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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.

    #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
    #132 - Garden Cities

    #132 - Garden Cities

    In this guest episode from Think: Digital Futures, producer Caitlin McHugh examines how climate breakdown is changing the way people live. In cities, already soaring temperatures are compounded by the concrete, treeless layouts of most urban centres, while extreme weather decimates crops and disrupts our food supply chains. But what are the possibilities of green walls and vertical agriculture in our urban centres, how can technology help us adapt to a worsening climate?

    Producer/presenter: Caitlin McHugh

    Featured:
    Sarah Wilkinson, Professor, School of Built Environment, UTS
    Tim Schork, Associate Professor, School of Architecture, UTS
    Marc Carmichael, Senior Lecturer, School of Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering, UTS
    Mel Fyfe, CEO and Co-founder of Blakthumb

    Music: Epidemic Sound, Tomas Skyldeberg

    • 20 min
    #131 - Repairing The Economy And The Planet

    #131 - Repairing The Economy And The Planet

    In this episode we look at how a post-COVID economy can serve the interests of the planet and how to take lessons learnt from one crisis and apply them to the next.

    Featured:
    Honourable Bob Carr, Industry Professor at Institute for Sustainable Futures, UTS. Former Premier of NSW and former Foreign Minister of Australia.

    Dr Deborah Cotton, Senior Lecture, Finance Discipline Group, Business School, UTS

    Sarah Fumei, Project Manager, ClimateWorks Australia

    Producer/presenter: Julia Carr-Catzel

    Music: Epidemic Sound

    • 23 min

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