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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

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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.

    #140 - The Limits of Rights of Nature Laws

    #140 - The Limits of Rights of Nature Laws

    Legal personhood or 'rights of nature' laws have been around since as early as the 1970s and have attracted lawmakers in jurisdictions all over the world. But what do these legal concepts offer? How do they interact with current environmental laws? And what are their limits?

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

    Featured:
    Michelle Maloney, co-founder and national convener, Australian Earth Laws Alliance
    Dr Virginia Marshall, Wiradjuri Nyemba woman, lawyer and Indigenous postdoctoral fellow at the Australian National University

    Music: Epidemic Sound

    • 16 min
    #139 - Protecting Our Pacific Neighbours

    #139 - Protecting Our Pacific Neighbours

    In this episode of Think: Sustainability, is Australia doing its best to care for our Pacific neighbours as they confront the effects of a changing climate? How can we improve current labour programs and pathways?

    Producer/Presenter: Julia Carr-Catzel

    Featured:
    Mesulame Ratukadreu, Pacific Labour Scheme worker
    Jonathan Pryke, Director, Pacific Islands Program, Lowy Institute
    Amanda Moors-Mailei, Student Equity Project Officer, Centre for Social Justice and Inclusion, University of Technology

    Music: Epidemic Sound

    • 22 min
    #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

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Who's the target?

I've listened to most of these now, and sometimes there is a peice of interesting information sandwiched in the podcast which kept me listening (until now). The podcast does seem to be aimed more at the high-school level though and doesn't really discuss anything in depth. As people who listen to this topic are most likely already interested in environmental issues and sustainabilty, they are probably already very familiar with the basic topics being discussed.

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