On Purpose podcast
Summary: Bank Australia brings you a series of conversations about the ways you can create a positive impact for the community and the planet. You will hear real stories from people who are at the frontline of social change and see how individuals and businesses can work collaboratively towards common goals.
Moe Life Skills provides support to people with disabilities by making them feel like a part of the broader community through inclusive programs. CEO, Carole Broxham joins Olga Klepova to share their successful practises used in the regional Victoria.
A Melbourne based organisation Climate for Change uses an unconventional approach to raise awareness in Australia about effective action on global warming. We sit down with the founder of Climate for Change, Katerina Gaita to find out how these discussions work.
On this episode, Olga Klepova meets with Human Rights Watch Australia director Elaine Pearson on the eve of World Refugee Day to discuss the pressing issues of their local and global work.
The week of May 27 to June 3 marks National Reconciliation Week in Australia. Multiple events take place across the country to raise awareness and understanding about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history and culture, and to explore the role of institutions and individuals in working towards achieving reconciliation. In this episode Olga Klepova sits down with Erin McKinnon from Reconciliation Victoria to unpack the term ‘reconciliation’ and discuss the need to acknowledge the past in order to move forward.
Our guest for this episode of On Purpose is a young filmmaker Claudia Sangiorgi Dalimore. Together with photographer Michelle Grace Hunder, Claudia interviewed over 40 Australian women working in the music industry and compiled their stories into a new documentary: Her Sound, Her Story. A documentary that provides a unique perspective on gender inequality and celebrates women’s achievements in the music industry. Our host Olga Klepova sat down Claudia before the film premiered at Human Rights and Arts Film Festival (HRAFF) in Melbourne.
In this episode, Olga Klepova interviews the founder of the environmental organisation 350.org, Bill McKibben. They catch up during his global campaign Accelerate Climate Action. They discuss global trends in divestment that are helping create a sustainable future, Bill’s retreat to Alaska and contemporary activism.
Climates is an organisation that helps communities affected by climate change in the Australia-Pacific region. Olga Klepova meets with its co-founder Jarrod Troutbeck to learn about the peril placed on local communities and discuss how Climates are raising public awareness.
In this episode of our podcast, we talked to a young activist and human rights advocate, Fadak Alfayadh. As a child, Fadak and her family learnt to embrace the hardship of seeking asylum to start a new life in Australia. With the support of Road to Refuge, Fadak is taking her campaign ‘Fadak’s story’, national. She has one aim: to convince the Australian Government to increase its refugee intake.
It is our milestone 20th episode! To make it a bit special this time we have two guests. They share their views on cooperative ownership as a sustainable solution to the housing affordability crisis. Jason Twill, the director of Urban Apostles, focuses on how the sharing economy can interlace with art of city making. Chels Marshall, a PhD candidate at ANU, explores land ownership of Indigenous people and how modern society could successfully transcend from being sustainable to regenerative.
The Environmental Film Festival Australia brings unique content to Australians by sourcing films from around the world. Over the last eight years, EFFA has used arts and culture to generate debate around positive and sustainable change. Olga Klepova meets with the CEO of the festival, Chris Gerbing.
A lot of endangered species and plants remain on private land that without proper care or conservation might face dire consequences. In this episode Olga Klepova talks to Marnie Lassen, the Strategic Projects Manager at Trust for Nature, about how they help preserve natural heritage on private land. One of its projects is the Conservation Reserve purchased by Bank Australia in 2008.
100 most substantive solutions to reverse Global Warming are all mapped out in one Drawdown project. 22 countries, 120 advisors and many others put their expertise together to produce the "most comprehensive plan ever to reverse Global Warming". We speak to the founder and Executive Director of Drawdown project Paul Hawken during his tour to Australia.
Natalie Isaacs, now the CEO of 1 million women, moved from the overpackaging in the cosmetic industry into climate change action when she realised that her contribution matters. This epiphany inspired her to create a movement of women united by the same goal - live life with the least negative impact.
At Fitted for Work they know that self belief is a cornerstone in fighting the burden of disadvantage that can hit a woman at any point in her life. Once started as a dressing service now the organisation offers a range of programs to women from all walks of life. Our guest today is Donna de Zwart, the CEO of Fitted for Work and we talk about how they help women gain the confidence back and find their value.
In 2014 Australia saw its first Threatened Species Commissioner Gregory Andrews setting off on a journey to fight extinction of Australian native species. Increased number of numbats is one of the achievements during his tenure. He believes winning the war against feral cats and taking over Kardashian celebrity status is next.