OK folks, tonight it’s all about getting’ from point A to Point B without trashing the planet. It’s the Go Eco Enviro Show and we have some of the Pedal People back to remind us humans that those feet we have down there at the ends of our legs are not just for pushin’ on the gas or brake pedals. And, the big news: the Supremes go thumbs down on the Emperor's emissions! But as always, first it's time for......Revenge of the Critters! The crazy poopin’ bird!
Brrrrr! There it is again. Glen, what’s the countdown? Hopefully we won’t have to wait that long to oust Big Oil from the White House. Seems like they took quite a hit yesterday from the Supremes. Tooooo bad! And, we’re running out of space to record impeachable offenses! We don’t usually quote the likes of Thomas Friedman, the New York Times’ flat-earth columnist, but he did this tidy little number on Phillip Cooney last week.
The awesome off-off-broadway hit "Cars, cars, cars!" by our own "Oiligarchy" singers takes us to our next segment: Big Oil, Big Auto, what’s the dif, right? We’ll take a brief look at Big Enviro’s campaign for higher fuel efficiency. Also, GM backs off on their electric car. BTW, On our next show we’ll get a call-in from Chelsea Sexton, Executive Director of Plug In America who was featured in the film "Who killed the electric car?" Hey, how about cars that run on....water?. No? How about air?
Finally, the Capitol Steps' "God bless my SUV" segways us into our interview with the Pedal People of beautiful downtown Florence (do you think they drove over to the studio?)
Then it's on to the ol' Bus Stop Billboard:
Tuesday evening, April 3rd, 7:00pm. as part of its film series on Culture, Ecology, and Sustainability, the Human Ecology Department at Greenfield Community College will sponsor a public presentation of the documentary Trudell, a film about legendary Native poet and activist John Trudell. The film will be shown in the Social Sciences Studio, Room 115, in G.C.C.’s East Building.
Wednesday April 4; 7 PM; Film: “TRINKETS AND BEADS “Arms Library ~ Bridge Street ~ Shelburne Falls. A moving story of how the Huaorani tribe living in the rainforest of Ecuador confronted international oil conglomerates who were desecrating their land with oil drilling. Guest: Cristobal Bonifaz, Conway lawyer who represented the Huaorani in their legal struggle.
Saturday & Sunday, April 14 & 15; Wmass Social Forum. Herter Hall? Umass, Amherst.
Call (413)584-8975 or 413-772-8898 for info. Social Forums are open spaces to discuss, reflect, debate, share, exchange, inspire, celebrate, strategize, and mobilize in the belief that “Another World is Possible,” one that puts people and planet before corporate profits. Learn more at www.westernmassafsc.org/wsf/wsf.html.
Saturday, April 14th, 12-2 p.m. Step It Up 2007: Rally for a Livable Climate. Pulaski Park, Main Street, Northampton (Rain location: First Churches, Main Street, Northampton) Contact: email@example.com.
Saturday, April 14; 1-3pm. Step-it Up! Greening our Roadways Festival in Amherst will start at the Hitchcock Center for the Environment, 525 South Pleasant St. and march to Hampshire College, where there will be a festival (booths with info, live music, etc).
Saturday, April 14, 2007, 10am THE LIFE CYCLE -- Bike for Climate Change. Meet at BUHS, Fairground Rd, Brattleboro, VT. Call: 413-863-8952.
Saturday & Sunday, April 21 & 22; Deep Green Resistance, Woolman Hill, Deerfield, MA. a serious meeting to address the destruction of our planet and potential effective resistance. It will include theoretical discussions of serious and confrontational strategies and tactics. It is expected that participants follow security culture. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Monday, April 16, 7:00 p.m., Authors Alan Snitow and Deborah Kaufman will discuss their new book, Thirst: Fighting the Corporate Theft of Our Water. (They are the producers of the award-winning documentary film “Thirst”.) Odyssey Books, South Hadley.