Friday, February 01, 2008

The Gimme' Shelter Enviro Show

Greetings Earthlings, it's Adjective Burdened Tuesday, time to exercise your mandate in the Massachusetts Primaries. Given that this is The Enviro Show we naturally recommend you checkout the Green-Rainbow Party. It’s also a good time here in winter-bound New England to think about shelter, especially warm cozy ones, sooooo while Glen interviews Becky Kemery, author of "Yurts – Round & unbounded", and maybe starts waxing poetic about how much he enjoys rugged winter camping, D.O. will be entertaining dreams of ecologically sustainable little grass shacks on warm, sunny beaches down in say, Costa Rica? Nicaragua maybe? And, as always, we’ll look into the latest assaults on the planet by the Empire, and checkout the Enviro Show Echo Chamber, but first it’s time for.....Revenge of the Critters! Mother Moose trashes snowmobiles. Go mama!

There’s the dreaded theme again. Glen, when will the dark lord and his little executive sock puppet become history? Soooo, the emperor? seems to be into recycling according to Grist. Also, certain Big Oil operatives in the White House are lookin' to privatize western public lands for destructive Oil Shale. And finally, the Empire unveils plan to trash the Tongass National Forest.

On the Enviro Show Echo Chamber, and in keeping with the show’s theme, we’ve linked to the Northeast Sustainable Energy Association’s superinsulated houses page on our blog. According to NESEA "A superinsulated home can save 75% of the annual energy costs for heating and cooling compared to a standard home, and is also more comfortable and healthy for the occupants." That works for us!

"Gimme’ Shelter" by The Rolling Stones takes us to our interview with Becky Kemery, author of "Yurts – Round & unbounded". Like Yurt dwellers say: "Versatile, beautiful and spiritual, both ancient and contemporary versions give [you] an option for shelter that is affordable, accessible and gentle to the earth". You can checkout Becky's site here.

Then it's on to the Bus Stop Billboard:

Thursday, February 7, 2008, 7 to 8:30 p.m. Cabin fever Environmental hootenanny; Peter Siegel’s blend of traditional, folk and indie music combined with his Sloop Clearwater roots make him a compelling modern voice for the environment. Held at the Northfield Mountain Yurt, Northfield, Massachusetts. A $5 donation is appreciated. To pre-register, call (800) 859-2960

Saturday, February 9: Animal Tracking with Colleen Kelley. Hitchcock Center for the Environment, 525 South Pleasant Street, Amherst. These family science days are designed for families with children ages 5-8, with adults participating along with their children. For registration call: (413) 256-6006

Monday, Feb 11; 6:00 - 8:30 pm. CAN lobby training. 208 Rotch Building at SIT, Brattleboro, VT RSVP - Claire Chang, Find out how a bill becomes law in VT and how to stop Entergy!! Join us and learn more about the legislative process and how to win the ear of your legislator.
These workshops are free, though space is limited, so please register ASAP.

Wednesday, Feb 20; 8 - 11 pm. Fear sucks! The Dog is out!! A Benefit for CAN!!
Mole's Eye Cafe, Brattleboro, VT. Book signing, short reading, the World Music improv magic of Mr. Derrik Jordan,the kick-ass vocals and guitar of Kathleen Simms, and a special appearance by Deb Katz (CAN's founder!).

March 19, Mass Nonviolent Direct Action in Washington, DC. There’s a No War, No Warming action planned in conjunction with this important national event. Checkout:

OK, that's it for this week. Check us out in two weeks when we interview Will Tuttle (not Buttle) on the "World Peace Diet". We'll go out with Loreena McKennitt's "Ancient Pines". O, And remember: always listen to your Mother!

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