Last week three of us from Sustainable Fawkner – Brian Bainbridge, Colleen Jones and John Englart, were interviewed live on the radio program Environmentality on North West FM 98.9.
We discussed our monthly foodswap that has been running for 5 years now, as an opportunity to meet fellow Fawkner residents, swap backyard grown produce and tips and tricks for gardening, cooking and on general sustainability issues.
Also discussed was the community project run by Gracie Lolicato for a temporary Town Square in one of the alley ways off the Bonwick and Jukes Rd shopping Precinct. See our reports from the first Saturday and 2nd Saturday.
For the third and Final Saturday on 21st March (this weekend) Gracie has organised a street market from 11am to 4pm with many local Fawkner stallholders, children’s activities and more music.
Images from a Wednesday afternoon from Fawkner Piazza
During the interview, John also talked about his involvement in Climate Action Moreland and the work done around climate change, the urban heat island effect and heatwave impact, divestment from fossil fuels and other climate issues with Moreland Council.
The show went live to air, but you can read the program summary for 11 March 2015 and also listen to a 42 minute podcast on 11 March 2015 of the conversation.
The Environmentality radio program covers environmental and sustainability issues for the Northern Melbourne region and goes to air at midday on Wednesdays from Northwest FM broadcast studios in Hadfield. Visit the Environmentality blog to catch the program rundown and podcasts and support our community radio in Melbourne’s north: 98.9 Northwest FM.
Music played on the show
Music for this program included:
Neil Young’s “Who’s Gonna Stand up”
David Rovics – “The Commons”
Sirocco – “Shadows (The Australian Outback)”
Luluc – “Little Suitcase”