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"Hunter Lovins gave a very informative and inspirational presentation. Her perspectives and rationale behind Natural capitalism were enlightening and demonstrated practical ways where everyone, no matter how concerned they are about profits, production and progress, can make a contribution to business success without selling out the environment."
Monique Kraemer, Engineers Australia Queensland Division

  Sustainability Podcasts and Films  


TNEP's Favourite Sustainability Podcasts and Doco's


TNEP Secretariat Members

Michael Smith (2008), TNEP Research Director, talks to ABC Radio National's Science Show on climate change and TNEP's Energy Transformed online textbook at the National Business Leaders Forum on Sustainable Development (MP3 25 MB, at 16:58)

Karlson 'Charlie' Hargroves (2006), TNEP Executive Director, Keynote Presentation to the World Technopolis Association on the opportunities for sustainable cities. (MP3 20 MB)

Michael Smith (2006), TNEP Research Director, talks to ABC Triple-J Radio on the issue of Nuclear Energy (MP3 12.5 MB)

Cheryl Paten (2005), TNEP Education Coordinator, answers the question of 'What does Sustainability mean to her' (MP3 1.2 MB)


TNEP Next Wave of Innovation Speaker Series

Hunter Lovins (2004), President of Natural Capitalism Solutions, talks to ABC Nationals Philip Adams on her 04 tour of Australia and New Zealand with TNEP. (MP3 25 MB)


Sustainable Business Practices -  The Interface Conversations

Ray Anderson (2006), Chairman Interface Inc., (MP3 40 MB)


Harvard Green Campus Initiative: Harvard Vision 2020 Conference 'A Bridge to Campus Sustainability' 2005.

"Implementing Natural Capitalism on Campus" -  Hunter Lovins (2005), President of Natural  Capitalism Solutions, (Download Page)

"Challenging Harvard to be a Green Leader" - Robert F. Kennedy, Jr (2005) (Download Page)


Pop!Tech 2004

Janine Benyus (2004), biologist and author of 'Biomimicry' presents to the Pop!tech conference in Camden Maine. (MP3 14 MB)


Sustainable Pittsburgh - "Champions of Sustainability" Forum Series

"Ecological Solutions for Regional Sewer Dilemma" - John Todd (2002), President Ocean Arks International. (MP3 55 MB)

"Educating for a Sustainable Future" - David Orr (2001), Chair Environmental Studies Program, Oberlin College. (MP3 55 MB)

"Designing a Sustainable and Desirable America" - Robert Costanza (2001), University of Maryland Institute for Ecological Economic. (MP3 55 MB)

Paul Hawken

On 10 April 2002, world-renowned environmentalist, journalist and best-selling author, Paul Hawken, gave a lecture at RMIT University for students and staff.

Paul Hawken (2002) - Part 1
(MP3 19MB)

Paul Hawken (2003) - Part 2
(MP3 4MB)


Bill McDonough

On 10 April 2002, world-renowned environmentalist, journalist and best-selling author, Paul Hawken, gave a lecture at RMIT University for students and staff.

TED - The wisdom of designing Cradle to Cradle (2005)
(20 Minutes)

William McDonough at Bioneers (2000)
(45 Minutes)

Waste = Food (2008) (49 Minutes)


Earth Institute Distinguished Lecturer

Jared Diamond (2007) presents 'Collapse' at The Earth Institute, Columbia University. (Video 76 Minutes)


Movies and Documentaries

Who killed the electric car?

It was among the fastest, most efficient production cars ever built. It ran on electricity, produced no emissions and catapulted American technology to the forefront of the automotive industry. The lucky few who drove it never wanted to give it up. So why did General Motors crush its fleet of EV1 electric vehicles in the Arizona desert? WHO KILLED THE ELECTRIC CAR? chronicles the life and mysterious death of the GM EV1, examining its cultural and economic ripple effects and how they reverberated through the halls of government and big business.

An Inconvenient Truth

Humanity is sitting on a ticking time bomb. If the vast majority of the world's scientists are right, we have just ten years to avert a major catastrophe that could send our entire planet into a tail-spin of epic destruction involving extreme weather, floods, droughts, epidemics and killer heat waves beyond anything we have ever experienced. If that sounds like a recipe for serious gloom and doom -- think again. From director Davis Guggenheim comes the Sundance Film Festival hit, AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH, which offers a passionate and inspirational look at one man's fervent crusade to halt global warming's deadly progress in its tracks by exposing the myths and misconceptions that surround it.

ABC Four Corners Specials (Australia)

Peak Oil?

The era of cheap oil may be over and a growing number of analysts predict production is about to peak before significantly falling behind demand. Jonathan Holmes investigates.

Who's afraid of Nuclear Power?

Is Australia's aversion to nuclear power soundly based? Or are there lessons to be learned from other countries' experience?

What Price Global Warming?
Heat waves and cyclones; droughts ravaging farmland; rising seas swamping beach havens; forests drying up and species dying out; the Barrier Reef and Kakadu, icons of nature, doomed. This is Australia’s future if nothing is done to tackle global warming, scientists warn - though exactly what will happen, and how soon, remain uncertain.

City Limits

Four Corners presents an extended edition of our City Limits program, first broadcast in October 2004. Through video and interactive content, we explore in greater depth the issues raised in the original program concerning Australia's continuing urban water crisis.


Earth, Wind & Fire

As Australia casts about for cleaner energy solutions, are we neglecting renewable energy at our peril?


A Global Warming

The 10 hottest years on record were all in the last 15 years, and arctic ice drilling shows that Co2 levels in the atmosphere are the highest for 650,000 years, yet some people still think this isn't happening. It is, we all know it is, but yet not many of us are doing anything about it. This is why I've made this. It features Eric Prydz Vs Floyd "Proper Education", the first part of the song with David Gilmour's vocals represent the older generation (or the US), that are turning a blind eye to the problem, "we don't need no education" or "its not happening its cyclical". The second part of the song featuring the school children singing (or the world outside beyond the US borders) represents the new generation, that don't need educating, its happening, are they are trying to do something about it, f or their kids future.

Global Warming

Leonardo Di Caprio's short film "Global Warming".

1958 - Global Warming - It's NOT newly known


Beyond Petrol
What car will you buy next? It’s a decision most of us face every 5 years; only next time it’s likely to be more than a simple choice of brand.
With petrol prices and global temperatures on the rise, the burning question is – what’s going to replace petrol? Hydrogen or hybrid? Biofuel or battery? Or, the completely unexpected? In this must watch edition of Catalyst, we travel to California to see the revolutionary electric car that’s faster than a Lamborghini. We check out the hydrogen highway and visit the secret design department of the world’s largest car company is getting about in a completely clean and green car just around the corner?

This is the ultimate road trip – in search of the world’s next car fuel.

ABC Catalyst TV show : Story - Beyond Petrol