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Music and Magic amplify climate solutions - The "Creating a Climate for Change" Melbourne Playback Theatre event

Tune in to BZE Community Radio on Mon 12th Sept 2016
 

Today on BZE Radio join us at NorthcoteTown Hall in Melbourne for an excerpt from an inspired and inspiring event held on August 11th called Creating a Climate for Change (thank you Melbourne Playback Theatre).


The podcast for this show will be posted here by Tuesday September 13th.


PANEL


Architect Rob Adams returned to his University in South Africa and found that without building more  they had massively increased the number of students by multitasking the rooms. With climate change in mind he talks about how cities can do the same.


Lucy Best is a campaigner. She engages with the community to bring renewable energy solutions to low income residents. Her fascinating talk shows how personal commitment and ingenuity break down barriers.


Stephen Bygrave brings examples from around the world to show how the time is coming when petrol -fuelled cars, energy intensive buildings and coal fired power will be things of the past.




PERFORMANCE


Playback Theatre Performers engage with the audience.


People's worries about workers left behind, politicians not being up to the task and survival are brought into the arena.


The musicians and actors then mirror these thoughts  and turn them into little plays. Imagination, myth and feelings are to the fore in an evening where Left Brain climate solutions meet Right Brain improvisations. 




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Related Links
Walk with the Valley http://earthworkercooperative.com.au/walk-with-the-valley/
Moreland Energy Foundation: http://www.mefl.com.au/

Lessons in Resilience from New Orleans, the Pacific and Indigenous communities

This show was broadcast on Mon 5thSeptember 2016

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The Sydney Alliance and WWF Australia brought Rev Willie Bennett here to energise our resilience building. 

How can communities prepare for heatwaves, floods and climate disruptions?
What can the Hurricane Katrina Survivors Network teach us about building up community power and leadership?

How can we connect with indigenous defenders in the Gulf country and Galilee Basin as climate changing coal and gas projects loom?

Rev Willie Bennett - Hurricane Katrina Survivors Network
Rev Seforosa Carroll - Church partnerships Pacific,UnitingWorld
Cassandra Goldie - CEO of Australian Council of Social Service
Murrawah Johnson - Seed Indigenous Youth Climate Network

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FARMLANDS: Food crops or fuel crops?

MONDAY BZE Radio Mon 5-6pm August 29th,  2016

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Winner of The Royal Society Prize for science writing, Gaia Vince (author of Adventures in the Anthropocene), takes us round the world in search of the best farming practices in the Anthropocene. Indian farmers leading with water? Food waste contributing to climate change?

In "Rethinking Dairy" we look at alternatives to needing so much milk. Improvements for the cows, calves, farmers and consumers are all ahead as we take climate seriously. 

A panel discussion courtesy of 3CR's Freedom of Species show, featuring Philip WollenDr Deidre Wicks, dairy farmer Vicki Jones, and vegan restauranteur Mo Wyse.

Further Reading:Amazing news – the Northern Territory Labor party was swept to power in the Territory election yesterday on a promise to put a moratorium on risky shale gas fracking.

http://bze.org.au/landuse

http://www.smh.com.au/comment/its-time-to-fight-fracking-20160829-gr3ekc.html?utm_medium=email&utm_source=actionkit



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DECARBONIZING INDUSTRY

This show was broadcast on Mon 22nd August 2016

 

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Read more:

The Australian town that wants to get off the grid

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LEST WE FORGET... Morwell, Bulga,Wollar and Mt Arthur mines

This show was broadcast on Mon 15th August 2016


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As we inch towards the inevitability of Zero Emissions, city people must not forget the coal affected communities.
Miner Peter Kennedy takes us around the coal mines and power stations of the Hunter Valley. 
David Watson and his fellow artists celebrate the places where coal has done  its worst and still say "Giving up is not an option".
Rob McLaughlin and the Bulga Milbrodale Progress Association keep a vigil on the old convict built road which should be a heritage trail but is set to be ploughed up by Rio Tinto.
Tom Doig: In March 2015, Penguin Books Australia published Tom's second book: The Coal Face, a narrative journalism account of the 2014 Hazelwood mine fire, and how it affected the residents of Morwell and the Latrobe Valley.
Further Reading:
http://www.northerndailyleader.com.au/story/4091257/caroona-victory/?cs=4141
http://tomdoig.com/news/the-coal-face-stories-from-the-morwell-mine-fire/

http://williamsrivervalley.blogspot.com.au
http://www.davidwatson.net.au/the-bridge/
www.fieldwork.show

https://newmatilda.com/2016/08/25/battle-for-bulga-rio-tinto-prepares-to-crush-another-tiny-town-this-time-in-australia/

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Climate Emergencies

This show was broadcast on Mon 8th August 2016

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Our focus is on health and building resilience.

Dr Cassandra Goldie from the Australian Council of Social Service (ACOSS) tells us about her time in Darwin with a cyclone about to hit and they didn't have a plan! And the council housing that requires 24/7 air conditioning that should be built in a more climate smart way.
We will also talk to Fiona Armstrong about the new Climate and Health Alliance paper "Towards a national strategy on climate, health and well-being for Australia."
Daniel Spencer from the Australian Youth Climate Coalition will talk about progress towards Large Scale Solar at Port Augusta, South Australia. He will also bust myths about failures in the system....too easy to blame it on wind.

Read more: https://repowerportaugusta.good.do/solar4ptaugusta/TurnbullPetition/

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Creating a Climate for Change

This show was broadcast on Mon 1st August 2016

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Creating a Climate For Change offers an exclusive forum that intersects science, performance and conversation.
Playback Theatre takes stories from the audience and dramatises their anxieties and thoughts about climate change.

Danny Diesendorf (actor and conductor) has taught and directed theatre extensively, including with the National Theatre and Monash University Schools Theatre Festival.
Lucy Best from Positive Charge – a social enterprise that works with local councils in Victoria and New South Wales to help households, community groups and businesses to save energy, money and reduce carbon emissions at scale.
We also hear from Fairfax Journalist Elizabeth Farrelly.

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Fossil Fuelled Corruption and Roadblocks on the Grid

This show was broadcast on Mon 25th July 2016

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Given the urgency of climate action we are looking at the roadblocks which are stopping us going full steam ahead.
Senator Lee Rhiannon sees corruption from the fossil fuel industry sapping the vitality of our political process. Without their corrupting influence would our government be capable of delivering the rapid change we need?
"If our politicians are serious about climate change, then they need to stop taking money from and giving money to the big polluters."
We talk to Blair Palese about  350.org's  Pollution Free Politics Campaign.
Miriam Lyons and Nicky Ison are the authors of The Homegrown Power Plan.
They drill down into policy depths where most of us would fear to go. They come up with some golden ideas to end energy poverty. They make it easy for us to see how to remove the roadblocks, ensuring new renewables aren’t held back by the legacy of a bygone era. 

Further Reading:
If Malcolm Turnbull or freshly appointed Environment and Energy Minister Josh Frydenberg stood on Queensland’s coast and saw a coal-fired power station float past, they’d notice, right? If more than half a million new cars drove past, they’d surely raise an eyebrow. Or would they? Each day, more than a million tonnes of Australian coal sails up that coast, past the Great Barrier Reef, to power stations or steel mills elsewhere, quietly fuelling climate change and bleaching the reef.

https://www.thesaturdaypaper.com.au/opinion/topic/2016/07/23/truth-about-australias-coal-industry-and-climate-policy/14691960003525

https://350.org.au/campaigns/pollution-free-politics-2/

http://www.abc.net.au/4corners/stories/2016/05/23/4465448.htm

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"The Day After Tomorrow"

This show was broadcast on Mon 18th July 2016

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"This is the second year of extreme heat in southeast Asia...all this was predicted by recent studies. The same studies say it will get even hotter, for longer periods, as the decades progress."

"...the poorest victims of this heat are the least responsible for global warming. The source of the pollution has been half a world away, where most of us live in fossil-powered luxury. But in a world connected by finance, trade, and airplanes, the blowback can travel back from half a world – from the steaming countries of India and Pakistan."

Professors David Karoly and Will Steffen describe what scientists expect over the next decades as we fail to decrease carbon emissions.
Dr Adil Najam, Pakistani expert on International Affairs takes us to Karachi’s most punishing heat waves and the climate refugees that are flocking away from unlivable conditions.

Further Reading:
The climate Council's latest report http://www.climatecouncil.org.au/
Podcasts from Radio Ecoshockhttp://www.ecoshock.org/2016/06/record-heat-india-pakistan.html
http://video.news.com.au/v/318891/The-Inertia-Trap

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