Jan. 2, 2020

#climatepodcase | The Sustainable Hour — LOCAL FOOD, TREES AND LIVE MUSIC WITH A SPRINKLE OF CARBON

#climatepodcase | The Sustainable Hour — LOCAL FOOD, TREES AND LIVE MUSIC WITH A SPRINKLE OF CARBON

This episode is a part of the first annual Climate Podcast Showcase, for more information on this visit www.climactic.fm/climatepodcase, and for more information on this show please visit The Sustainable Hour.


Guest in The Sustainable Hour’s studio bunker on 11 December 2019 is chef Jono Hall from the Little Green Corner café in Geelong, who shares some inspirational stories about how the café and his kitchen have been able to reduce their carbon footprint and keep pushing for doing things in ways that are more sustainable.

In November, the Sustainable Hour team went on an excursion to Narmbool to learn about a local tree-planting project – and our latest regenerative hour podcast is all about that. In today’s program we play an excerpt of our interview with Colleen Filippa, the owner and CEO of Fifteen Trees.

Last week we talked about Coldplay’s push on the Pause Button, as they stated that they won’t be touring until it can be done in a way that is responsible and not doing any harm. Charlie Mgee from the Formidable Vegetable Sound System did something similar half a year ago, when he announced that we was stopping doing international tours because of the climate crisis.

But what if he offset his flying by planting some trees instead? Well, if you follow the discussions about this topic in social media, you’ll quickly learn that offsetting your flight or car-driving with purchase of trees gets a lot of criticism. We talk with Shane Adams, who was quick to post a message about this on Mik’s Facebook page, to find out what the core of this discussion is.

Heidi Lenffer from the band Cloud Control started a carbon offset project, FEAT, initially mainly to offset the flight-emissions from their own touring, but over the last three years their project has grown into something which also involves the sports sector, and next year they are launching an even bigger platform, which everyone can get involved with.

We kick the hour off with Colin Mockett’s global outlook about the United Nations’ climate summit in Spain, the European Union’s Green New Deal, and Denmark’s new and world-leading climate law which requires a reduction of the country’s emissions with 70 per cent below 1995-levels before 2030.

The formidable song we play by Formidable Vegetable Sound System is called ‘Earth People Fair’.

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