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Season 1

Listen and learn about the sustainability development goals, what it means to move beyond sustainability, and how you can be a part of the solution.

What is Thrivability?

Featuring Morris Fedeli 

In this episode of THRIVE Talks, we talk to the project lead of The THRIVE Project, Morris Fedeli.

Building Inclusive and Sustainable Cities

Featuring Rowan Blizzard

In this episode of THRIVE Talks, we introduce Rowan Blizzard, a products manager and solutions seeker at Innovation House. Rowan joins us to look at some of the issues addressed by SDG11 which aims to make cities more inclusive, safe, resilient, and sustainable.

One Ocean, One World

Featuring Sunil Shastri

Oceans account for some 70% of the earth’s surface but did you know that they hold the vast majority of global pollution?

International expert and consultant, Sunil Shastri, joins us to discuss Life Below Water (UN Sustainable Development Goal 14), and how our global ocean affects the world around us.

Can our Industries be Sustainable?

Featuring Alexandra Harrison 

This episode introduces Alexandra Harrison, a renewable energy expert from juwi Renewable Energy, a global leader in sustainable power.

Alexandra works extensively with mineral and other industries in creating large-scale renewable projects, including solar power, onshore wind turbines, and battery storage.

Free and Fair Access to Education – Is it Possible?

Featuring Patrick Danaher

Since 2015, 400 million kids around the world have been missing out on critical literacy milestones.

This episode features guest Patrick Danaher, a Professor of Education Research at University of Southern Queensland. He joins us to discuss Sustainable Development Goal 4: Quality Education.

Decent Work for All – Pipe Dream or Possibility?

Featuring Dr. Jennifer Luke

Since the COVID-19 pandemic, many have left their jobs or switched to other careers. But is this truly the beginning of The Great Resignation? Or is there more to it?

In this episode, we talk with Dr. Jennifer Luke, a Research Fellow (Wellbeing & Employability) at the University of Southern Queensland (USQ) about Sustainable Development Goal 8 – focusing on decent work for all.

Facts vs. Fiction: Sorting Truth from Misinformation

Featuring Yasmin Abdeen 

Misinformation is rife within modern society. When sustainability depends on knowing exactly what action is required by society, how do we distinguish the facts from the fiction?

More Than Trees? Creating Spaces for Our Wildlife

Featuring Joanne Wasdin

Loss of biodiversity is one of the biggest threats to our planet. However, many of the ways we try to help the environment actually harm it. How can we make sure that we create ecosystems that our native wildlife actually wants to live in?

How Can We Quit Plastic?

Featuring Clara Williams Roldan

Did you know that the average plastic bag is used for just 7 minutes before they’re thrown out? They often end up in our waterways and our forests… hurting the creatures that live within them. By 2050, we are likely to have more plastic than fish in our oceans.

Can We Save The Great Barrier Reef?

Featuring Karen Hofman 

The Great Barrier Reef in Australia is the largest coral reel system in the world – but it’s under threat. From coral bleaching to climate change, the threats to the Reef can seem overwhelming and unsolvable.

But there is hope, and Karen Hofman seeks to tell us how we can act to save the Reef from disappearing forever.

Protections Over Regulations: Making Safer Workplaces

Featuring Dr. Nektarios Karanikas

Safety is not just a set of rules, but a way to protect people and make sure our workers can return to their families.

How can we keep people safe in the workplace?

Homeschooling: A Better Way for Education?

Featuring Dr. Rebecca English

Education gives us the tools to understand the world around us. However, there are many children who struggle to learn in schools.

We’d like to ask if there’s a better way to help them learn.

Changing the System: Can we Make a Peaceful World?

Featuring Anneloes Smitsman

Our world is made up of interconnected systems. But many of these systems are designed around maximising growth at the expense of others – which is unsustainable. What can we do to change this?

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