Thursday, November 08, 2007

The Stop Shopping Start Pledging Enviro Show

Greetings Earthlings, it's the Stop Shopping Start Pledging Enviro Show coming to you during Valley Free Radio’s On-air Fund Drive which runs from Monday, November 12 to Sunday, November 18. We'll be getting a call from the indomitable Rev. Billy of the Church of Stop Shopping, but first we’d like a call from YOU. We can’t keep doing this without you. Valley Free Radio is not only on the cutting edge, it’s on the fiscal edge as well. This whole operation could tank without your help. PLEASE call and make a pledge, dig deep and make a donation to Valley Free Radio. Like they say: operators are standing by to take your call. The number is (413)584-1160 or click on the hot link above.

Even Revenge of the Critters! takes a backseat to our Fund Drive, but doesn't "Man killed by trouser snake" (no, it’s not what you think).In The Enviro Show Echo Chamber we want to stick with the show's theme of Stop Shopping and recommend Freecycling. Checkout Northampton Freecycle, as well as the Amherst Area Freecycle. Also, America Public Media's Marketplace (of all people!) has put together a special series call Consumed. Checkout the segment with Jared Diamond, How much longer can we overshoot?. How about no longer?? Also mentioned on that series are the Freegans. Checkout some of their dumpster diving tips here.

"Buy Nothing" by Bernie Boulanger, from the "Buy Nothing Day Album" takes us to our sermon from Reverend Billy. Don't forget Buy Nothing Day is just around the corner on November 23rd, the day after Thanksgiving. Yes, buy nothing BUT support community radio. That’s money well spent! Hey, why shop for more junk you don't need when you can have a voice in the media mix? Yes, that's right: you can have your own radio show on Valley Free Radio. Checkout the website here to learn more about that.

There’s that theme again! Glen, do we have to wait or can we rid ourselves of Darth Cheney NOW?? Go to Rep. Denis Kucinich’s site and contact John Olver. Add your voice to the call for the impeachment of Darth Cheney!

As usual we visit the Bus Stop Billboard:

Wednesday, November 14; 7pm. Leverett Energy Committee meets at Town Hall. Cal (413)548-9716 for info.

Thursday, Nov.15, 22, 29; 4:30 - 5:30 pm. Weekly Green Energy Vigil!!
Wells Fountain, Junction of Linden and Main, Brattleboro, VT
We will be here every week until Vermont Yankee is closed. Come join US!!
for more info 802-387-4060.

November 16-17 Day of Action Against Coal Finance. RAN, Rising Tide and others are asking anyone and everyone concerned with stopping the US coal rush to join us in taking the message to Wall Street. From flyering and leafletting at your local Bank America branch or ATM, to creative street theater or non-violent direct action at bank offices - help our climate and communities by demanding clean energy! Email

Sunday, November 18, 2007; 2:30 p.m - 4:30 p.m. Carbon Trading: A Critical Conversation on Climate Change, Privatization and Power. Larry Lohmann, the editor of an exhaustively-documented new book that says that the politically popular "Carbon Trading" approach to the problem is both ineffective and socially unjust. Food for Thought Books, 106 N. Pleasant St., Amherst, MA (413) 253-5432.

Friday, November 23, All Day. BUY NOTHING DAY!

We go out with "The Smile that cost a fortune", by Sarcastic Mannequins, also from the "Buy Nothing Album". See you in two weeks, and remember SUPPORT COMMUNITY RADIO! (and, of course, listen to your Mother).

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