious issue in Castlemaine at the moment, the proposed bioenergy plant. For many who are worried about climate change this kind of renewable energy project seems like a great idea, but those living at its doorstep have some serious reservations.  Allie starts the episodeContinue reading “S4 E03 The Bioenergy Debate – Part 1 – The Presentation”

S4 E02 Human Health and Climate

This episode looks at the implications for human health as the climate changes. Vanora Mulvenna joins us from the DHHS (the Victorian State government’s Department of Health and Human Services) to discuss how our state government is already planning for the health impacts of climate change. From bushfires to mosquito borne pathogens to future proofingContinue reading “S4 E02 Human Health and Climate”

S4 E01 What is Saltgrass – with Karl Just

What is saltgrass?  This show was named after a real plant and we wanted to know more about it… but it actually isn’t very well known.  In this episode we chat with Karl Just, local ecologist, who is one of the few people we were able to find who knows about the plant.  We discussContinue reading “S4 E01 What is Saltgrass – with Karl Just”

S3 E23 School Strike: Fund our Future

This final episode for Season 3 contains a plethora of voices all asking for the same thing: fund our future, not gas. The Australian School Strike for Climate crew have struck again.  Just before our state was locked down due to another covid outbreak thousands of students walked out of school and gathered in majorContinue reading “S3 E23 School Strike: Fund our Future”