PEN Podcasts offers young and emerging professionals unique insights into a range of environmentally and sustainability themed topics.
From interviews with professionals about the types of skills and knowledge necessary in their field, to conversations with young environmental heroes about how their creating change, to the types of programs the Sustainability Team at the University of Melbourne is implementing, these podcasts aspire to provide our listeners with pragmatic tools to help kick start their environmental careers!
Episode 10 - Katerina Gaita, Marta Zajac and Serena Davies - Creating the climate for change
In the 10th episode of PENpod, Cam Kaufman chats with Katerina Gaita, the founder of Climate for Change, as well as Marta (fundraising coordinator at C4C) and Serena (fellowship coordinator at C4C), a organization uses personal connections as a powerful lever for climate action. They discuss the C4C organisation (and some opportunities to get involved!), some insight into starting your own business, and some tips for employment for international students
Episode 9 - Matthew Nguyen - Countering Digital Threats to Democracy
In episode 9, Lucy Marks interviews Matthew Nguyen, who graduated with a bachelor of science at Melbourne University in 2018, with a focus in microbiology, immunology and public health. Matt then moved into the climate space, working at Al Gore's Climate Reality Project. Recently, Matt has been looking at the digital threats to democracy, working at a new think-tank organisation called Reset. We talk about data collection, how it’s used to manipulate us, causing the polarisation of society and how we should go about remedying that.
Episode 8 - Zoe Parkin - Clean Energy Investment
PEN Podcasts offers young and emerging professionals unique insights into a range of environmentally and sustainability themed topics. In Episode 8, Cameron Kaufman interviews Zoe Parkin, who works as a Senior Investment Associate for the Clean Energy Finance Corporation. The CEFC is the largest green bank in the world, a government-created, taxpayer-funded, privately-run company tasked with investing in Australian decarbonisation. In this episode, Cam and Zoe discuss the power of finance for good, and offer some tips for breaking into the sustainable finance sector.
Episode 7 - Will Clarke - Sustainability Consultant
PEN Podcasts offers young and emerging professionals unique insights into a range of environmentally and sustainability themed topics. In Episode 7, Cameron Kaufman interviews Will Clarke, who just graduated from a Bachelor of Environmental Science. Will is taking a pause from his studies and working as a sustainability consultant at an abattoir before commencing a Master of Environmental Science. Will has a ton of practical tips and resources for those starting out their environmental studies and careers. From interviews with professionals about the types of skills and knowledge necessary in their field, to conversations with young environmental heroes about how they're creating change, to the types of programs the UniMelb Sustainability Team is implementing, these podcasts aspire to provide our listeners with pragmatic tools to help kick start their environmental careers! See omnystudi.com/listener for privacy information.
BONUS | A Roundtable Chat with 8 New Climate Reality Project Leaders
This is an episode of Climactic, produced in collaboration with PEN Pod asts.
In 2019 close to a thousand people gathered in Brisbane for a Climate Reality Leadership Corps training. In 2020, thousands met online as COVID19 reshaped the world in mere months.
What do 8 recently trained leaders think about the virtual Climate Reality Project flagship 3-day training? What's next for them?
Join former APAC Climate Reality lead Linh Do, and Climactic publisher Mark Spencer, for a roundtable chat with Masters of Environment at University of Melbourne students and alumni.
"Train with former Vice President Al Gore as a Climate Reality Leader and learn how you can inspire action for climate solutions in your community and beyond.
The Climate Reality Leadership Corps is a global network of activists committed to spreading awareness of the climate crisis and working for solutions to the greatest challenge of our time.
The program takes great leaders and makes them exceptional, providing training in climate science, communications, and community organizing to better tell the story of climate change and inspire communities everywhere to act. The result is a dynamic group of world-changers shaping the conversation on climate everywhere from family dinners to international summits and building a twenty-first century movement for solutions."
Episode 5 - Adeline Stuart-Watts - Climate Adaptation Policy (Vic Gov)
This episode we chat to Adeline Stewart-Watt. Adeline currently works in climate adaptation policy for the State Government of Victoria. She also teaches two masters subjects, Environmental Policy and Interdisciplinarity and the Environment at the University of Melbourne and has previous experience working for environmental NGOs internationally. She holds a Bachelors degree in mathematics, as well as a Masters of International Relations and Masters of Environment.
In this episode we discuss her career journey, what it's like working on the cutting edge of climate policy, and what the future holds for the area. Adeline also gives some highly valuable advice about getting a foot in the door, recognising your skills as a student, and what working in government is actually like. If you liked the episode, please check out our previous episodes, as well as the other shows on the Climactic podcast network.