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Think: Sustainability

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From waste to wealth, and grids to growth, the show digs into the impact of consumption across all areas of life - it tracks the movements, discoveries and technologies making way for a sustainable future.

18:53 | Jul 26th

It was supposed to be a climate election, but nothing went according to plan. With the benefit of hindsight, we look back to before the May 18 federal election result, to see who went wrong, who went right and who paid the price in the campaign for t...Show More

23:50 | Jul 19th

If you could start our society again from scratch, how sustainable would you make it? Would you build a new city at sea? Or develop a village in a valley? In this episode we look at two different ways some people are trying to start again. And how st...Show More

21:02 | Jun 26th

Dozens of countries around the world are devising plans to build new cities from scratch. They're pitched as an opportunity to start fresh and make our urban environments more sustainable and equitable. But are these new cities just an excuse to aban...Show More

18:50 | Jun 19th

The war on plastic straws has picked up so much speed some countries are looking to ban them altogether. But what these bans completely fail to recognise is some people need and use plastic straws everyday. This episode we look at how straw bans disc...Show More

00:54 | May 9th

Waiting for your next Think: Sustainability fix? We've got something else for you in the meantime. Introducing a new season of All Things Equal. This series will take you into the school yard and beyond, where kids learn that things aren't always fai...Show More

21:58 | Apr 17th

There's a strong image that lives in many peoples minds when you say the word farmer. A burly, middle-aged white male dressed in flannel and denim. While many farmers still fit this mould, this image is also a damaging one. It excludes the hard work ...Show More

23:10 | Apr 10th

When it comes to sustainability, shifting away from coal generated power makes complete sense. But what does the transition mean for communities who depend on 'dirty' industries for their survival? This episode is all about the journey to renewables,...Show More

34:40 | Apr 3rd

Termites are often written off as a pest, but there is more to the little creatures than meets the eye. This episode is all about termites; what they destroy, but also what they build. And all the things we could learn from them, if only they could t...Show More

21:41 | Mar 27th

Deciding to have a baby can be one of the most important personal choices you will make in your lifetime. And yet, bringing new life into the world won't just impact you and your family. This episode is all about Australians who are choosing to think...Show More

24:23 | Mar 20th

The environmental movement in Australia has a race problem. White led governments continue to form policies based off research rooted in western science. Western science will often position itself as the only answer, actively excluding knowledge belo...Show More

22:39 | Dec 10th, 2018

As we continue to trash our oceans and terrestrial environments, many are pitching the model of the circular economy as an answer to our problem with waste. Building on the reduce, reuse, recycle model, the circular economy promises an end to overflo...Show More

23:15 | Nov 29th, 2018

Where we've typically ascribed trauma to the individual, climate change now sees large groups of people sharing the same damaging experience in what's being called 'collective trauma'. But as post-disaster care continues to prioritise physical safety...Show More

25:06 | Nov 26th, 2018

When tobacco company Philip Morris sued Australia over our plain packaging laws, it's fair to say we were taken by surprise. How can a foreign company take a nation's government to tribunal for protecting its citizens health? The answer is Investor S...Show More

16:03 | Nov 12th, 2018

What can the sounds of the stratosphere tell us about the nature of noise on the ground? Featuring: Julius Ambroisine - PhD Student at the University of Technology Sydney.

21:06 | Nov 5th, 2018

There are over 400 parks and open spaces in the City of Sydney. Some are lush, vast open spaces while others small pockets of green hidden among suburban streets. But are these treasured environments just another reminder that we've buried our histor...Show More

21:40 | Oct 29th, 2018

While many fret over their calorie intake or whether or not their food is certified organic, others are struggling get dinner on the table. There are many barriers to food, but it's the motivations behind food distribution pushing vulnerable communit...Show More

21:02 | Oct 22nd, 2018

Virtual reality immerses us in artificial experiences of the real world with research also showing VR can create empathy with the environment you're experiencing. But how far does this empathy go? Featuring: Ryan Watson - Head of Community Engagemen...Show More

17:33 | Oct 15th, 2018

When City of Melbourne launched the Urban Forest Visual strategy to gather data on the city's 77,000 trees, something happened they didn't plan for. In an attempt to engage the community in the data collection process, they added an email function so...Show More

17:04 | Sep 27th, 2018

With the public consultation period for the Sydney Marine Park ending today, Marine Ecologist Dave Booth discusses the future of the park and how the scrapping of sanctuary zones could endanger fragile marine ecosystems. You can have your last minut...Show More

20:54 | Sep 24th, 2018

There are currently more than 10 million refugees worldwide and approximately every minute 24 people around the world are forced to flee their homes. Living conditions within the refugee camps displaced people settle are often characterised by limite...Show More

19:33 | Sep 17th, 2018

The superannuation scheme was introduced in Australia to ensure people have the money they need when they reach retirement. But some 26 years after the scheme was sworn in, at what point did your retirement savings become a means to fund a renewable ...Show More

38:39 | Sep 10th, 2018

The rise of artificial intelligence has as many anxious as it does excited, with people concerned that autonomous technologies could automate them out of a job. But as technology continues to make huge leaps forward, there's very little in the way of...Show More

22:09 | Sep 3rd, 2018

The International Seabed Authority has issued 29 exploration licenses for deep sea mining. But with the deep sea falling under the protections of outdated international agreements and largely remaining a mystery, how can we be sure mining the ocean f...Show More

23:23 | Aug 27th, 2018

Two climate engineering technologies have been inscribed into the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's Fifth Assessment Report outlining they'll be crucial in ensuring we don't exceed 2 degrees of global warming. However, with little evidence ...Show More

24:58 | Jul 30th, 2018

Warfare is destructive and absolute, but when conflict ends there is often surplus of weaponry. However, in burying or dumping these munitions when they're no longer needed, we've threatened the fabric of fragile ecosystems. Featuring: Stephen Billi...Show More

21:58 | Jul 23rd, 2018

Thanks to overpopulation and man made climate change, global food stocks are running low. Enter 'future foods' - the gross, weird and wonderful things clickbait articles tell us will be on our dinner plate in ten years time. But as Think: Digital Fut...Show More

27:11 | Jul 16th, 2018

The practice of pastoralism in Mongolia is unlike any other agricultural practice around the globe. But as pastoralists face growing climatic uncertainty, and ongoing socio-political pressures, are the mobile herders of Mongolia at their end of days?...Show More

22:01 | Jul 9th, 2018

We have entered the age of personalisation where algorithms filter and feed you your digital experience. But as the power of the algorithm has grown, why are they filtering out the environment? Featuring: Dr Jonathan Marshall - Future Fellow in the ...Show More

28:39 | Jul 2nd, 2018

The data we collect via satellite informs almost all climate research today. So why do half of the earth monitoring satellites currently in orbit restrict the use of climate data? Featuring: Alfredo Huete - Distinguished Professor in the School of L...Show More

28:11 | Jun 4th, 2018

It's being called the biggest infrastructure project in human history, the likes of which Planet Earth has never seen before. And up until now, the disastrous environmental implications of the Belt and Road Initiative have gone unrecognised and under...Show More

21:02 | May 28th, 2018

How a community in regional Australia has distanced itself from the electricity grid and powered the town through its own energy system. Featuring: Matt Charles-Jones - President of Totally Renewable Yackandandah (TRY) Geoff James - Research Princip...Show More

28:01 | May 21st, 2018

How would pumped hydro storage help us transition to 100% renewable energy? Featuring: Tom Morris - Senior Research Consultant at the Institute for Sustainable Futures at the University of Technology Sydney. Andrew Blakers - Professor of Engineerin...Show More

25:56 | May 14th, 2018

Will the political crisis in the Maldives unravel their tourism industry and bring about climate disaster? Featuring:Azim Zahir - PhD Candidate in the Centre for Muslim States and Societies at the University of Western Australia. Stephen Schweinsberg...Show More

26:42 | May 7th, 2018

Will insurance companies ever offer cover for those living in a high risk flood zone? Featuring: Lance Leslie - Professor of Climatology in the School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences at the University of Technology Sydney. Elizabeth Mossop - ...Show More

20:58 | Apr 9th, 2018

Free public transport, road space rationing, banning diesel cars; there are plenty of efforts to control levels of air pollution, but with more than 3.5 million premature deaths each year because of it, we're failing to act quickly enough. This episo...Show More

19:39 | Apr 3rd, 2018

As humanity continues to ponder its existence, 'where did we all come from? Why are we here?', researchers have suggested we may be asking the wrong questions in trying to uncover the answers. This episode we explore our evolving understanding of pho...Show More

21:13 | Mar 26th, 2018

Australia's long history with drought and fire has cemented a strong dependence to the water around us, so why do we continue to contaminate our finite supply? This episode we uncover what we're doing to our water in ways you may not know about, and ...Show More

20:56 | Mar 19th, 2018

When booking your last plane trip, you may have noticed the option to offset the carbon cost of your flight. Paying an additional fee to render your flight carbon neutral some say makes more aware of what they're doing to the environment, but others ...Show More

21:00 | Mar 12th, 2018

As global carbon emissions rise year in year out, many are brainstorming creative ways to reduce how much we're spitting out into the environment. However, there's one technology that's raising just as many eyebrows as it is has others hopeful. This ...Show More

23:19 | Dec 4th, 2017

As global sea temperatures continue to rise, our coral reefs are turning from thriving marine ecosystems into underwater graveyards. But scientists have discovered a set of coral superheroes who might save the day. Speakers: David Suggett: Associ...Show More

19:58 | Nov 26th, 2017

Citizen scientists and members of the public have done everything from discovering species, to documenting sea temperature changes. Just this year in Australia, an amateur astronomer named Andrew Grey, a mechanic from Darwin, helped scientists disc...Show More

19:45 | Nov 20th, 2017

Illegal logging is an immensely profitable global activity, linked to corruption, human rights abuses, criminal networks, and environmental destruction. So why is the federal government currently considering significantly weakening regulation that ...Show More

23:30 | Nov 13th, 2017

Scientists have warned we are facing another mass extinction event. The last one occurred over 65 million years ago, but due to global warming and human caused habitat loss, the next one is just around the corner. So what do we do when a species go...Show More

20:19 | Nov 5th, 2017

Naomi has spent the last two years living in a tent in regional New South Wales. But she's not a backpacker, she's not doing a roundhouse trip of the Australian countryside. Naomi is capturing cane toads and turning them into sausages. Presenter: J...Show More

18:47 | Oct 29th, 2017

In April 2010, the largest environmental disaster in US history struck the Gulf of Mexico - the explosion of oil rig Deepwater Horizon. After burning for more than a day, Deepwater Horizon sunk taking with it 11 lives, costing oil major BP more than ...Show More

19:03 | Oct 23rd, 2017

It's one of the biggest environmental challenges of our time, but no ones seems to be talking about it. And that's because a lot of us don't know that much about it. Dana Cordell from the Institute for Sustainable Futures at the University of Technol...Show More

23:29 | Oct 15th, 2017

We're on break this week while 2SER is in the middle of Supporter Drive. 2SER Radio is the station that makes Think: Sustainability and our two sister programs Think: Health and Digital Futures possible, however running a radio station doesn't come c...Show More

31:32 | Oct 8th, 2017

We're on break this week while 2SER is in the middle of Supporter Drive. 2SER Radio is the station that makes Think: Sustainability and our two sister programs Think: Health and Digital Futures possible, however running a radio station doesn't come c...Show More

18:40 | Oct 3rd, 2017

Today on the show, the carbon footprint of data. On paper that sounds like a contradiction - how can a photo I post to Facebook be affecting the health of the planet? Well, it's not the post itself that's doing the harm, it's the technology that make...Show More

20:59 | Sep 24th, 2017

The Great Barrier Reef has taught us much about marine ecology, but there's still so much we don't know. Do we have enough time to learn everything we can before the natural landmark is lost forever? Presenter: Jake Morcom. Producers: Miles Herbert...Show More

19:08 | Sep 19th, 2017

Noise pollution is the only cardiovascular risk that can't be resolved by doctors or medications, it's purely up to the politicians. Speakers: Kirsten Parris - Associate Professor of Urban Ecology at the University of Melbourne. Thomas Muenzel - Chi...Show More

22:05 | Sep 10th, 2017

The first recorded acid rain events date back to the 17th century, but it wasn't until the early 1970s that it became a huge problem. Today, while the global community seems focused on dealing with climate change, what's important about the story of...Show More

26:53 | Sep 3rd, 2017

On 26 November 2012, Australia's iconic Bondi Beach was closed as the crisp, blue coastline turned red. And although many likened the newly blood red waters to that written in scripture, it was in fact algae that was responsible for the beaches tempo...Show More

28:52 | Aug 27th, 2017

Australia is in the middle of a debate about coal. The Queensland government is determined to expand its coal production. Indian billionaire Gautam Adani continues to gather support from politicians for his Carmichael Coal Mine in the Galilee Basin...Show More

23:02 | Aug 20th, 2017

In 2015 Australia's Threatened Species Commissioner Gregory Andrews announced a plan to kill 2 million 'feral' cats in an effort to save the countries native species from extinction. More than two years on the feral cat population has not decreased....Show More

29:08 | Aug 14th, 2017

You might already eat algae when you pick up a sushi roll. But it turns out algae may be a sustianable substitute for everything from Legos to surfboards to health products. Presenter/Producer: Miles Herbert Speakers: Dr Janice McCauley: Research ...Show More

23:53 | Aug 6th, 2017

We don't think about our waste once we flush the toilet. But will climate change and rising sea levels bring it back to our attention? Presenter/Producer: Miles Herbert

26:08 | Jul 30th, 2017

Where will you live when you're 65? Or perhaps you're retiring now, and you're thinking about your options? Cooperative living has come a long way since the hippy communes of the 1960s. It's a choice that's not only good for social wellbeing, but cou...Show More

24:23 | Jul 24th, 2017

Between the 1960s and early 2000s, over 90% of Lake Chad has shrunk. Today, the lake provides water to over 68 million people in both Chad and Nigeria, and to the surrounding countries of Cameroon and Niger. But as water resources continue to dwindle...Show More

23:57 | Jul 16th, 2017

Last year, billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates announced his foundation would donate 100,000 chickens to impoverished nations in an effort to help bring them above the poverty line. But with the Bolivian government already slamming the gesture call...Show More

24:17 | Jul 9th, 2017

Straws and plastic cups aside, how else might your beverage carry a carbon footprint? This week we meet up with the guys from Trolley'd, a bar venture hire with a sustainability ethos to talk how they make a good drink using only organic produce. Pr...Show More

29:22 | Jul 2nd, 2017

They're tailored to the bottom of your shoes, they line the coffee cup you drink from, they're even fixed to the outside walls of your home - how can we possibly escape a world that's dominated by plastic? Presenter: Jake Morcom. Producers: Jake Mo...Show More

23:04 | Jun 25th, 2017

When Jason was living in New York, he knew the city inside out. Which 24 hour diners were the best for a 3am feed, which cafes had the best lattes. But due to rapid urbanisation, the city he once knew quickly began to change, which brought other comp...Show More

25:02 | Jun 17th, 2017

Where many Australians have strong ties with the beach and coast, too comes the love-hate relationship we have with what lies beneath the water's surface. A new research project involving two researchers from the University of Technology Sydney could...Show More

29:52 | Jun 12th, 2017

As 2SER heads over to New York for the New York Radio Awards, we bring you the episode of Think: Sustainability that was nominated in the Environment and Ecology category. Why'd they name a fly after singing megastar Beyoncé? What do the sounds of sm...Show More

21:51 | Jun 4th, 2017

Does steering off meat and turning to a leafy green diet lower the impact of our global carbon footprint? Hosted by Jake Morcom. Produced by Lia Tsamoglou.

24:13 | May 28th, 2017

They're cute, they're charismatic, but they're also on the cusp of dying out - can we save the Weedy Seadragon before it's too late? Hosted by Jake Morcom and Cheyne Anderson. Produced by Jake Morcom.

19:37 | May 21st, 2017

What is the social sustainability of the built environment? How are we using architectural design to cater for the growing and changing needs of the population? Speakers: William Feuerman - Senior Lecturer from the University of Technology Sydney. P...Show More

24:57 | May 14th, 2017

Agriculture, mining and climate change are three factors driving up the salinity levels in our freshwater basins. What implications might this mean for the biological diversity of these ecosystems? Hosted by Jake Morcom and Lia Tsamoglou.

25:44 | May 7th, 2017

Aside from picking off a berry and kissing your significant other in the doorway, what is the ecological significance of mistletoe? Speakers: Melinda Cook - Masters Candidate at the University of Technology Sydney. Samira Aili - PHD Candidate from t...Show More

31:48 | Apr 30th, 2017

The Garuwanga Project is working to build a legal framework that would protect Aboriginal traditional knowledge of biodiversity. Historically, corporations have taken Aboriginal knowledge from communities and patented those practices, leaving the com...Show More

26:05 | Apr 23rd, 2017

What are our goals when it comes to space exploration? Are we still searching for sentient life beyond Earth? How far away are we from colonising on another planet or celestial body? Speakers: Dr Alice Gorman - Senior Lecturer in the Department of ...Show More

38:44 | Apr 17th, 2017

Think about all the electrical devices in your home. Your phone, kettle, computer, washing machine... the list goes on. It's estimated that each household in Australia has 350 kilos of electrical material, and we chuck out 35 kilos of the stuff per p...Show More

27:38 | Apr 9th, 2017

Your typical car will emit near 5 metric tonnes of carbon dioxide per year. Multiply that by the number of drivers in the world and the figure becomes scarily high. Electric or hybrid cars are one way to put a plug in greenhouse gas emissions but how...Show More

28:52 | Apr 2nd, 2017

Chemical pesticide use in Sri Lanka is widespread and subsidised by the government, but are they doing more harm than good? This week Think: Sustainability addresses some of the global concerns around pesticide use and why organic farming is often th...Show More

25:50 | Mar 26th, 2017

Bee populations around the globe are in crisis, what can we do to save them? Also, what is thunderstorm asthma and how will it get worse with climate change? Hosted by Jake Morcom and Lia Tsamoglou.

27:28 | Mar 19th, 2017

This week we look at two different angles of how we need to work to preserve Antarctica - the international law and policy in place to protect it, and the science telling us what's happening now, and what's going to happen in the future.

26:58 | Mar 12th, 2017

The weaving practices of Kullu are one of their oldest traditions, but how can a hand-made crafting industry compete with big business? Think: Sustainability takes a trip to the bottom of The Himalayas to look at sustaining an old, regional culture a...Show More

29:59 | Mar 5th, 2017

Predictions from climate scientists are indicating more frequent climate events like flash flooding, drought and heatwaves are on the way. How will not only we deal with these climate events, but the towns, cities and systems we've built around us? ...Show More

29:56 | Dec 18th, 2016

Get a little nutty with your spending around Christmas time? This week we take a hard look at consumption and spending during the festive season and even through in some tips to green up your holiday break. Also, a new tracking technology that could ...Show More

27:48 | Dec 12th, 2016

Ever wondered what a trip to Antarctica would be like? This week we speak to Jess Melbourne-Thomas, a research scientist with the Australian Antarctic Division about her trip and tumbles down to the most challenging continent on Earth. Also, what wil...Show More

21:14 | Dec 3rd, 2016

A governmental review is re-evaluating the protection zones of Australia's marine parks. This has flagged concerns for marine scientists and ecologists across the country who are worried economic and social interests will take precedence over environ...Show More

27:09 | Nov 26th, 2016

What kind of creepers and crawlers does summer time bring out? This week we dissect exactly what will be causing you grief in the insect department coming into the hot months, and it's not pretty. Hosted and produced by Jake Morcom.

25:37 | Nov 19th, 2016

Why are we so scared of climate change? Who are the climate change deniers? What happened at the UN Climate Conference this year? Think: Sustainability takes a hard look at some of the conversations around climate change and addresses why it's an iss...Show More

30:00 | Nov 13th, 2016

What are the do's and don'ts of sustainable clothes shopping? How feasible is a 100% renewable energy system here in Australia? And how might dehydration help decrease food waste going to landfill? Hosted by Jake Morcom and Ellen Leabeater. Produce...Show More

28:21 | Nov 6th, 2016

Located in Wiradjuri country, Murrin Bridge started as a 'mission'. It was a place the government of the time set up to accomodate Aboriginal Australians driven out of their lands. Murrin Bridge is no longer a mission today, but with a population of ...Show More

28:56 | Oct 29th, 2016

Why should we mend the relationship between farmers and dingoes? How are eBooks revolutionising the practice of libraries? And what is phytoremediation? Hosted by Jake Morcom and Ellen Leabeater. Produced by Jake Morcom.

30:51 | Oct 23rd, 2016

ENCORE - Life with plastic, ain't fantastic by Think: Sustainability

29:10 | Oct 15th, 2016

ENCORE - What do you know about renewable energy? by Think: Sustainability

28:01 | Oct 8th, 2016

How can we make Sydney's roads more cyclist friendly? And how long until algae takes over the coal industry? Presenters: Ellen Leabeater and Jake Morcom. Producers: Jake Morcom.

27:24 | Oct 1st, 2016

#31 - Bushfire season ignites by Think: Sustainability

29:21 | Sep 25th, 2016

Guest: Dr Sherri Mason. Presenter and Producer: Jake Morcom.

28:09 | Sep 18th, 2016

How long until we're rid of the courtroom and holding trials online? How are some corals recovering from bleaching? And how can chemistry help us reduce global waste?

29:59 | Sep 10th, 2016

Why'd they name a fly after singing megastar Beyoncé? What do the sounds of small sea creatures say about the wellness of the ocean? And what does a sustainable house look like? Presenters: Jake Morcom and Ellen Leabeater. Producer: Jake Morcom.

29:41 | Sep 3rd, 2016

They're the most successful feral species to invade the landscape of Australia, but have we finally found a way to stop them once and for all? Also, are we consuming too much seafood? And how is bamboo more sustainable than timber?

29:00 | Aug 27th, 2016

Why are we scared of sharks? What is permaculture? And how can fashion be environmentally conscious?

29:27 | Aug 21st, 2016

What mushroom can mind control insects? What do you want to do with your body when you die? And what is the Anthropocene?

29:56 | Aug 14th, 2016

For National Science Week we look at biohacking, science communication and women in STEM.

27:50 | Aug 6th, 2016

#23 - How is hair a sustainable resource? by Think: Sustainability

27:35 | Jul 30th, 2016

#22 - What do you know about renewable energy? by Think: Sustainability

28:28 | Jul 23rd, 2016

How far can battery technology go? This week we look at advancing battery storage technologies as well as take a Tesla test drive!

28:59 | Jul 16th, 2016

What are phytoplankton and why are they so crucial to everyday planetary stability?

29:32 | Jul 9th, 2016

Can population growth and the notion of sustainability really go together?

27:29 | Jul 2nd, 2016

Disasters are hard to forget, but what happens to those who are forgotten when disaster strikes? This week we look at groups who are left on the fringes of care in times of natural disaster crises and also address why these crises are a sustainabilit...Show More

29:28 | Jun 26th, 2016

How different is Indonesia's sanitation system from the rest of the world? What are breathing walls and are they as ominous as they sound? And how would a 'cash for containers' scheme work in Sydney?

29:59 | Jun 17th, 2016

Why is Nemo opening up his home for other clownfish? Is it a strength in numbers game when more of their homes are being destroyed? We answer these questions this week as well as look at the potential hazards in the current federal governments plan t...Show More

29:59 | Jun 12th, 2016

Sydney is in the middle of a light rail uprising, but how many trees have to be cut down in the process? This week we're talking light rail logistics, as well as discussing the finest new delicacy on everyones plate... cane toad sausage!

28:29 | Jun 2nd, 2016

Today is World Environment Day, so we take a closer look into the dark and depressing world of animal trafficking. Also, we look at why chlamydia is on the rise in koala populations around the country and how treatments are falling short.

28:35 | May 29th, 2016

Imagine you're at a festival. There's food stalls, heaps of bands to go see and people swarming in masses. Now think about when you're leaving, what do you see? Probably all the rubbish that festival goers have left behind.. Vivid kicked off in Sydne...Show More

29:59 | May 20th, 2016

When you're planning a holiday, the first thing on your mind is enjoying time off to relax. But have you ever thought about how your travels can contribute to your carbon foot print? We look at planning your travels with a sustainable motive in mind ...Show More

29:59 | May 14th, 2016

How are your investments affecting the planet? This week we look at the ethics of our superannuation and trace what unsustainable industries our super can be invested into such as coal mining and fossil fuels. Also, have you ever been approached by a...Show More

29:52 | May 7th, 2016

Last week we found out some strange degradable's that you can put into your compost, but what about into your worm farm? This week we're focusing on our squiggly little friends and how they can help in the management of our food waste around the home...Show More

29:58 | May 1st, 2016

Want to start a compost at home? It's not as hard as you might think. This week we look at the do's and don't of composting and learn about some degradable's that might surprise you. Also, $8-10 billion of food is wasted each year in Australia with t...Show More

29:59 | Apr 25th, 2016

How do you get to work? Train, bus, car, bike? This week we look at the carbon cost of your commute and which modes of transport are the best and worst in terms of emissions. Also, three engineering students from UTS tell us about their plans for imp...Show More

29:59 | Apr 15th, 2016

Where does your poo go when you press the flush button? Who around the world doesn't use a toilet? Am I a bad person for using disposable nappies? These are some of the questions begging answers this week on our sustainability episode dedicated to hu...Show More

29:59 | Apr 10th, 2016

Why are ethical supply chains are sustainability issue? On the show this week we attempt to answer this question by looking back up through the supply chains, as well as hear stories about the inequities faced by Vietnamese migrant workers. Also, the...Show More

29:17 | Apr 3rd, 2016

It's being called a global epidemic on par with climate change, so what are we trying to do to stop it? This week we look at antibiotic resistance from a number of angles, looking at potential medicinal alternatives and even how Manuka honey can help...Show More

29:59 | Mar 26th, 2016

It seems like we're in the age of the coffee pod - they're quick to use, convenient and tasty. Australians consume more than 3 million pods a day, and with so many ending up in landfill, ridiculous amounts of plastic could sit under the ground for hu...Show More

29:59 | Mar 18th, 2016

Ahead of World Water Day on Tuesday March 22, this episode we're looking at current approaches to water conservation and what needs to change to protect the finite resource. We look back at Australia's 'Milennium Drought' and what we're doing to help...Show More

29:59 | Mar 13th, 2016

Earth Hour is coming into its tenth year, but with more and more people thinking about energy conservation, is it time to switch things up? Also we dive into some of the coral ecosystems which are adapting to climate change pressures; and look at how...Show More

29:59 | Mar 6th, 2016

What is sustainability? What does it mean for me? How can I live sustainably? On Episode 1 we look at answering these questions as well as look back at how sustainability has transformed over time.