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Dec. 7, 2020

The Insulation Revolution: The ‘simple’ social enterprise model inspiring a state, with Stephen King

Stephen King is the founder, CEO and Head Installer of the Australian Insulation Foundation of WA. While working in his insulation business, Stephen found social housing tenants were desperately in need of insulation, but had no means of getting it. So he set up a charity, added a little premium to his main service, and provided housing insulation for social housing tenants free of charge.

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Nov. 10, 2020

Our Huge Untapped Resource: Expanding Aboriginal tourism in a post-COVID world, with Dale Tilbrook

Dale Tilbrook is a much-loved native food specialist, educator, and passionate Aboriginal tourism advocate. Like a lot of Australia this week, Dale’s immersed in NAIDOC Week, celebrating the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. She also continues to work towards a big vision for First Nations people, and WA as a whole.

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Oct. 27, 2020

World’s Best Place for Active Transport: Ride to Recovery, with Streets for People co-founder Shannon Leigh

Shannon Leigh is co-founder and Director of Streets for People, and previously an award-winning urban and transport planner at the Department of Transport and later Curtin University. Investment in active transport is one of the most jobs-rich, climate-friendly stimulus measures available. And given cost blow-outs in public health, climate related damage, and car dominated infrastructure, it’s another vital transition more of us are after – especially in the wake of the tripling of cycling in P…

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Oct. 13, 2020

Bright Sparks in Our Energy Transition: Schools, solar & social enterprise, with ClimateClever co-founder Dr Vanessa Rauland

You might recognise Dr Vanessa Rauland from the recent ABC TV series Fight for Planet A. Vanessa’s the co-founder with Alexander Karan of ClimateClever, one of a growing number of WA social enterprises that are starting to realise some of the enormous opportunities in our energy transition. The ClimateClever team has nearly doubled in recent months (even during COVID-19), working with an increasing number of schools, their communities and now businesses, to help them reduce emissions, save mone…

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Sept. 22, 2020

Blue Carbon, Conservation Economies & the Great Seagrass Restoration, with Professor Gary Kendrick

Professor Gary Kendrick’s great love is the WA coastline and its seagrasses. Gary and colleagues have been at the forefront of seagrass restoration and the blue carbon movement more broadly. And with such a massive extent of coastline featuring globally significant carbon stores, world heritage sites, and deep community and cultural knowledge, the potential for WA is enormous. Gary takes us to one of his favourite parts of WA, to share a little of this spectacular story.

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Sept. 9, 2020

Launching the Clean State Jobs Plan: A conversation with lead author Chantal Caruso

What if we had a plan, at this time of great disruption, to create hundreds of thousands of jobs in energy, agriculture, building, transport, tourism, and the care economy? A plan that would house and employ everyone, for us all to play a role in building back better from the coronavirus, averting climate catastrophe, and transitioning to a regenerative, fair and prosperous Western Australia?

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