Simon Wallwork and Cindy Stevens live with their three kids on a farm in Corrigin, in WA’s wheatbelt. In 2019 they joined a group of other producers to found AgZero2030, an agriculture-led movement progressing positive action on climate. Their goal? That agriculture achieves net zero emissions by 2030, and the drawdown of emissions after that. In other words, that agriculture go from being a key contributor to global warming and its increasingly catastrophic effects, to being a key contributor to reversing it, and regenerating ecosystems and economies everywhere. And they’re finding a way to connect with people and politics across the board, including First Nations knowledge and enterprise, to achieve it.
If you’d like to hear more conversations like this with farmers, pastoralists, First Nations and others across WA, and the wider world, join host Anthony James over on The RegenNarration podcast, wherever podcasts are found, or at https://www.regennarration.com.
Eden is Lost, by Selfless Orchestra.
AgZero2030 - https://agzero2030.org.au/
Noongar Land Enterprise Group - https://www.noongarlandenterprise.com.au/
And check out the Clean State WA website, where you’ll see more on the Jobs Plan and how you can get involved - https://www.cleanstate.org.au/jobs-plan
Including on the Clean State Plan resilient regions section and regenerating the Wheatbelt through conservation and landcare.
Clean State is an independent initiative advocating for action on climate change and jobs in Western Australia. We represent thousands of individuals and hundreds of businesses and other organisations who are dedicated to climate action across the state. We promote solutions that create thousands of jobs supporting businesses, families and communities and make our state a regenerative, fair and prosperous place to live and work.
More than ever before, we have an opportunity to invest in a sustainable future for WA. The coronavirus pandemic is expected to put as many as 64,000 Western Australians out of work and an economic downturn is underway. That’s why Clean State has worked with industry experts from across WA to develop a plan for over 200,000 jobs that will also deliver action on climate change, conservation, and the care economy. This is the Clean State Jobs Plan.
The Clean State office acknowledges that it resides on the land of the Nyoongar people. We pay respect to their Elders, past and present, and acknowledge the important role all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people continue to play in advancing a Clean State of WA.
Thanks to the team at Clean State WA, and to the generous volunteers, supporters and active partners who are making this plan a reality.
If you’d like to get in touch with ideas, questions or thoughts generated by the plan or this podcast, you can email Clean State at firstname.lastname@example.org or simply join our mailing list https://www.cleanstate.org.au/join
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