Thursday, March 31, 2011

Environmentality 30 March 2011

Dear Environmentality listeners,

Today we had no guests on the show however we reported various environmental initiatives covered by the local Leader Newspaper and from the Hume City Council.
The Leader reported two environmental initiatives. The first article "On your bike for health" mentions the Fix and Ride program at Banksia Gardens Community Centre. Bring along your bike or a used bike may be provided and learn how to repair and maintain it. Wednesdays 3-6pm at the Community Centre, Pearcedale Pde, Broadmeadows. Contact Stephen: or Banksia Gardens.
The second article describes an Origin Energy initiative called Sustainability Drive. Origin is offering 20 houses in one Victorian street solar electricity or hot water systems and 12 months' green power supply for up to $3000. Nominate your street at Sustainability Drive.
Origin also have some useful energy efficiency tips at Energy Efficiency.
Peter and Jaime reminded us about the environmental workshops conducted by Hume City Council. The Environment section of Hume Councils website has information about the upcoming workshops including Smart Meters and a Community Bulk Buy Program offering energy and cost efficient clean energy solutions for your home.
Jaime brought us up date on the Fukushima Nuclear Accident in Japan which seems to be deteriorating. He also told us about a Hume Council publication called Sustainable Gardening and gave us some gardening tips from the booklet.
Smokey spoke about his recent visit to Mt Buffalo and provided another great selection of music played during the show. We got to hear:
  1. The Courage of Others by Midlake
  2. To you I bestow by Mundy
  3. The Sweetness Lies Within by Hefner
  4. Maralinga (rainy land) by Paul Kelly
  5. Pigeons are the best Headbangers by the Gallant Trees
  6. Is This On? by Death Ray Davies
  7. Harmony in my head by Buzzcocks
Next week we will be speaking to Lisa Neville the Shadow Minister for Environment and Climate Change. We will also be speaking to someone about his recent trip to Antarctica.

Listen to the show!

1 comment:

  1. Hi Peter,
    Thanks for playing our song "Pigeons Are The Best Headbangers". I'm now co-presenting a show on North West FM and I really love it. We are on fortnightly rotation with Radio Roarhouse every second Wednesday from 4.30pm. I look forward to listening in more.
    Joel Stibbard
    Singer/Guitarist for The Gallant Trees :)


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