Wednesday, November 14, 2012

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Wednesday, November 07, 2012

Dear Angry White Guys,

Now that the presidential election is behind us and all the obscene amounts of corporate money was needlessly spent and all the energy that could have been used to rebuild our crumbling roads and bridges has been wasted, can we come together and clean this place up?  We truly hope you don't continue to carry on about so-called socialists and "apology tours" when we need your help putting the country back together (the country you love so much). We all have been looking at the God-awful pictures of devastation on the east coast, right? How about we roll up our sleeves together and pitch-in? We know you still may think that the Climate Crisis isn't real or that it isn't human-caused, but the mega-storm that destroyed so much of New York and New Jersey was very real and we need to deal with the results, together.  Maybe after we've done all we can to repair the damage we can sit down and have a reasonable discussion about who exactly is promoting the idea that climate change doesn't exist and why they are spending so much more money to spread their highly compromised information. Hey, we'll even pick-up the bar tab!

We're done with celebrating this election now. It's time to get on with the business of putting things back together. We hope you'll join us.

Sincerely,

The Enviro Show

Friday, November 02, 2012

The Vote for the Earth Enviro Show

Greetings Earthlings. Here in the Northeastern U.S. we're just catching our breath after yet another "hundred year storm" (with yet another on the way?) and now it's almost Election Day. Of course, on the national level we get to choose between the Green who'll never be elected, the Dem who plays the game to pretty much stay the same, and the Repugnican corporado who will do all he can to destroy the planet once and for all. Great choices, huh? We do have some state and local issues that are interesting.  Johanna Neumann, Regional Director for New England Environment America fills us in. Our roving reporter and strolling troubadour, Tom Neilson also joins us to discuss that and more. As always, we check into The Enviro Show Echo Chamber and our E-Valley-uation segment. We'll see who this week's Fool-on-the-Hill is and maybe Meet the New Boss, but first it's time for...Revenge of the Critters! It's a post-Halloween Revenge from a loyal listener: Bees return awful candy to the humans!

If the polls are still open (or soon to be) when you read this, we may as well do some E-Valley-uation on a few of the ballot questions (that is if we can figure them out). In it's eternal wisdom, the state has taken a page from Kafka and made sure that the referendum numbers change in various Valley towns, as well as making it illegal to name some of the questions. Have fun with that! One of the referendum we call the "Move to Amend" question, says: "Shall the state senator be instructed to vote in favor a  resolution calling upon Congress to propose an amendment to the US Constitution affirming that corporations are not entitled to the constitutional rights of human beings [and that] both Congress and the states may place limits on political contributions and political spending.” Well.......yeah. What have we been talking about here for......ever! Another ballot question may be called the "Budget for All" referendum that you can read about here. It's all about redirecting our tax dollars to sane things like education, health care, renewable energy and transportation, not that too many pols in DC really care about such things. A ballot measure that actually has a name is The Massachusetts "Death with Dignity" Initiative which would establish an "Act Relative to Death with Dignity".  The human-life-is-oh-so-sacred crowd (as opposed to other life forms) is out in the streets about this one. They want us all to hang on to the bitter end no matter the pain and degradation (and maybe give them time to baptize or convert us or God knows what?).  Given that there are far toooooo many people on the planet, we say go for it! Besides, who runs your life anyway??  We'll get into some of the candidates and there positions on the environment as well when we talk with Tom and Johanna.

We're devoting our entire Enviro Show Echo Chamber to the Climate Crisis and it's effect on the Northeast in the wake of Hurricane Sandy.  First, the relief effort. Besides the usual Red Cross and other mainstream groups listed here, there are grassroots efforts like Occupy Sandy, Food Not Bombs, and Sandy's List that are on the ground in the New York metro area providing food, warm clothing and other needs. By now you've all probably seen the photos of the devastation to the infrastructure and people of New York City. This catastrophe, though it is not nearly as devastating as the mega-monsoon flood in Pakistan in 2010 or Katrina's devastation in New Orleans, may well be a, dare we say, bellwether in the desperate need for responding to climate change. Seeing as New York City is the capitol of finance and media for most of the nation, and that the timing of this particular crisis on the eve of a presidential election adds long awaited emphasis to the greater issue of climate, there's an outside chance that climate crisis deniers and the Repugnicans will become as irrelevant as skate keys. In the days following the disaster the corporate media has rediscovered the climate crisis without the obligatory spotlight on flat-earth climate change deniers. Meanwhile, the environment as a whole in the Metro region has been impacted by Sandy as well as various species. They need help too.  A sidebar here: interestingly, part of all that flooding can be attributed to long-ago filled-in swamps, (there were once 300,000 acres of absorbent wetlands, now only 15,500) sort of a Halloween Revenge of the Swamp Thing! Finally, here's our Enviro Show Blog Bonus Special: tell the corporados to pony up for the mega-storm they created.

Our Quote of the Week comes from none other than the Rombot himself: "President Obama promised to slow the rise of the oceans and to heal the planet. My promise is to help you and your family." Sooooo, our family isn't involved in the planet?

Time to visit the Fool-on-the-Hill and guess who's baaaaack? Yes, appropriately it's the chief flat-earth climate crisis denier, Sen. James Inhofe who, upon receiving the Rubber Dodo Award from the Center for Biological Diversity used the occasion to continue his anti-science odyssey into oblivion (but not soon enough for us!). While we're here we have an interesting No Fool: New York City Mayor Bloomberg endorses Obama as the one who can deal best with the Climate Crisis (that is, unless Jill Stein or the Batman are actually available)

Let's Meet the New Boss, whomever that may be. We're praying to the Goddess that it's not the Rombot (who will drive the last few nails into the biosphere's coffin) and since it won't be Jill Stein we are stuck with the present boss who at least has returned to using the C-word (no, not that) and may well set in place some more planet saving programs to...um...stem the tide? Sooo, we're not big fans of The One but we'll fight like hell to keep the Repugs from stealing another election. With that in mind we direct you to No More Stolen Elections where you can join  such eminent progressives as Noam Chomsky, Jill Stein, Thom Hartmann and a whole host of others in pledging to act in the event of another stolen election. FIGHT!

After our interviews it's on to the Bus Stop Billboard:

Thursday, November 8, 7 to 8:30pm. Quebec’s Plan Nord: Towards a New Global Model for Sustainable Development.  Mat Jacobson presents Plan Nord, covering 1.2 million square kilometers of the boreal region of Quebec, the concept has brought together aboriginal and other government leaders, industries, and conservationists to balance economic development with conservation.  Small fee. To register for a current program, contact Jessica Schultz, Center Coordinator, at (413) 256-6006 or jessica@hitchcockcenter.org.

Saturday, November 10, 6pm. Arise for Social Justice 25th Anniversary Celebration & Reunion. Panache Ballroom, 827 State Street, Springfield. Call: (413)734-4948

Sunday, November 11, 3pm. Tom Neilson in concert. RSVP (413) 253-7934. Small entry charge. 185 Middle Street, Amherst.

Tuesday, November 13, 7-9 pm.  VERMONT YANKEE MELTDOWN? MORE LESSONS FROM FUKUSHIMA. The third in a series of Community Forums presented by Citizens for Emergency Preparedness.  Speaker:  Arnie Gundersen, a nuclear engineer with 40 years experience who has coordinated safety projects at 70 nuclear power plants.  He has recently returned from Japan with lessons from Fukushima.  Discussion to follow. Contact: Marian Kelner  413-773-8401. All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church, corner of Main and Hope, Greenfield, MA 

Friday, November 16, 10:30 to 11:30am. "Gobble, gobble". Have you ever wondered about wild turkeys? Just how did they get associated with Thanksgiving? What do they look like? Where do they spend their winter? What unique behaviors do they have? Young children 3-6 and their parents are invited to explore these questions through story, crafts and games.Great Falls Discovery Center, Avenue A, Turners Falls. Call: (413)863-3221



Saturday, November 17th Our Energy Future is Vermont's Choice march and rally. 12:30 pm: Gather at Montpelier city hall; 1 pm: March to the VT Statehouse; 1:30 pm: Rally at the VT Statehouse. Organized by the Vermont Yankee Decommissioning Alliance (VYDA) and Citizens Action Network (CAN), Co-sponsored by Safe and Green Campaign, SAGE Alliance and others. Contacts: Deb Katz 413 339-5781, Chris Williams 802 767-9131


Now we elect to sign off. Be sure to remember to do what? Right! Listen to your Mother.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

A Rather Haunting Enviro Show

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Greetings Earthlings. All Hallow's Eve is nearly upon us so it's time to bring Michelle, our favorite house witch, back to remind us what it's all about. Also, given that spirits of the departed may be lurking upon the Earth and its environs, we hear from Tania and Brenda of Chicopee Paranormal Investigators, the Valley's own ghost busters. This and more scary stuff in The Enviro Show Echo Chamber, our Fool-on-the-Hill and New Boss segments and who knows what all, but first it's time for...Revenge of the Critters!  Squeamish about cockroaches? Not this guy (but maybe he should have been!)

Speaking of fools let's do as promised on the last show and go straight to Rachel's gallery of Fools-on-the-Hill: Would you believe these guys are on the House Science Committee? Yes, it is truly scary..........but surprising? Nah! Not on THAT Hill!

Did someone say science? In The Enviro Show Echo Chamber we get the Union of Concerned Scientists take on Faux News' war on science!  And this: it's not just the far-right propaganda machine that's dumb as a post, checkout these....err...sorry excuses for humans? Here's our Enviro Show Blog Bonus: some Federal agencies are still censoring scientists. Tell them to back off!

Our E-Valley-uation segment gets off the ground with our house witch, Michelle followed later by a call-in from the Chicopee Paranormal Investigators. Witches! Ghosts! What's Halloween without them??

Meet the New Boss here: Whomever the New Boss will be, neither seems to think the climate crisis is a big issue. What were we saying about science now?

"All you Zombies", by the Climate Change Zombies takes us to our interview with Chicopee Paranormal Investigators. Then we close with a walk in the dark of night to the presumed safety of the Bus Stop Billboard:


Tuesday, October 23rd through Tuesday, October 30th. The Vigil to End Climate Silence at Government Center in Boston.  It's time to break the silence on climate in the Massachusetts Senate race. We ask that candidates for federal office in Massachusetts spell out their positions on climate change between now and the election, particularly at the October 30th debate. We need to know whether the candidates acknowledge the climate crisis as the biggest issue of our time. Contact: team@350actionfund.org

Wednesday, October 24, 11:00 a.m. Please join Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine members to help end Hartford Hospital’s use of live pigs in trauma training courses. The entrance of Hartford Hospital between Jefferson St. and Zwieback St. at 80 Seymour St., Hartford, CT  Contact: gmazur@pcrm.org

Wednesday, October 24,12 pm - 1:30 pm. GreenWork Roundtable - Creating a Sustainable Public Transit System. Pioneer Valley Central Labor Council, 640 Page Boulevard, Springfield. Bring a brown bag lunch and join the conversation. GreenWork consists of advocates for a Green Economy which serves local communities; guarantees workers' rights to organize; and promotes community-owned sustainable projects. Call: (413)565-2381 

The Williamstown Rural Lands Foundation is offering weekly drop-in autumn nature classes for preschoolers at its Sheep Hill property on Monday afternoons beginning Oct. 15th. The weekly classes will include nature explorations focusing on how nature prepares for winter. Come to all or just a single class. 

Sunday, October 28, 8:30am-11:30am. Field Walk Series: Bear Swamp. Join John Green for an autumn exploration of this cool rocky habitat circling a pond with diverse plants and wildlife. FREE • Space is limited • Registration required at The Hitchcock Center for the Environment, 525 South Pleasant Street Amherst, MA. Call (413) 256-6006

Monday, October 29, 6 to 8pm. SAGE Alliance dinner & forum. at the Congregational Church on Main Street in Brattleboro. The purpose of the forum is twofold:  to help us all prepare comments on Entergy Vermont Yankee's license extension for two November public hearings by the Vermont Public Service Board. We have invited speakers from groups that are parties to the license extension application to speak on the issues the PSB will be considering. And to organize volunteers to make phone calls to get people out to the public hearings. Contact safeandgreencampaign@gmail.com

OK, we hope none of this keeps you up at night (what was that noise?). All that's left to say is....remember to listen to your MOTHER!

Friday, October 05, 2012

The Occupy Monsanto Enviro Show

Greetings Earthlings. It's time to revisit the genetically engineered insanity of Monsanto. Adam Eidinger of Occupy Monsanto checks in with news of the "Call to Action for a Non-Hierarchical Occupation of Monsanto Everywhere"!  Also, we get a rewind of the Indigenous Peoples' Day weekend banner drop actions here over I-91 about shutting down that frightening old nuke up the river in Vernon, Vermont.  If that's not scary enough for you, we'll also visit The Enviro Show Echo Chamber and the Fool-on-the-Hill amongst other things, but first it's time for.......Revenge of the Critters! Warning: something's fishy about farmed salmon! 

In our E-Valley-uation segment  we review the hundred mile long anti-nuke banner drop sponsored by the SAGE Alliance during the Indigenous Peoples' Day weekend (you know, the one we used to call Columbus Day?). And this: though we're sure we can do waaaaayy better, it seems Massachusetts scores numero uno on energy efficiency, two years in a row.  Finally, since we're focused on Monsanto here, lets have a look at genetically modified organisms (GMOs) over at Whole Foods! O wait, we can't have a look, Whole Foods had YouTube take down the video! 

In The Enviro Show Echo Chamber there's some....um...interesting news? Would you believe the folks at Grist if they told you there might be....LIFE ON MARS!!  Then (after we calm down)  we refer you to Vandana Shiva's Seed Freedom site. It's a place Monsanto would just as soon you didn't visit. Speaking of places, checkout this killer lake.......really! And, speaking of killing, can you believe they're still out there looking to turn polar bears into rugs? (Yes, you can believe it, right?). Well, how about we try and do something about it!  And this pre-Halloween Special: Entergy isn't just a scary threat to our bucolic Valley, how about to the entire New York Metro region! We close with this tidbit from Grist: you think Weyerhaeuser or the U.S. Forest Service were bad players in the woods? How about actual gangsters

This week's Fool-on-the-Hill is making a return visit after a year and a half hiatus. It's not that Massachusetts Senator Scott Brown has been making nice with the planet all that time, it's just that we think the present moment is appropriate for pointing out that Scotty is....well...not only into posing in the buff, but also in bed with Big Oil and ol' King Coal!  Hell, even Mass Sierra Club is done with him!


Time for our Quote of the Week. This one from one of our most favorite enviros:
"It is absolutely imperative that we protect, preserve and pass on this genetic heritage for man and every other living thing in as good a condition as we received it."    -  David R. Brower

After our interview with Adam Eidinger we move on to the Bus stop Billboard:

Wednesday, October 10, 6-8pm. MassDOT Kicks Off Statewide Transportation Conversation Meetings to be Held to Help Determine Future of Transportation in MA. Final meeting to be held at UMass Amherst Campus Center -Room 168C, 1 Campus Center Way, Amherst. Those who are unable to attend the meetings but wish to submit comments can do so at yourvisionourfuture@dot.state.ma.us
 Monday, October 15, 7 pm. Do you want a federal budget that meets our country’s needs, that supports the 99% instead of the 1%? Come hear Congressman James McGovern, National Priorities Project Executive Director Jo Comerford, and State Representatives Peter Kocot and Ellen Story discuss the Budget For All, which puts Americans back to work in green jobs and so much more?. Join us in the Northampton High School Auditorium. For more information, contact Western Massachusetts AFSC at 413-584-8975. 

Friday and Saturday, October 19 & 20, 5-8:30pm. Enchanted Forest. This popular two-night event comes alive with five characters performing skits along pumpkin lit trails. Each year a theme is chosen to focus on a particular habitat or animal adaptation or characteristic. The Enchanted Forest’s theme this year is “50 Something” in honor of our 50th Anniversary. You may meet a spotted salamander with 50 spots or a 50-year old Eastern Box Turtle.  Fun for all ages. Games, activities, and a fortune-teller are provided indoors while walks are held every 15 minutes. Hitchcock Center for the Environment, 525 South Pleasant Street Amherst, MA. Call: (413) 256-6006


October 24,12:00 pm - 1:30 pm. GreenWork Roundtable - Creating a Sustainable Public Transit System. Pioneer Valley Central Labor Council, 640 Page Boulevard, Springfield
Bring a brown bag lunch and join the conversation. GreenWork consists of advocates for a Green Economy which serves local communities; guarantees workers' rights to organize; and promotes community-owned sustainable projects. Call: (413)565-2381  

That's about it for now. Remember: while you're out there reveling in the glory of Autumn.....listen to your Mother.





Sunday, September 23, 2012

Greetings Earthlings. This week it's one of those rare occasions we pre-record so we can be two places at once (it's like a parallel universe!). You do the Fukushima with Daria Fisk and Dr. Ira Helfand and we go see Tom Wessels on the forested landscape, Tuesday at the Leverett Library. Something for everyone in the wake of the Autumnal Equinox!  Even if we don't come to you live this Tuesday evening, we can still visit The Enviro Show Echo Chamber and The Fool-on-the-Hill, right? How about an Enviro Show Quote of the Week? The E-Valley-uation segment? It's all below, but first it's time for.....Revenge of the Critters! Attention developers: Swimming with Otters is good for business!

In The Enviro Show Echo Chamber we ask the musical question: are we ready to Occupy Monsanto now? Also this novel idea: how about asking Jim Lehrer to ask Obama and Romney about the climate crisis during their debate? What? it's not as important as Obama's birth certificate? Also this: here's the must-see video of the month with Bill Nye the Science Guy!

Guess which fool-on-the-Hill gets an instant replay? Paul Ryan! Surprise! We failed to mention last time that, according to Grist: "Ryan is a leading critic of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), also known as food stamps, and also has called for cuts to farm programs more than twice as large as those contained in the Senate and House Committee-passed bills". Farms.....where food comes from!

Time to Meet the New Boss again! Remember in the last show we took Obama to task for encouraging Shell to drill for oil in the fragile Arctic? Well......(get it?), they've backed off for a year or so due to safety equipment failure. Obama? Still wants them to drill, baby drill!

Our Enviro Show Quote of the Week for the Autumn Equinox puts us back into the Wayback Machine and this time we go waaaayyy back!

"The best and safest thing is to keep a balance in your life, acknowledge the great powers around us and in us.  If you can do that, and live that way, you are really wise."
-   Euripides (484 BC - 406 BC) 


In our E-Valley-uation segment the Shut it Down Affinity Group is at it yet again! This time Brat's Chamber of Commerce gets dragged through the radioactive mud for it's support of Entergy's bullshit law suit opposing State of Vermont legislation to shut down the Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant in Vernon (you know, the same type of old sketchy nuke that's melting down in Fukushima?). Anyway, those good ol' gals showed up in the Chamber's chamber in their scary death masks. Checkout the photo: the Chamber guy won't even look at them!

After we run Daria's interview with Dr. Helfand and play some appropriate tunes for you, we close with a visit to the bus stop billboard:

Friday, September 28 - 30. Move to Amend  Workshops to End Corporate Personhood. First Churches of Northampton, 29 Main Street, Northampton, MA Go to: movetoamend.org/contact-us

Saturday, September 29, 10am. Protest Monsanto at the Big E. In order to convince America’s hardworking farmers that Monsanto’s patented genes & toxic chemicals are safe, Monsanto has created a mobile advertising “Unit” that will be spreading lies & pro-GMO propaganda around the United States this year. They will be at State Fairs all across the US, let's make sure we are there to greet them! 1305 Memorial Avenue • West Springfield, MA

Saturday, September 29, 10am.  Mt Holyoke Hike vs. Coal Power. We’ll go to the summit of Mt Holyoke to picnic and discuss the impacts of the Mt Tom coal plant. Meet at 10am at the entrance to the Mt Holyoke Range and Skinner State Park off Route 47 in Hadley. Call: (617) 302-6257 or email: drew.grande@sierraclub.org

Tuesday October 2, 4-7pm. "To the Village Square: An Experiment in American Democracy" A discussion on nuclear power and political activism with Lionel Delevingne and Anna Gyorgy.  Lower Level of Du Bois Library at UMass Amherst. Delevingne will discuss the mass media’s role in the nuclear power issue and his own responsibility before and after the Three Mile Island accident and Chernobyl disaster.  Anna Gyorgy will discuss citizen action and democracy, with international examples based on her work with the Clamshell Alliance, and, more recently, with the strong German anti-nuclear/pro-solar movement.  For more information, contact Kirstin Kay (413) -545-6843, kay@library.umass.edu).

October 5 - 8. SAGE Affinity groups will blanket the highway bridges from Northampton to Burlington with messages on Friday and Monday of Indigenous Peoples' Day (formerly Columbus Day) Weekend, educating tourists and reminding neighbors that there is an old nuclear reactor in our midst. Go to: http://sagealliance.net/event/banner-drop-10-05-12

Tuesday, October 9, 10:30 to 11:30am. Kidleidoscope Bears! is a kid-friendly, hands-on environmental experience for very young children. Event includes a story, interactive games and activities, and a craft to help you and your child understand the world around us. Programming recommended for ages 3-6 with a parent or guardian.Great Falls Discovery Center, 2 Avenue A, Turners Falls, MA. Call: (413) 863-3221

October 10, 6-8pm. MassDOT Kicks Off Statewide Transportation Conversation Meetings to be Held to Help Determine Future of Transportation in MA. Final meeting to be held at UMass Amherst Campus Center -Room 168C, 1 Campus Center Way, Amherst. Those who are unable to attend the meetings but wish to submit comments can do so at yourvisionourfuture@dot.state.ma.us



That does it for us this first week of Autumn.  One last thing: remember to......listen to your Mother!

Saturday, September 08, 2012

Yet Another Climate Crisis Enviro Show

Greetings Earthlings. As much as far-right, flat-Earth Repugnicans would like you to believe otherwise, the science is in and human caused climate disruption is in our collective face. Glen interviews climate activist, Bill McKibben during his recent engagement at Amherst College. We also do the climate crisis in both our Enviro Show Echo Chamber and with this week's Fool-on-the-Hill. And, we Meet the New Boss signing off on oil drilling in the Arctic. What a world......but first it's time for.....Revenge of the Critters! Speaking of the Arctic: Stupid humans gets too close to Binky the Polar Bear.

 In The Enviro Show Echo Chamber we find that "parts of the Arctic have become like a giant slushie".  Now that's something Mayor Bloomberg should really ban! The Center for Biological Diversity has good page here on Arctic Oil Development.....or is that Duh....velopment?  Of course, Big Oil is all about the climate crisis. Here's a global analysis of why climate negotiations are locked in a stalemate. Could it have something to do with the U.S. and China? Well.......yeah! And this: did you think the meltdowns at Fukushima are over? Silly human, think again!

Our Fool-on-the-Hill this week has been much in the news lately. It's none other than Repugnican  Congressman Paul Ryan, the GOP's VP hopeful and consummate Enemy of the Planet.  Slate has the story here. We, quite frankly, would rather stick pins in our eyes than speak his name further.

Moving on to our E-Valley-uation segment, we'll do an update on the rescheduled Flotilla action at Vermont Yankee for next Saturday. The theme of that action? "Our River Runs Through It": Entergy's pollution of the Connecticut River.  Meanwhile, over at Entergy's Pilgrim nuke folks are focusing on that scary reactor's pollution in Cape Cod Bay. Also, we revisit that clunky old coal burner by Mt. Tom.  How about a coal-free Massachusetts? After Gov. Patrick's fiery speech at the Dem's National Convention maybe he's ready to fire up the Global Warming Solutions Act? Ask him!

It's growing harder to bash Obama given the alternatives, but it really is time we revisited our Meet the New Boss segment given that the Boss has signed off on Shell Oil drilling in the Arctic. However, he did at least give the climate crisis a plug at the DNC (talk about working at cross purposes!). Of course, The Boss could back off on nukes and dirty coal if he'd just put more emphasis on energy conservation & efficiency. Our Enviro Show Blog Bonus leans hard on Obama's Federal Housing Finance Authority that recently killed the national energy-efficient homes program. Add your voice here!

Our Enviro Show Quote of the week comes from an unlikely source: 
"Preservation of our environment is not a liberal or conservative challenge, it's common sense.
- Ronald Reagan, State of the Union address, Jan. 25, 1984

After Glen's interview with Bill McKibben we head over to the Bus Stop Billboard:

Saturday, September 15, 11:00am to 5:00pm. Our River Runs Through It: Flotilla & Rally to Stop VT Yankee Pollution on the Connecticut River. More info at: http://sagealliance.net/

Sunday, September 16, 3pm. Genetic Decontamination Event and Music Video Shoot - Downtown Northampton. Part of a Global Week of Action against Genetic Biohazards: #S17 Occupy Monsanto
Info: http://occupy-monsanto.com/    Contact: gcu_northampton@occupy-monsanto.com


Thurs. Sept 20 - Sat. Sept.22 Washington DC NUCLEAR FREE CONVERGENCE ON OUR NATION’S CAPITOL  Details:http://coalitionagainstnukes.org/no-nukes-rally-in-d-c/
 
Friday, September 21, 9am. Occupy Wall Street Environmental Solidarity, in cahoots with our friends at Shut Down Indian Point Now!, will be riding to Washington on Friday September 21 to Occupy the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Our message is simple, No Nukes, Renewable Energy for the 99% Now. Our bus will be departing from Union Square at 9am on Friday.  Please RSVP to this address: tomsiracuse@hotmail.com and please provide your phone #.

Saturday, September 22, 10 am to 4pm. Occupy Western Mass General Assembly. Arts Space, 15 Mill Street, Greenfield, MA. If you have any questions, or still want to make suggestions regarding stories, poems, and discussion topics, please contact/send these to Joshua Epstein at Joshepst@yahoo.com

Friday, September 28 - 30. Move to Amend  Workshops to End Corporate Personhood. First Churches of Northampton, 29 Main Street, Northampton, MA Go to: movetoamend.org/contact-us

Saturday, September 29, 10am. Protest Monsanto at the Big E. In order to convince America’s hardworking farmers that Monsanto’s patented genes & toxic chemicals are safe, Monsanto has created a mobile advertising “Unit” that will be spreading lies & pro-GMO propaganda around the United States this year. They will be at State Fairs all across the US, let's make sure we are there to greet them! 1305 Memorial Avenue • West Springfield, MA

Saturday, September 29, 10am.  Mt Holyoke Hike vs. Coal Power. We’ll go to the summit of Mt Holyoke to picnic and discuss the impacts of the Mt Tom coal plant. Meet at 10am at the entrance to the Mt Holyoke Range and Skinner State Park off Route 47 in Hadley. Call: (617) 302-6257 or email: drew.grande@sierraclub.org

That's it for this week. Remember this however: listen to your Mother!!