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Guests in The Sustainable Hour on 28 March 2018 are Bernadette Uzelac, Chief Executive Officer, Geelong Chamber of Commerce, and Charles Kovess, Marketing Director, Textile and Composite Industries. They describe their vision of how Geelong could reinvent itself as a plastic-free fiber-textile region and reestablish the former wool industry centre as Australia’s textile capital, growing, processing and producing hemp textile for clothes, including army uniforms, and bags.

Hemp-based road to plastic freedom – Centre for Climate Safety

Guests in The Sustainable Hour on 28 March 2018 are Bernadette Uzelac, Chief Executive Officer, Geelong Chamber of Commerce, and Charles Kovess, Marketing Director, Textile and Composite Industries. They describe their vision of how Geelong could reinvent itself as a plastic-free fiber-textile region and reestablish the former wool industry centre as Australia’s textile capital, growing, processing and producing hemp textile for clothes, including army uniforms, and bags.

Season's greetings from the carbon frontier | In the 103rd Sustainable Hour on 94.7 The Pulse on 9 December 2015, we talk with Alison Marchant from Frack Free Moriac and Lock the Gate about the new 200-page inquiry report on fracking. Adam Majcher from ClimateWorks spoke at the Act on Climate Festival opening night about ‘Pathways to a Low Carbon Future’. Anisa Rogers, participant in Flood the System, tells us what is planned for a non-violent direct action event in Melbourne on 10 December

Season's greetings from the carbon frontier – Centre for Climate...

In the Sustainable Hour on The Pulse on 9 December we talk with Alison Marchant from Frack Free Moriac and Lock the Gate about the inquiry report on fracking which a commission has put together for the Victorian government.

In The Sustainable Hour on 15 November 2017 we talk with Geelong’s new mayor Bruce Harwood about the ‘Clever-Creative’ 30-year vision for Geelong, which he had told voters that he was “fully committed” to, but now brushes it off with a saying that “there is only two days that you can’t do anything and that’s yesterday and tomorrow.” We also talk with Dr Michelle Maloney, Dr Andrew King, Paul Hoelen, Ken Peters-Dodd and Paul Nimbahly

In the midst of it all, in the door steps The Sensible Citizen –...

In The Sustainable Hour on 15 November 2017 we talk with Geelong’s new mayor Bruce Harwood about the ‘Clever-Creative’ 30-year vision for Geelong, which he had told voters that he was “fully committed” to, but now brushes it off with a saying that “there is only two days that you can’t do anything and that’s yesterday and tomorrow.” We also talk with Dr Michelle Maloney, Dr Andrew King, Paul Hoelen, Ken Peters-Dodd and Paul Nimbahly

Swap til you drop! On 7 June 2017, The Sustainable Hour goes in creative city mode and opens the door to an exciting new world of slow fashion: The latest trends in clothes upcycling, swapping and repairing. Conscious consumerism with

The slow fashion revolution of a creative city

Swap til you drop! On 7 June The Sustainable Hour goes in creative city mode and opens the door to an exciting new world of slow fashion: The latest trends in clothes upcycling, swapping and repairing. Conscious consumerism with

Changing the climate paradigm | When it comes to climate change, “we are suffering a dearth of vision and political will,” says ‘the accidental councillor’ David Bell, an organic farmer who recently was appointed as the new mayor of Surf Coast Shire. “Let’s change the paradigm of what we do with our politicians,” he suggests in The Sustainable Hour no 197 on 29 November 2017 on 94.7 The Pulse...

Changing the climate paradigm

When it comes to climate change, “we are suffering a dearth of vision and political will,” says the new mayor of Surf Coast Shire in The Sustainable Hour

Local food gets mini farmers fired up. A Sustainable Hour powered on solar and aired live on FM and streaming from The Farmer’s Place on ‘Mini Farmer’s Day’, 30 March 2016 – an event which kicked off the annual ‘Eat Local Month’ in Geelong. The Sustainable Hour #115 on 94.7 The Pulse on 30 March 2016

Local food gets mini farmers fired up

A Sustainable Hour powered on solar and aired live on FM and streaming from The Farmer’s Place on ‘Mini Farmer’s Day’, 30 March 2016 – an event which kicked off the annual ‘Eat Local Month’ in Geelong. Guests in the hour:

When zero waste makes business better | Our guests in the Sustainable Studio on 13 September 2017 are Barbara Ferrante, owner of Salon Evein Geelong, and Krystina Birch, Sustainable Salons Australia’s Victorian representative. We visit Gayle English and Phil Slocombe at It’s Only Natural, an eco-friendly dry cleaning shop in Yarraville. And over the phone we talk with Tamara DiMattina about Buy Nothing New Month in October.

When zero waste makes business better

Our guests in the Sustainable Hour on 13 September 2017 are Barbara Ferrante, Krystina Birch, Gayle English, Phil Slocombe and Tamara DiMattina

How to love your home with natural light and trikes | Our guest in The Sustainable Hour on 18 October 2017 is Geelong Gallery’s deputy-director Penny Whitehead.  On the phone we talk with Councillor Cathy Oke, chair of the City of Melbourne Environmental Portfolio.  Tony meets with 20-year-old cycling Danes Marcus Frellsen and Kenneth McDonald Kelly from a six-man strong Cycling Without Age team riding from Newcastle to Hobart on trikes...

How to love your home with natural light and trikes

How to love your home with natural light and trikes | Our guest in The Sustainable Hour on 18 October 2017 is Geelong Gallery’s deputy-director Penny Whitehead. On the phone we talk with Councillor Cathy Oke, chair of the City of Melbourne Environmental Portfolio. Tony meets with 20-year-old cycling Danes Marcus Frellsen and Kenneth McDonald Kelly from a six-man strong Cycling Without Age team riding from Newcastle to Hobart on trikes...

Meet the awarded, transformational doer Chris Balazs from Sage Farm. Together with his family he will be opening their house, regenerative farm and artisan butchery for visitors on Geelong’s Sustainable House Day on 15 October. The inspirational ecology expert and One Planet Living mobiliser Suzette Jackson from Innate Ecology has just stepped up to the position as committee president of the newly started Barwon Fair Food Network.

The ethical farmer: Respecting the cowness of the cow

Guests in The Sustainable Hour on 30 August 2017 are Chris Balazs, Suzette Jackson and Mark Dekker – for an hour about sustainable and ethical farming

The Sustainable Hour on 8 March 2017, the International Women’s Day, with Suzette Jackson, Ninna Katrine Larsen and Thea Ormerod and rally speeches by Dr Kate Lardner, Wendy Farmer and Cat Nadel. L…

Climate change: made by man – or made by men? – Centre for Climate...

The Sustainable Hour on 8 March the International Women’s Day, with Suzette Jackson, Ninna Katrine Larsen and Thea Ormerod – and rally speeches by Dr Kate Lardner, Wendy Farmer and Cat Nadel. Listen to The Sustainable Hour no.

We learn from each other’s solutions | The only thing standing in the way for a transition to clean energy and a safer climate is political will. So let’s talk about what we can do about that. Welcome to the 56th Sustainable Hour on 17 December 2014, our last in 2014.

We learn from each other’s solutions

Wind energy is now cheaper than coal. The only thing standing in the way for a transition to clean energy and a.

The Sustainable Hour - 25 February 2015 - Show no 61: Building new pillars of distributed energies. The 61st edition of The Sustainable Hour is coloured by the Sustainable Living Festival which currently runs in Geelong and Melbourne with more than 80 events. With Dave Kerin from Earthworker,    Leopold Men’s Shed at GPAC. Jeremy Rifkin, advisor to the European Union, and investment advicer Bob Massie, president of The New Economy Coalition and initiator of The Investor Network on Climate…

Building new pillars of distributed energies

The edition of The Sustainable Hour is coloured by the Sustainable Living Festival which currently runs in Geelong and Melbourne with more than 80 events. Dave Kerin gives us an update about the launch of the first Earthworker factory and their plans.

Actually we act on climate | In the lead up to the Act on Climate festival in Geelong and the UN Climate Talks in Paris, the 99th Sustainable Hour on 94.7 The Pulse on 18 November 2015 is an hour spent in pleasant company with Climate Reality Leader Sam Smith from Future Proofing Geelong, a department in City of Greater Geelong. We talk about climate policy and various positive climate action initiatives at local and municipal as well as global level, such as Future Proofing Geelong, the…

Actually we act on climate

In the lead up to the Act on Climate festival in Geelong and the UN Climate Talks in Paris, the Sustainable Hour on The Pulse on 18 November 2015 is an hour spent in pleasant company with Climate Reality Leader Sam Smith from Future Proofing.

In The Sustainable Hour no 199 on 13 December 2017 we talk about rooftop solar for renters, blockading the Adani coal mine, Rescope Project's regenerative podcasts, and play a gruffalo song...

Renters going solar and a regenerative gruffalo – Centre for...

In The Sustainable Hour no 199 on 13 December 2017 we talk about rooftop solar for renters, blockading the Adani coal mine, Rescope Project's regenerative podcasts, and play a gruffalo song.

Heinz Dahl: Rely on the wind | “My dream is that I want to see Geelong be the environmental, renewable energy capital of Australia. I think that is the perfect scenario that we should work towards,” said Heinz Dahl, managing director, NexTgen Wind, in the 54th Sustainable Hour on 3 Dec 2014. Pre-recorded interview: Per Bernard, co-founding member of Hepburn Wind

Heinz Dahl: Rely on the wind

Heinz Dahl: Rely on the wind | “My dream is that I want to see Geelong be the environmental, renewable energy capital of Australia. I think that is the perfect scenario that we should work towards,” said Heinz Dahl, managing director, NexTgen Wind, in the 54th Sustainable Hour on 3 Dec 2014. Pre-recorded interview: Per Bernard, co-founding member of Hepburn Wind

Now spreadable: Geelong’s clever and creative future vision | In The Sustainable Hour on 26 July 2017, Geelong’s Chief Administrator Dr Kathy Alexander and Dr Simone Boer, who is Manager of Strategy and Program Delivery in City of Greater Geelong, talk about the new 30-year vision for Geelong. Click on image to listen to the podcast...

Now spreadable: Geelong’s clever and creative future vision

In The Sustainable Hour on 26 July Geelong’s Chief Administrator Dr Kathy Alexander and Dr Simone Boer talk about the new vision for Geelong.

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