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We live in Climactic times.
The culmination of billions of lives lived since the Industrial Revolution. The Anthropocene — our current age of technology, machines, and an insatiable need for fuel — has changed the planet and set us on a new path.
There is now broad agreement that the consequences of our collective actions are severe. We’re facing an unprecedented future with a destabilised natural world due to rising temperatures.
Climactic tells the stories of the people making a difference. Regular people like us, in a daily struggle to live sustainable lives. We want to be the people's voice on climate change, embedded in the community, from the perspective of the actual people.
We want to hear these powerful stories. Are you a member of a community environmental group? Do you have knowledge of climate change? A regular person struggling to figure out your role?
We'd love to help you tell your story.

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We live in Climactic times.
The culmination of billions of lives lived since the Industrial Revolution. The Anthropocene — our current age of technology, machines, and an insatiable need for fuel — has changed the planet and set us on a new path.
There is now broad agreement that the consequences of our collective actions are severe. We’re facing an unprecedented future with a destabilised natural world due to rising temperatures.
Climactic tells the stories of the people making a difference. Regular people like us, in a daily struggle to live sustainable lives. We want to be the people's voice on climate change, embedded in the community, from the perspective of the actual people.
We want to hear these powerful stories. Are you a member of a community environmental group? Do you have knowledge of climate change? A regular person struggling to figure out your role?
We'd love to help you tell your story.

    Mark Spencer | Climate.careers and the everyday Green New Deal - Evan Hynes

    Mark Spencer | Climate.careers and the everyday Green New Deal - Evan Hynes

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    Mark and Evan met on the Project Drawdown group on Facebook, but didn't realise it at the time. Then they were put into a group thread by a fellow connector, Daniel Poynter. Evan reached out to be on the podcast, and Mark just loved that. In this episode Mark and Evan go into the likelihood of a US Green New Deal, but more importantly into what it really means, and how to achieve the goal of a job and a life that's actively spent in pursuit of solutions to the climate crisis.


    You'll get a lot from this episode, but fair warning, you may be inspired to upgrade your job. Don't say we didn't give you a heads-up.
    Special Guest: Evan Hynes.
    Support Climactic
    Links:
    Climate.CareersMatching high impact jobs with high impact skills — Interviewing Evan Hynes of Climate.Careers — — For this episode of We Are Climate Designers, Marc and Sarah interviewed Evan Hynes of Climate.careers.

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    Transition Australia | National Wrap 24th-30th Jan 2020

    Transition Australia | National Wrap 24th-30th Jan 2020

    Each week Transition Australia, in collaboration with other Transition and environment groups will be putting together a summary of some events that are happening across the country. The aim is to promote the amazing work that's going on and make sure people know just how much is going on.


    We are very grateful to our podcast partners particularly Climactic and the Sustainable Hour for their support.


    For more information about events included head to [Transitionaustralia.net](www.transitionaustralia.net)
    Special Guest: Paul Shelton.
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    Katerina Cosgrove | How surviving cancer helps me cope with the climate crisis

    Katerina Cosgrove | How surviving cancer helps me cope with the climate crisis

    Australia's bushfires have left grief on our doorstep. As a cancer survivor, I too have been through the flames.


    You can read the full article at Al Jazeera here.


    Or, you can listen to it read aloud, by the author.


    This is the first of hopefully many such pieces being read aloud by their creators that we'll be hosting on Climactic. The amazing Facebook group Writing for the Environment is a wealth of amazing content, and we hope to become a venue for more audio adaptations of writing on the climate crisis.
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    Links:
    How surviving cancer helps me cope with the climate crisis | Cancer | Al Jazeera — Australia's bushfires have left grief on our doorstep. As a cancer survivor, I too have been through the flames.Writing for the Environment

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    Tess Chapman — Wantoks: Dance of Resilience, and the Power of Media | Iara Lee

    Tess Chapman — Wantoks: Dance of Resilience, and the Power of Media | Iara Lee

    Iara Lee is a prolific filmmaker and chronicler of social movements, native cultures fighting to protect their heritage and lands, and the beauty of the human and natural world.


    Tess Chapman, half of the Seasters podcasting duo, jumped on a remote recording session with Iara to talk about her time in the Solomon Islands, her film Wantoks among others, and the power of independent media.


    Check out the trailer for the film Wantoks, and you'll see past guest Patrick Rose even show up.


    Listen to Patrick's episode at: www.climactic.fm/88


    Thanks to Spencer Green for editing this episode.


    Thank you listeners for letting us get to Episode 100!
    Special Guest: Iara Lee.
    Support Climactic
    Links:
    Director Iara Lee | Cultures of ResistanceWantoks: Dance of Resilience in Melanesia | Cultures of Resistance FilmsWANTOKS: Dance of Resilience in Melanesia (Official Trailer) - YouTube

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    Nancy Hillier Lecture | Climate Justice — new community activism

    Nancy Hillier Lecture | Climate Justice — new community activism

    History of the lecture and in memory of Nancy Hillier
    In 2016, staff in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at the University of New South Wales proposed an annual lecture to commemorate the life and work of Nancy Hillier OAM, a prominent figure in the Botany Community, instigator of significant community services across many fields, and a life time supporter of education and scholarship.
    The inaugural lecture took place at NSW Parliament House in August 2016. Botany Bay City Council and now the new Bayside City Council agreed to host and co-fund the lecture as an ongoing annual event, in conjunction with UNSW. Development of the lecture series has involved UNSW staff, Botany Bay community members, Bayside Council staff and councilors, Botany Historical Trust, NSW government MPs, and Nancy’s family.
    Nancy’s many contributions to the development of services, to championing the interests of residents, and to protection of the environment in the Botany Bay region, are very well known. Her legacy is aptly summarized in the title of her SMH obituary as the “Relentless rebel with many causes”.
    Moving to Botany at 17, and faced with the inexorable development of the suburb in which she found herself, Nancy became embroiled in what became her life’s work – fighting for justice for local residents, the community and the environment. From extensions to the port of Botany through to industrial contamination, there was much to confront.
    A natural organizer, Nancy always led from the front, which did not go unrecognized. Named 1985 Botany Council citizen of the year, she worked tirelessly in her community, often challenging industry and governments at the highest levels. She received a Medal of the Order of Australia in 2006.
    Nancy was also tireless in assisting academics and students, many from UNSW, in their research and teaching projects. She also co-authored academic analysis, and wrote many reports, submissions, letters and other public documents. Her own extensive archive is held by Bayside's local Library.
    This lecture series acknowledges Nancy’s heritage, recalling her work and passion while providing an avenue for others to debate issues that resonate with Nancy’s work. Over the years, the annual event will help forge scholarly and broader community relationships and commitments.
    The general theme of the lecture series is community participation in the achievement of social and environmental objectives.
    Each year, at least one presentation will be given by a young emerging community leader. This recognizes the important perspective of a younger generation, and reminds us that the necessity to ‘pass the baton’ to emerging leaders and activists was amongst Nancy’s greatest passions.


    With thanks to all the contributors above, and to others who assisted to initiate and organise this event:
    Bayside City Council: staff and councilors
    Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences UNSW: Events and Media team.
    Parliament House staff, and the office of MLC Cate Faehrmann




    Presenters
    Jean Hinchliffe is a 15-year-old school student and climate activist. As the Sydney group founder and lead national organiser within School Strike 4 Climate, she campaigns for legislative action to end the climate crisis. She first initiated her activist journey at the age of thirteen through volunteering with the Vote Yes campaign for marriage equality, before becoming involved with GetUp and Stop Adani. However, it was only in late 2018 that she started to focus on the climate crisis above other issues. When she isn’t trying to save the world, Jean works as a professional actress.


    Varsha Yajman is a year 12 student at Gosford High on the Central Coast. She grew up in Sydney for the most part, and says going to school on the Coast has given her exposure to diverse perspectives on societal issues such as female rights, health, and

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    #climatepodcase | Power of Youth — Youth Protest

    #climatepodcase | Power of Youth — Youth Protest

    This episode is a part of the first annual Climate Podcast Showcase, for more information on this visit www.climactic.fm/climatepodcase, and for more information on this show please visit The Power of Youth




    In August of 2018, then 15-year-old Greta Thunberg started striking outside Swedish Parliament, demanding stronger action on climate change. A year later, her global notoriety has inspired millions of young people around the world to take similar action, including in Australia, really showcasing the power of youth.


    Episode 4 of our podcast, we speak to Daisy and Viv, two of the masterminds behind some of the strikes happening in Australia. We ask them about what motivates them, what challenges they have faced and their response to some of the criticism that has been directed their way as well as the imperative importance of stronger climate action in this country.


    Hosts: Simeon Levine, Alannah Robinson and Alex Driscoll
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