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Other Podcasts

Exciting Green Future Approaches

Dispell the doom and gloom! The transition to a new green energy future is already happening. Alan Pears explains it all in this TEC Green Podcast, originally broadcast each Monday afternoon on 89.7fm. The flip-side to the current political torpor and the energy crisis is the exciting transition away from fossil fuels, burning the planet, and generally stuffing things up for the next generation. 

Dr Arthur White - Tadpoles Rule

Dr Arthur White has been communing with frogs since he was a kid scrambling through the Eastlakes Wetlands. In this interview he explains what frogs do for us, and what we can do for them.

Rosy Porter - Sydney Bat Prowler

  She's quite batty - in the best way! We interviewed Rosy Porter on TEC's environment radio show, Monday Drive about how much she's learned from working with the Australasian Bat Society. Rosy is the community coordinator at Addison Road Community Centre, in Marrickville and has a BA in landscape Architecture UNSW.

Pingala - Communities Powered By Green Energy

Tom Nockolds explains how democratically controlled, distributed community energy projects are already bringing social, environmental and economic benefits to communities across Australia. Director of The Community Power Agency, and a founding member of Sydney group, Pingala, Tom has expert knowledge of the different business models available to community groups in Australia's complex technical and regulatory environment.   

MD Shaun Carter - SaveOurSirius

MD Shaun Carter - SaveOurSirius

Hugh Saddler - Our Energy Crisis Explained

What the hell is Pumped Hydro Storage? And why has our PM Malcom Turnbull got behind a new Snowy Mountains Hydro Scheme? Energy Expert Hugh Saddler told us just how it works in this interview for Monday Drive with TEC's Communications Director Ruth Hessey. Click here for more info on TEC's Green Energy campaign.

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

Kathryn Jane Williams chats to TEC's Communications Director Ruth Hessey about how we need plants to live and survive, but we think of them as ‘furniture’ rather than living participants in the ecosystem. Kathryn is an Associate Professor in Environmental Psychology at the Sustainable Society Institute in Melbourne.

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