Episodes

Dec. 12, 2020

Max Van Biene | How COVID taught us to love our food and save our planet

Did you know that Australians waste 126 kg of food per person every year? Food waste is one of the least discussed sources of greenhouse gases, but it is also a low hanging fruit - pun intended - to reduce our impact and help us change climate change. The Australian government set the target to cut food waste by half by 2030, hear from Max Van Biene about what is his company going to analyse, synthesize and try to solve this problem and learn what you can do to help, and also how this will help…

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Dec. 12, 2020

Tim Noakesmith | Why eating Tortoise could save the planet

How do we feed 10 billion people by 2050 without destroying the earth in the process? Tim Noakesmith presents a potential solution on curated meat – meat produced from cell samples I laboratories. In this provocative and innovative talk, Tim presents a fresh perspective on how to diminish CO2 emissions from our food system. If you like to see applied science to change our world in big ways, this talk is for you. Tim is a serial entrepreneur and design professional who was recently recognised in…

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Dec. 12, 2020

Ziggy Marzinelli | Restoring is not enough - future-proofing our marine ecosystems

How do we save ecosystems from environmental change? The answer lies in the invisible. In this thought-provoking talk, Dr. Ziggy Marzinelli explains how uncovering the microbial world is revolutionising our understanding of how marine ecosystems work and how to fix them into the future. Ezequiel “Ziggy” Marzinelli is a marine scientist and lecturer at The University of Sydney, where he leads a marine ecology and conservation research group. Ziggy’s research focuses on understanding the processe…

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Dec. 12, 2020

Ellie Moss | How can marketing help solve our climate crisis

How do you harness the dark arts of marketing for good? With climate change still being such a polarising issue, is there a better way we can cut through and encourage more people to become climate advocates? In this marketing masterclass, Ellie Moss explains how understanding human motivators can help deliver relevant, targeted messages in a way in which they would change their behaviour towards more sustainable and eco-friendly practices. Done the right way, marketing has the power to encoura…

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Dec. 12, 2020

Sophia Tremenheere | The feminist’s guide to stop the planet bleeding

#PlasticFreePeriods - It’s becoming an emerging trend. And for good reason. The average woman uses 12,000 sanitary products in her lifetime. However, with the majority being made of single-use plastic (and not recyclable), this means that appropriately 120kg ends up in the landfill, or even the ocean. Luckily, there has been a rise in innovative and sustainable period products lining our shop shelves. The perfect solution, right? Wrong. Breaking this taboo topic, Sophia Tremenheere explains the…

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Dec. 12, 2020

Lottie Dalziel | The power of community in fighting climate change

How do you find support in your local community? Start by greeting your local barista, or your bus driver. Local communities can have a big impact on our fight against Climate Change. In this beautiful life story, Lottie Dalziel shares how her life has always been around creating communities for impact. In 2018 Lottie made a New Year’s resolution to drastically reduce her waste. It wasn’t until she started this resolution that she realised how hard it was not only to find environmentally-friend…

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Dec. 12, 2020

Helen Redmond | Should you talk with your doctor about climate change?

Heatwaves are responsible for more deaths than any other natural disaster. Among health workers, heat is known as the silent killer. Climate Change has been declared a health emergency by doctors all over the world. Dr. Helen Redmond explains why climate change is a health problem, and what YOU can do to stay healthy! Helen Redmond is a rehabilitation medicine physician based in Sydney. As well as her clinical role helping patients recover from illness and injury, she volunteers for public heal…

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Dec. 12, 2020

Will Rayward-Smith | From carbon fail to climate success in four steps

Will Rayward-Smith show us how he has been identifying and changing carbon failures across Australia. If you want to hear how he does this and why we are the generation this is a talk you must watch. Using his methodology: Identifying, asking why, really why, playing with possibilities, and implementing Will managed to bring the first transferable solar farm to Australia, reducing the consumption of diesel and the cost for mining villages. He is now asking us to use his insights and become the …

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Dec. 12, 2020

Emily Jateff | The tortoise approach to solving climate change

Do you remember the tortoise and the hare history? When the fast but unmethodical hare losses to the slow but sure tortoise? Well, we are all acting like the hare when we want climate change to be solved after five minutes of hearing it from the internet and liking or sharing a post. Listen to Emily talk about the tortoise approach to solving huge problems, like climate change. Who is the tortoise? And most importantly, what can we do to help it? Emily Jateff is Curator of Ocean Science and Tec…

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