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Episode Info: 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’. “This is Europe’s man on the moon moment. I’m convinced that the old growth model that is based on fossil fuels and pollution is out of date and out of touch with our planet.”~ Ursula von der Leyen, European Commission President Listen to The Sustainable Hour no. 297 on 94.7 The Pulse: https://climatesafety.info/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/sustainablehour297_040kbp.mp3   » Subscribe to ‘The Sustainable Hour’ podcast via iTunes or Stitcher “This smoke is unprecedented, it’s very worrying and we don’t actually know what the long-term impacts of this air pollution will be. For decades we’ve been warned that these are the conditions we can expect with climate change.” ~ ~ Hilary Bambrick, Climate Councillor, on ABC News Radio → News.com.au: Extreme weather makes 2...
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