Presenter: Bec Horridge, Guest: Katheryn Maxwell: South Coast Health and Sustainability Alliance
When we are parched by heatwaves, fires rage and smoke clogs the air we all want to be safe.
The South Coast Health and Sustainability Alliance in Moruya has retrofitted an old church to be a bush fire, heatwave, and storm haven for vulnerable people. Its also a repair café fixing items for reuse and is putting solar panels on roofs.
Katheryn Maxwell also talks about the social justice issues raised by the rollout of cheap to run, but expensive to buy electric vehicles, calling for a “cash for clunkers” program in a few years to let low-income earners enjoy the cost-cutting benefits of electric vehicles.
She raises the need to subsidise simple ways to make rental housing warmer in winter to improve the health of tenants.
This week’s show is #1305 and was produced by Bec Horridge