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”

S3E11 Djab Wurrung Allies and Supporters

Episode Summary In this episode I have two interviews for you.  One with Gabe Lillington, the young man who was up the tree when the last show was recorded.  He spent two nights and three days up in what is called the grandfather tree to successfully halt works until legal processes mandated a stop workContinue reading “S3E11 Djab Wurrung Allies and Supporters”

S3E10 Djab Wurrung Sacred Trees

Episode Summary This week we chat to the people who have been protesting the controversial western Highway upgrade near Ararat. Djab Wurrung Heritage Protection Embassy has been existing amongst the contested trees for three years and this week one of the significant trees was cut down and others were at great risk. Protesters scrambled intoContinue reading “S3E10 Djab Wurrung Sacred Trees”

S3E8 Zero Waste Food

Episode Summary Today we chat with Madeline Hudson about waste free cooking.  She is about to run a zero waste cooking course through the Castlemaine Community House and has been running the community lunch for four years. Those locals to Castlemaine may have seen her performing as Lilly Pilly Green in the Zucchini Clan… ButContinue reading “S3E8 Zero Waste Food”

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”

S2E20 Our Digital World

In this episode I speak with Maikel Linke about the impact of our digital lives on the planet.   Mikael lives in Newstead, just 10 minutes out of Castlemaine.  He runs a not for profit email service that makes your emailing as green as it can be.  We talk about what the physical requirements of ourContinue reading “S2E20 Our Digital World”

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”

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)”