These are the three talks for Footprints Online that premiered on 29 August 2020. Enjoy listening!
Please note that the views expressed by the speakers in these podcasts are their individual views and do not necessarily reflect the views of Council.
Podcast 1: Talking climate
In this podcast we discuss how to talk to each other about climate change - why it matters, what are some of the barriers to action and offer some practical solutions. Speakers are Richard Aedy, Rebecca Huntley and Jean Hinchliffe.
Richard is a Radio National journalist who currently hosts The Money and recently presented Hot Mess, a podcast series which asked why has it been so hard to agree and take action on climate change? Richard is a former Reuters Foundation Fellow at Oxford and has worked as reporter, producer, executive producer and presenter in three countries and is a lifelong media junkie.
Dr Rebecca Huntley
Rebecca is one of Australia's foremost researchers on social trends. For nearly nine years, Rebecca was the Director of The Mind & Mood Report, Australia's longest running social trends report and she currently heads Vox Populi research. She is the author of numerous books including the 2020 release How to talk about climate change in a way that makes a difference. Rebecca is a broadcaster with the ABC and presents The History Listen each week on RN.
Jean is a 16-year-old student and a lead national organiser with School Strike 4 Climate, campaigning for Australia to become fully carbon neutral. Her activism started at age 13 with the Vote Yes campaign, and since then has worked with organisations including GetUp and Stop Adani. She has been represented widely in the Australian media, appearing on The Project and Foreign Correspondent. Jean is also an actress, appearing in Les Norton (ABC) and The Unlisted (Netflix/ABCMe). Her book Lead the Way is being published in March 2021 by Pantera Press.
Podcast 2: Sharing in the local Inner West economy
In this podcast we discuss the share economy: How does it work, what are its benefits, particularly for the environment, and ways you can get involved locally. Speakers are Amy Croucher, Eli Bramborova and Inka Santala. This podcast is moderated by Emma Daniell from Inner West Council's Green Living Centre and is a collaboration with Inner West Libraries.
Amy is a driven local Inner Westie who has a passion for sharing, reuse and is the founder of the Inner West Tool Library. She has been part of the C40 Cities Women 4 Climate mentorship program, exploring how the sharing library concept can expand on a more sustainable scale. Amy loves connecting with engaged communities and thrives on seeing connections made and the amazing ideas, projects and collaborations that result.
Eli believes in life-long learning, the circular economy and the power of community. Through her various educational roles she has always facilitated other people’s learning and personal growth. With her husband Tomas she founded ShareWaste in 2016, with now over 63,000 members worldwide. The ShareWaste App connects people who don't have the capacity to compost with their neighbours who compost, worm farm or keep farm animals and can accept their organic waste. ShareWaste helps people save food scraps from landfill and turn them into healthy soil.
Inka a PhD Candidate at the University of Wollongong. Her research project explores Sharing Cities and the potential of community-based sharing initiatives to create new capacities and agency in the urban political context. During the project, Inka has been working with a community-based initiative Share Sydney to create an asset map of all the sharing resources around the city of Sydney.
Podcast 3: Sustainable Food Systems
In this podcast we discuss how the current industrialised, conventional agricultural system poses serious concerns for human and planetary health. We discuss ways to create more climate resilient food growing systems that can support the ecosystems that they exist within. Speakers are Costa Georgiadis, Patrice Newell, and Manu Prigioni and is moderated by Emma Daniell from Inner West Council's Green Living Centre.
Costa is the Logie winning host of ABC Gardening Australia. Costa is a great supporter of our Inner West community, having profiled the Camdenville Paddock Garden at Newtown and Sharewaste on Gardening Australia, and attending many events in the Inner West.
Farmer, author, researcher, advocate, Conjoint Fellow, University of Newcastle - Patrice Newell has been a journalist, broadcaster, newsreader and former co-anchor of the Today Show. Then came a total career change to land manager and biodynamic farmer in the Hunter Valley. She's an apiarist, has olive trees, grows garlic, keeps sheep and a few cattle. Plus she writes books: The Olive Grove, The River, Ten Thousand Acres: A Love Story and Tree to Table: Cooking with Australian Olive Oil. Her latest book Who’s Minding the farm? In this climate emergency was published in 2019.
Emmanuela is a permaculture designer and regenerative grower with a background in soil health and soil ecology. She coordinates Farm It Forward, a Blue Mountains based peri-urban farming initiative, and teaches food growing and Permaculture workshops at Lyttleton Stores Coop. Her personal food growing journey as well as Farm It Forward have featured on ABC Gardening Australia, ABC Radio National and ABC Landline.