Green Velvet & Monday Drive


Other Podcasts

Green Your Building Site

Whether you're a self employed tradie or a huge development company - a revolution is sweeping through the construction industry! Robin Mellon explains the online resources available through the Supply Chain Sustainability School covering the environmental and social impacts of waste, water, energy and more.

Climate Change Explained

Tassie will be the new wine growing superstar! But the reef will be dead - worst and best case scenario climate change is explained here by Steve Turton, adjunct Professor of Environmental Geography at Central Queensland University in Cairns. Here he unpacks exactly how deforestation and burning fossil fuels is changing the weather patterns and the climate - the latest in TEC's podcast series created from our weekly environment radio show, Monday Drive, on 89.7fm, hosted by TEC's communications director, Ruth Hessey.

Planning Pollutes Night Sky

Starlight is dwindling over Sydney's historic Observatory as Planning NSW allows light polluting development in Barangaroo to diminish the Southern Cross to a mere triangle. Sydney Observatory director Marnie Ogg chats with Ruth Hessey about the implications for humans plants and beasts, and the smart plan to create a star watcher's refuge with a dark park above Dawes Point.  

Review of 2071: a performance about climate change

Our awesome intern Jack Press from Cornell University in the USA has made himself indispensable during his 6 weeks with TEC. Here he shares his thoughts and reviews 2071: a performance about climate change, starring John Gaden. For more listen to TEC's weekly environment radio program on 89.7fm eastsidefm.org/mondaydrive/

Angel Speaks!

In his latest chat about the politics of Urban Green Space TEC's director Jeff Angel explains how state governments' become entangled in the pressure to develop, and why we urgently need to value the spaces that shouldn't be monetised - our parks, bushland and places to play.

Healing Aussie Ecosystems

Dingo scats are like encyclopedia to Dr Thomas Newsome, winner of the 2016 tall Poppy Science Award, and expert in how top predators keep entire ecosystems in good shape. Here he chats with TEC's Ruth Hessey about how badly Australia needs to balance feral pests with native predators, and the huge role our Australian native dogs could play.  

Fishing Sydney Harbour

Would you eat fish out of Sydney Harbour? After decades of chemical contamination, marine scientist Edwina Tanner says our beautiful harbour has staged an awesome recovery, but it might be better to hold the fishing rod aloft for another decade! In this interview with Ruth Hessey, Dr Tanner describes what lives down under the ferries and sails....

Restoring A Fertile Australia

Ever wondered what makes our landscapes fertile and beautiful to behold? This fascinating interview with Dr Suzanne Prober from the CSIRO's Land and Water division, chatting with TEC's Ruth Hessey, makes it sound simple. Actually the way biodiversity creates fertility throughout the food chain is based on a dazzingly complex and delicate balance. Reckless land clearing and poor water management, says Dr Prober,  threaten our future food security. But there are lots of smart people on the land working with regenerative plants and seeds to safeguard the very fabric of our survival. 

Why The war On Trees Must End

Maria Bradley from Keep Sydney beautiful tells us how the chopping down of just one fig tree on Anzac parade changed her life - she's been campaigning for the protection of Sydney's iconic tree canopy ever since

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