Think: Sustainability

Think: Sustainability is about practical actions for a better planet.

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.

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 episode we explore the potential of carbon capture and storage, and why around the globe we’re seeing a lack of political will and investment into the technology.


Rebecca Cunningham - Institute for Sustainable Futures at the University of Technology Sydney.


The UK government, not Drax, pulled out of the CCS Project at both White Rose and Peterhead. More information here.

carbon emissions carbon capture Rebecca Cunningham

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: Associate Professor The University of Technology Sydney Martina Doblin: Associate Professor The University of Technology Sydney Producer/Presenter: Miles Herbert

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 discover a whole set of new planets. But why are people like you, donating their time, to help scientists document and discover. And is crowdfunding the scientific method really trustworthy? Producer/Presenter: Miles P Herbert Speakers: Annette Scanlon: Lecturer School of Natural and Built Environments John Turnbull: Marine Ecologist and Social Scientist, University of New South Wales Shuanna Murray: Associate Professor, Climate Change Cluster Core Member, Climate Change Cluster

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 prevents the import of illegal timber? Speakers: Beatriz Garcia: Lecturer, Western Sydney University Lance Leslie: Professor, School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences at the University of Technology Sydney Producer/Presenter: Miles P Herbert

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 goes extinct? Are our efforts helping or making things worse? Speakers: David Bader, Communications Officer for Vaquita CPR Professor Michael Archer, School of Biological, Earth, and Environmental Sciences, The University of New South Wales Peter Banks, Conservation Biologist at The University of Sydney Erick Lundgren, PHD Canidate at The University of Technology Sydney Producer/Presenter: Miles P Herbert