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 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”

S3E13 Ecology and the Economy with Warwick Smith

Episode Summary In this episode we hear from Warwick Smith, a Castlemaine Local, about his dual careers as an ecologist and an economist. (You might remember him from the Student Strike Episode earlier this season) He is fascinating to talk to, I think, because so often we are presented with the idea that these twoContinue reading “S3E13 Ecology and the Economy with Warwick Smith”

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 peopleContinue reading “S3E7 School Strikers and Gas”