Friday, June 27, 2014

Environmentality, 25 June 2014, Conservation Volunteers Australia

Volunteers are what makes the world go around.  Over 6 million people volunteer their time, expertise and energy in some capacity every year in Australia.  Sure, some of those are mandated by our courts but still they are pretty amazing figures.

Izumi and Travis from Conservation Volunteers Australia joined us in the studio on Wednesday.  With over 350 projects around Australia, there are some fantastic opportunities to get involved with their projects.  The beauty of CVA volunteering is that you don't need to sign up to a minimum number of hours, you can just attend when you can.

Eastern Barred Bandicoot
Travis (who has worked for CVA for 18 years!) has 7km of fencing that needs to be patrolled at Woodlands Historic Park (next to Melbourne airpport) where the Eastern Barred Bandicoot has been reintroduced and is beginning to thrive.

Protected by a very large fence and great management by
CVA and Parks Victoria and of course volunteers, it is these type of projects that give our flora and fauna a chance to show themselves off and be around for the next generation.

Whilst we were having great conversation on air, Jaime was walking the walk in participating in a three day Climate Reality Project.  Another great volunteering opportunity where participants are given training to be Climate Reality Ambassadors to spread the environment and sustainability message.  I am sure you will be hearing more about what he has discovered on the show!

Music played today were guest selections:

Even Tuell singing Precious Clouds
The Strokes,  Last Night
Cat Stevens, Peace Train
Tim Buckley, Once I Was

Next week on the show -  Peter Newman AO, Professor of Sustainability, Curtain University

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