Doing it ourselves: Renewables & bio-hacking COVID-19

Sunday, 29 March 2020 - 11:00am to 11:30am
instruction pamphlet for a 3D printable face mask nano-hack from Chilean tech company Copper 3D

Doing it ourselves: Renewables & bio-hacking COVID-19

As the COVID-19 pandemic escalates, the neo-lib stance on privatised & for-profit "herd-culling" healthcare has directly precipitated a drastic shortage of test kits & respirators. But the good news is that an incredible global explosion of grass-roots solidarity & self-organising initiatives are bypassing the general criminal prevarication and inaction of these governments. This week we hear from analytical chemist Bill Slavin, founder at Indie Lab – a non-profit public research space, and just one of many groups working in conjunction with a world wide network of bio-hackers & volunteer health care experts at the online platform Just One Giant Lab (JOGL) towards the manufacture and distribution of open source test kits, ventilators and 3D printed quality masks (amongst a profileration of other initiatives). *Audio sourced, with thanks, from The Final Straw Radio

Also, guest presenter Nicky Paige speaks with Lisa Lumsden at the Repower Port Augusta campaign in South Australia about how the local community there is pushing ahead with a solar-thermal renewable energy project.

Earth Matters #1237 was produced by Nicky Stott

Banner at Djab Wurrung Protection Embassy with Aboriginal colours says "always was, always will be" and grass in foreground
Sunday 11:00am to 11:30am
Local, national and international environmental issues from grassroots, activist perspectives with a strong social justice focus. Distributed nationally on the Community Radio Network.


Em Gayfer, Megan Williams, Pauline Vetuna, Teishan Ahearne, Bec Horridge & Nicky Stott