166 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.

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    • 4.7 • 46 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.

    #159 - Celebrating Sustainability in 2021

    #159 - Celebrating Sustainability in 2021

    2021 has been another challenging year for the planet. But it hasn't all been doom and gloom. In this episode we look at some success stories; from coral restoration in the Great Barrier Reef to promising emission reduction targets. We speak to a Victorian community fighting against a mine in their midst and track an exciting new hope for Aussie icon, the Tasmanian Devil.

    Featuring:

    •Professor David Suggett, Director of the Future Reefs Program at the University of Technology Sydney
    •Lise Walbom, CEO of Food Nation Denmark
    •Kelly Davis, Supervisor at Aussie Ark
    •Debbie Carruthers, Campaigner at Mine Free GlenaladaleProducer/ Host: Sophie Ellis
    Music: Epidemic Sound

    • 28 min
    #158 - Listening To Our Environments

    #158 - Listening To Our Environments

    What are five sounds you liked today?

    A lot of the time, we get through the day without listening much to the world around us. But if we pay a little more attention, what can we learn?

    In this episode, we look at acoustic ecology, and how listening can be a tool to get us to care more about our planet.

    Featuring:
    Ingrid Neilson, musician
    Dr Brent Keogh, Lecturer, School of Music and Sound Design, University of Technology Sydney

    Producer/presenter: Josh Green
    Music: Ingrid Neilson

    • 22 min
    #157 - Ecological Linguistics

    #157 - Ecological Linguistics

    What is ecological linguistics? How does the English language shape our perceptions of the environment? In this episode we discuss the different terms used to describe climate change and then highlight some more subtle ways language can shape our perceptions of the world around us.

    Featuring:
    Lee Joachim, Yorta Yorta man, Board Member of Living Languages Australia.
    Professor Arran Stibbe, Professor of Ecological Linguistics, University of Gloucestershire
    Dr Helen Bromhead, Linguist, Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Griffith Research Centre for Social and Cultural Research and Project Lead at the Griffith Climate Action Beacon, Griffith University
    Dr Jeremy Walker, Co-director of the Climate Justice Research Centre, and Senior Lecturer in Social and Political Sciences Program, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences University of Technology Sydney

    Producer/Presenter: Marlene Even
    Music: Epidemic Sound
    'If It's Flooded, Forget it', public safety advertisement, 2021, ACT Emergency Services Agency

    • 28 min
    #156 - Listening To Coral Reefs

    #156 - Listening To Coral Reefs

    Coral reefs are under serious threat, an IPCC report predicts that even if global warming is limited to 1.5 degrees celsius above pre-industrial levels it would result in a 70-90 percent decline of tropical coral reefs. In this episode we open our eyes, nose and ears to discuss the innovative ways coral reefs can be conserved. In the first half of this episode we learn about the sounds of coral reefs and in the second half the 'smell' of coral reefs.

    Featuring:
    Dr Miles Parsons, research scientist, Australian Institute of Marine Science
    Dr Caitlin Lawson, research associate at the Climate Change Cluster (C3), University of Technology Sydney and School of Environmental and Life Sciences, University of Newcastle

    Producer/Presenter: Marlene Even
    Music: Epidemic Sound
    Ningaloo Reef lagoon area recording (credit: Reef Song Project, AIMS)
    North West Australia Fish Choruses recording (credit: Curtin University)

    • 29 min
    #155 - Weighing up Glasgow

    #155 - Weighing up Glasgow

    With the most anticipated international cooperation on climate change this decade now over, in this episode we reflect on what the COP26 conference has achieved, Australia's contributions, and consider its impact on those most vulnerable to the climate crisis.
    Featuring:

    •Dr Sven Teske, Research Director at the Institute for Sustainable Futures at the University of Technology Sydney
    •Dr Cameron Tonkinwise, Research Director at the Design Innovation Research Centre at the University of Technology Sydney

    Producer/Host: Sophie Ellis

    Music: Epidemic Sound

    • 29 min
    #154 - Protecting Our Swamps

    #154 - Protecting Our Swamps

    What do you think of when you imagine a swamp?

    They may not be regarded as postcard-perfect environments but swamps play really mportant roles ecologically, regulating water and storing carbon. But they're at risk, and the problems mostly boil down to human causes. This episode looks at swamps, what's threatening them, and what's being done to keep them safe.

    Featuring:

    •Grant Hose, Faculty of Science and Engineering, Macquarie University
    •John Merson, Executive Director, Blue Mountains World Heritage Institute
    •Heather Goodall, Professor Emerita, University of Technology Sydney

    Producer/presenter: Josh Green

    Music: Epidemic Sound

    • 24 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
46 Ratings

46 Ratings

Choclito21 ,

An delightful, evergreen listen!

A great podcast for anyone curious about the future of sustainability and looking for an accessible, polished introduction to new ideas.

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!

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