145 episodes

From waste to wealth, and grids to growth, the show digs into the impact of consumption across all areas of life — it tracks the movements, discoveries and technologies making way for a sustainable future.

Think: Sustainability 2SER 107.3

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.7 • 38 Ratings

From waste to wealth, and grids to growth, the show digs into the impact of consumption across all areas of life — it tracks the movements, discoveries and technologies making way for a sustainable future.

    #138 - Celebrating Sustainability in 2020

    #138 - Celebrating Sustainability in 2020

    In this episode of Think: Sustainability, we spotlight some exciting new developments in the sustainability sector. What projects have been underway while we've been glued to our TVs, following COVID and the US election?

    We talk to three experts in environmental fields to celebrate innovative renewable energy projects, the circular economy and what a Joe Biden election victory means for Australia's climate policy.

    Producer: Marlene Even
    Producer/Presenter: Julia Carr-Catzel

    Featured:
    Dr Nick Florin, Research Director, Institute for Sustainable Futures (ISF), University of Technology Sydney. Manager of the Resource Futures research group and directs and undertakes collaborative research projects with industry and government partners on resource conservation, recovery and recycling.

    Professor Veena Sahajwalla, Director of the Circular Economy Innovation Network and founding Director of the Centre for Sustainable Materials Research and Technology (SMaRT) UNSW.

    Dr Chris Briggs, Research Principal, Institute for Sustainable Futures, University of Technology and Technical Director, Business Renewables Centre-Australia.

    Music: Epidemic Sound

    • 25 min
    #137 - The Psychology of Climate Change

    #137 - The Psychology of Climate Change

    In this episode, we explore the psychology of climate change. With the help of Carl Jung's analytical psychology, we look at how our internal disorder may be hindering efforts to solve external problems. What is holding us back from effective climate action, individually and collectively?

    Producer/presenter: Julia Carr-Catzel

    Featured:
    Jonathan Marshall, Future Fellow and member of the Climate Justice Research Centre, University of Technology Sydney

    Music: Epidemic Sound

    • 28 min
    #136 - Precarious Housing Part Two, International Students

    #136 - Precarious Housing Part Two, International Students

    This is the second-part of a two-part series of Think: Sustainability, where we speak to those living in precarious housing situations. In part one, we spoke to public housing tenants. In this episode, we hear from some of the half a million international students trapped in Australia.

    Producer/Presenter: Julia Carr-Catzel

    Featured:
    Mon Mon Myo Myint, Rajendra Kumar, Rojal L. Shrestha, international students
    Adam Loftus, School Breakfast 4 Health and Agencies Team Leader, Foodbank
    Kylie Ebert, Director, Student Life, Macquarie University
    Alan Morris, professor, Institute for Public Policy and Governance, University of Technology Sydney

    Music: Epidemic Sound, Blue Dot Sessions

    • 27 min
    #135 - Precarious Housing Part One, Public Housing Tenants

    #135 - Precarious Housing Part One, Public Housing Tenants

    In this two-part series of Think: Sustainability, we speak to those living in precarious housing situations in Australia. In part one, tens of thousands sit on public housing waiting lists, and a severe lack of funding in the sector means that those who make it in, are some of the most vulnerable in society.

    Producer/Presenter: Julia Carr-Catzel

    Featured:
    Alan Morris, professor, Institute for Public Policy and Governance, University of Technology Sydney
    Fiona Ross, public housing tenant, co-founder Friends of Public Housing
    Sara Wilkinson, building surveyor, professor, School of Built Environment, University of Technology Sydney

    Music: Epidemic Sound, Blue Dot Sessions

    • 24 min
    #134 - The New Age Of Sustainable Air Travel

    #134 - The New Age Of Sustainable Air Travel

    In this episode, we take a closer look at whether COVID19 has shone a harsh light on aviation's carbon footprint, or whether despite the crisis; the big players in aviation will be unwilling to turn-off auto-pilot.

    Producer/Presenter: Max Tillman

    Featured:
    Audrey Quicke, researcher, the Australia Institute Climate
    Jonothan O'Neill, manager, UTS Protospace
    Dr Ben Hankamer, Queensland Sustainable Aviation Fuel Initiative

    Music:
    Epidemic Sound

    • 28 min
    #133 - Sustainability In The Stars

    #133 - Sustainability In The Stars

    In this episode, we examine space debris, what is it and why is there more of it? We examine current and emerging space junk removal technology. And what laws and measures are in place to hold those who litter, to account?

    Presenter/Producer: Marlene Even

    Featured:
    Dr. Martin Bell, astrophysicist, and lecturer at the University of Technology Sydney School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences.

    Dr. Cassandra Steer, a lecturer at the Australian National University College of Law and a mission specialist at the Australian National University Institute for Space.

    Mike Lindsay, Chief Technology Officer, Astroscale.

    Music: Epidemic Sound

    Sound:
    'Starlink mission', 18th August 2020 (credit: SpaceX) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jTMJK7wb0rM
    Interview with Peter Meiklejohn, from the documentary 'Searching for Skylab' 2019 (credit: 'Searching for Skylab', Dwight Steven-Boniecki) www.searchingforskylab.com
    'Flight Controllers Activity During Skylab Reentry On 12.7.1979', (credit: NASA)
    'Sounds of Saturn: Hear Radio Emissions of the Planet and its Moon Enceladus', 2017, licence under a Creative Common Licence (Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/University of Iowa) https://soundcloud.com/nasa/enceladus-hiss-audio
    'Dinks and Donks: from InSight's seismometer', 2019 (credit: NASA) https://www.nasa.gov/connect/sounds/index.html

    • 31 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
38 Ratings

38 Ratings

ChloeDeee ,

Reliable and enjoyable

I highly rate this podcast, informative but yet easily digestible and covers some common topics as well as insights I’d never have thought of.

srtasoph ,

Really enjoying

Really enjoying this podcast so far, informative, interesting topics. The earliest episodes are not so great, but they get better as the hosts get more experience I guess!

Ankawatt ,

Hmmm

I have mostly enjoyed this show, until I heard the war against cats episode, which was published twice. Extremely single sided and has made me question how legitimate the rest of the show is

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