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)”

S2E3 Transition Towns

In this episode, we start with what the frik is going on with recycling in this region!  Then move on to Transition Towns… what are they?  how can that be applied here? and what comes next?  I am joined by Mary Blain from MASG and Ian Lillington Premaculturalist, both of whom have been fans ofContinue reading “S2E3 Transition Towns”

S2E2 Compost and doggy doo

In this episode we speak to Bill Grant who is a self confessed compost nerd and whose job it is to know all about waste.  We discuss why it is so important to keep organic waste out of landfill and what is REALLY going on with recycling at the moment.  We also delve into theContinue reading “S2E2 Compost and doggy doo”

S2E1 Drawdown and Fire Safety

The first episode in a new series. Allie introduces us to the new series and puts it in the context of the devastating fires that were out of control across much of Australia in early 2020.  We start with Deane Belfield, talking about the book Drawdown and how it can help us all avoid climateContinue reading “S2E1 Drawdown and Fire Safety”

S1E8 Chewton Primary School

Julie Holden is the principal of the Chewton Primary School.  Under her leadership the school has achieved a five star sustainability rating, the highest rating there is. Find out what she and her team and the students at Chewton Primary School have done to achieve this. This episode was created in 2018 as part ofContinue reading “S1E8 Chewton Primary School”

S1E7 Repair Cafe

At the time of this interview Chris Hooper had been running a monthly Repair Cafe in Castlemaine for over a year. In that time they saved over 600kg of waste from being thrown out; objects, clothing and mechanical items that can now live to see another day.  In this episode I speak to Chris aboutContinue reading “S1E7 Repair Cafe”