154 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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    • Society & Culture
    • 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.

    E147 - Not-So-Digital Workforce

    E147 - Not-So-Digital Workforce

    Digital labour and remote working trends have seen incredible uptake due to the pandemic. Though we may think these changes to our lives exist only in the ephemeral online world, in this episode we explore whether the digital workforce could help us build more sustainable cities.

    Featuring:

    •Andrew Butt, Associate Professor in Sustainability and Urban Planning at RMIT University
    •David Bissell, Associate Professor in the School of Geography at University of Melbourne
    •Shanaka Herath, Lecturer in the School of Built Environment at The University of Technology Sydney

    Producer/Host: Sophie Ellis

    Music: Epidemic Sound

    • 27 min
    #146 - Art and Climate Fatigue

    #146 - Art and Climate Fatigue

    Climate Fatigue is one of the many terms used to describe a sense of apathy or dread caused by the constant exposure to images of climate change. We explore how Art can help disrupt this feeling and revitalize how we relate to the climate crisis.

    Featuring:

    •Dr Zoë Sadokierski, Senior Lecturer in the School of Design at The University of Technology Sydney.
    •Kate Scardifield, Artist and Co-Director of the Material Ecologies Design Lab The University of Technology Sydney.
    •Alankrita Narayan, Author of 'Urban Sunbirds in Delhi- Modern Problems Require Modern Solutions' and Participant in the Urban Field Naturalist Project.

    Producer/Host: Sophie Ellis

    Music: Epidemic Sound

    • 26 min
    #145 - Tackling Energy Poverty

    #145 - Tackling Energy Poverty

    Energy poverty is a complex socioeconomic issue. Many people are experiencing the health, social, and economic disadvantages of living in energy inefficient homes. In this episode, we discuss minimum energy efficiency standards for renters and access to renewable energy.

    Producer/presenter: Marlene Even

    Featured:
    Riley Brooke, renter, policy and campaigns officer at the Tenants' Union of NSW.
    Caroline Valente, PhD candidate, School of the Built Environment, University of Technology Sydney.
    Aliya Uteuova, visual reporter covering environmental justice for The Guardian US
    Bryan Tran, community organiser at the Sydney Alliance

    Music: Epidemic Sound

    • 27 min
    #144 - Australia's Honeybee Industry

    #144 - Australia's Honeybee Industry

    What are the threats to honeybees and what wider impact could this have for us? We discuss the impact Australia's recent bushfires and floods had on beekeepers and the issues facing Australia's apiary industry.

    Featuring:

    •Dr Nural Cokcetin, postdoctoral researcher at the University of Technology Sydney's ithree institute
    •Bruce White OAM, beekeeper, bio-security officer and a former President of the NSW Amateur Beekeepers' Association

    Producer/Host: Marlene Even
    Music: Epidemic Sound

    • 27 min
    #143 - Could Climate Change Make Australia Uninsurable?

    #143 - Could Climate Change Make Australia Uninsurable?

    Increasingly severe and frequent natural disasters are a part of our reality as a result of climate change. But how will this affect global economies? This episode explores how climate change is affecting the insurance industry. How this influences where and how we live. The industry's response to climate risk and What we need to change to make sure Australia remains insurable in the face of a changing climate.

    Featuring:

    •Tom Davies, Climate Change Special Advisor at The Insurance Council of Australia
    •Gordon Noble, Partnerships Manager at the Institute for Sustainable Futures, University of Technology Sydney.
    •Sue Falkenhagen, Townsville Resident.

    Music: Blue Dot Sessions, Epidemic Sound, Solecism by Scott Buckley

    • 29 min
    #142 - Electric Buses roll into Sydney

    #142 - Electric Buses roll into Sydney

    Globally countries are striving towards a transition from diesel and petrol vehicles to electric ones. In this episode we explore the electrification of New South Wales' public transport, specifically buses.

    Featuring:

    •Mathew Hounsell, senior researcher at the Transport Research Centre, School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Technology Sydney
    •Katelyn Purnell, Phd researcher, Centre for Energy and Environmental Markets, University of New South Wales
    •Robyn Preston MP, local member for Hawkesbury, member of the Liberal Party, Chair of the Legislative Assembly Committee on Transport and Infrastructure

    Producer/Host: Marlene Even
    Music: Epidemic Sound

    • 26 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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