A half-hour weekly environmental podcast that aims to foster sustainability in the community, Radio ASAP, has been launched this week.

ASAP stands for “As Sustainably As Possible”, and it’s how the podcast will encourage its listeners to live.

“As members of the community, young and old alike, we all need to embrace a more sustainable lifestyle and Radio ASAP is helping us to inspire one another and share knowledge to help reduce our negative impact on the planet,” founder Shirley Lewis said.

Each episode of Radio ASAP is expected to feature interviews with environmental experts, vox-pops, celebrities, comedy, weekly challenges and featured musicians.

The first episode features Felix Reibl from The Cat Empire, talking about their donation of solar panels to a Sydney school; mailbag questions are answered by Miss Earth Australia, Dayanna Grageda; and a visit is made to student housing coop, STUCCO, as it embraces solar.

“While environmental action is urgent and necessary,” Ms Lewis said, “it can also be exciting and fulfilling to do.”

Radio ASAP Episode 1: Solar Power is available at radioasap.com