Friday, January 18, 2008

The Post-Holidaze Solid Waste Enviro Show



Greetings Earthlings. Have you recovered from all the ’07 Holiday glut yet? Well, recovery is what this Enviro Show is all about, resource recovery or solid waste if you like. We’ll checkout waste reduction, composting, recycling, and household hazardous waste with Amy Donovan, Program Director for the Franklin County Solid Waste Management District. We may get a call from Jana about the latest on the Russell biomass mess too. Also, we’ll shudder together at the dark deeds of Darth Cheney and the boy emperor and scope out the news on the Enviro Show Echo Chamber, but first, as always, it’s time for....Revenge of the Critters! Binky the Polar Bear’s legacy.



"Toxic City" by System of a Down rocks us into the Enviro Show Echo Chamber: did some climate crisis skeptic say the Antarctic is GAINING ice? EERRRRR! Sorry,There’s the buzzer! Wrong. The headline in the Washington Post sez’: "Antarctic ice loss steadily increasing". Hmm, maybe they misread the headline? Maybe they should read this.



What's that dark theme rising in the background? Glen, is it over yet? Puleeeeezzzee say it’s over for the Bush regime! Last time we pointed out the boys from Big Oil in the White House plan to offer oil leases to their friends in prime polar bear habitat. Now, according to the New York Times the emperor’s cronies at USF&W have postponed the decision to list the polar bears as a threatened species, no doubt so their other cronies in the Department of Interior’s Minerals Management Service can unload the leases. O, did we mention that those very same political hacks at Minerals Management just gave the green light to the Cape Wind industrial power plant in Nantucket Sound? THAT should make Greenpeace; Clean Water Action; Mass Climate Action Network; the Interfaith Walk for a Divisive Climate; and their friends happy bedtime buddies with the Bushies! And speaking of an ill Cape Wind that blows no good, it’s time to go to the movies!



O, wait! there's more: Scientists mad as hornets at Bush, swarm Capitol Hill! And finally, Bush exempts Navy from environmental law. With the Bush regime it's never over 'til it's over, huh?



On the Bus Stop Billboard:


Thursday, Jan, 24, Feb 7, 14, 21, 28; 4 - 5 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

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 30, 7PM—10PM, FOCUS THE NATION national teach-in on global warming.
Umass: TBA. Contact; (413)549-0245; stein@ecs.umass.edu
Mt. Holyoke College 50 College St. S. Hadley, MA. Milk & Cookies Kick-off
Help kick-off events at Mt. Holyoke College with an evening of music, storytelling, and community and a community viewing of the nationwide webcast, "The 2% Solution." AND all-day workshops next day, Thursday, Jan. 31. For more info:
www.focusthenation.org, www.mtholyoke.edu/ce, Alexandra Weston at westo20a@mtholyoke.edu, 413-538-3091.
Smith College: Focus the Nation LIVE, INTERACTIVE webcast "The 2% Solution". 8 p.m. Weinstein Auditorium, Wright Hall
AND all day workshops at Smith Thursday, Jan. 31. Contact: jlowenth@email.smith.edu.
Amherst College & the Town of Amherst (at Town Hall) also screening webcast. No info.


Thursday, January 31, 2008, 7 p.m. DARWIN'S "DESCENT WITH MODIFICATION," VERNADSKY'S "BIOSPHERE," AND LOVELOCK'S "GAIA". Part of the Valley Environmental Education Collaborative (VEEC) Lecture Series with Lynn Margulis. Hitchcock Center for the Environment, Inc. 525 South Pleasant Street, Amherst. Call (413) 256-6006


Thursday February 7; 7-9pm, LOW CARBON DIET WORKSHOP
The Greenfield Solar Store, 2 Fiske Av, Greenfield. A free workshop on how to reduce your carbon footprint in home and neighborhood, by Tomasin Whitaker, Center for Ecological Technology (CET). Sponsored by the Greening Greenfield Energy Committee, the Greenfield Solar Store, & CET. Info: 772-3122, mailto:cet@cetonline.org, www.cetonline.org.



That's it! We'll go out with "Wind did whisper" by our friends The Reagan Babies. And speakin' of babies, remember: listen to your Mother!!

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