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Regenerating Australia's Ecosystems

Third generation pastoralist Charles Massey's new book, Call of the Reed Warbler: A New Agriculture – A New Earth, heralds a movement to regenerate our pillaged Australian landscape by listening to indigenous wisdom and avoiding the over use of pesticides. It has been praised as "brutally honest" by Tim Flannery, and lauded for its groundbreaking case studies. Here Charles chats to Ruth Hessey on TEC's environment radio program, Monday Drive, 89.7fm.  

Trashion Queen Marina DeBris

Creating exquisite and confronting artworks from plastic pollution takes Marina DeBris all over the world. Here she chats to Ruth Hessey about her Trashion Show for the Gala Dinner of Beyond Plastic Pollution: Pathways To Cleaner Oceans, a ground breaking 3 day conference from October 31- November 1 at Cockle Bay curated by the Boomerang Alliance. https://www.beyondplasticpollutionconference.org.au/

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.  

War On Waste

Recommended by TEC's waste campaigner Lisa Wriley, who also works with our sister organisation the Boomerang Alliance fighting plastic pollution, this podcast with Wendy Harmer comes from the team behind the ABC's War on Waste.  

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.  

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