Green Velvet & Monday Drive

Other Podcasts

Jeff Angel - contextualises recent attacks on TEC

Why has the Daily Telegraph been calling for the total "defunding" of Total Environment Centre? Jeff Angel reveals all in a radio interview with Ruth Hessey on the environment themed Monday Drive program, 89.7fm  

Ben Cooke - Greening our Cities

In this podcast Ruth Hessey interviews Benjamin Cooke, who is a lecturer at RMIT University in Melbourne. They discuss the future of “green cities” and how the rapid construction of units and high rises and indeed cities can and has effected the environment. Ruth and Benjamin delve deeper into the topic of how green planning has taken on a more political / democratic approach in the form of urban greening, and how this can effect us as a species.

Peter Stevens - Wolli Creek Preservation

In this podcast Ruth Hessey talks to Peter Stevens from the Wolli Creek Preservation Society about the tragic demolition of the Bexley North – Tempe ecosystem. They also discuss the effects of the Baird government’s NSW Bio-banking and what the offsets would be, to the community, the environment and most importantly, the wildlife.

Kathryn Jane Williams - Plant Blindness

In this podcast Ruth Hessey talks with Kathryn Jane Williams, who is an Associate Professor in Environmental Psychology at the Sustainable Society Institute in Melbourne. Together Ruth and Kathryn discuss how we as a society need plants to live and survive, but we only think of plants as ‘furniture’ rather than living participants in the ecosystem.

MD Anne-Maree Huxley - Blue Economy

In this podcast Ruth Hessey interviews Anne-Maree Huxley who is the founder of MOSS (Models of Success and Sustainability). In the interview Anne-Maree talks about her new project for future sustainability called ‘Blue Economy‘ and how this institute is working to use biomimetic principles and  apply them to new economic models.

Dr Ivan Nagelkerken - Ocean Sonar

In this interview Ruth Hessey talks to Associate Professor Ivan Nagelkerken about Nutrient pollution and Aquatic Sonic Pollution. We find out from our guest expert exactly what Nutrient pollution and  Aquatic Sonic Pollution is, why they’re occurring and how they’re changing sounds in the sea and how this change is affecting sea creatures and ocean life, not just around Australia, but around the world. 

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