Saturday, July 05, 2008

The Summer Grab Bag Enviro Show

Greetings Earthlings. Time to declare our independence from the enemies of the planet. Tom Neilson puts on his roving reporter’s hat and phones in from the heartland to talk about the proposed dumping of coal ash on farm land (what a concept!). We have a peek at local clearcutting facilitated by the Commonwealth (in their infinite wisdom!) and, as always, we give you the Enviro Show Quote of the Week, a visit with Darth Cheney and the boy emperor (both of whom experienced some un-welcomed rebellion on July 4 ), but first it’s time for......Revenge of the Critters! Slug epidemic in the UK!

Since it's the Grab Bag Enviro Show we thought we'd reference this past national holiday and the Bush regime's schemes for more war with "Army Nation" by the Boston band, Girl on Top. That'll take us to The Enviro Show Quote of the Week: A year ago, Barack Obama compared "the tyranny of oil" to that of Fascism saying, "The very resource that has fueled our way of life over the last hundred years now threatens to destroy it if our generation does not act now and act boldly." We assume such bold action does not include making war on Iran. How about a War on Corporados?

There it is again! Glen, is it over now?? Looks like the boy emperor caught some flak on his July 4 visit to Tomas Jefferson’s house! Meanwhile, here in the birthplace of Independence, Darth Cheney got a similar reception on the Fourth of July. So much for the good news, on to the Bush regimes usual misdeeds, like for instance White House tries to keep EPA from showing how greenhouse gases could be regulated. And this, Former EPA official talks about White House's unwillingness to regulate greenhouse gas emissions. No!

In the Enviro Show Echo Chamber we take a look at all the clearcuts here in the Commonwealth with a visit to the ClearcutMA blog. Stumps don’t lie, folks. You have to see it to believe it!

Finally, it's time to scope out the Bus Stop Billboard:

Thursday, July 10; 6:30pm. Friends of Southampton Greenway
speaker series at the Edwards Library. This month's speaker
is Mark Samsel, President of the Windham Rail Trail.
More info at:

Thursday, July 10, 17, 24; 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!!
More info 802-387-4060

Friday - Sunday, July 25-27, Clamshell Alliance Reunion!
World Fellowship Center, Albany, NH. Call 603-447-2280

July 27 - August 3, Northeast Climate Confluence: High Falls, NY
At the convergences there will be dozens of workshops and trainings,
networking opportunities, and strategy sessions aimed at building a
strong grassroots movement for climate justice. The convergences are
spaces not only to fight climate change but to throw off the yoke of
corporate control over our lives, working to build community controlled
alternatives to Wall Street and Washington. The convergences will be
models of the world we wish to live in, utilizing sustainable living
skills and consensus based decision making by all participants.

The convergences are also an opportunity to hone your direct action
skills and put them into, well, action. While creating sustainable
alternatives is important, indeed necessary, we must also continue to
confront those that are creating and profiting from the climate crisis.
Each climate convergence will culminate in an exciting and empowering
direct action taking on a different aspect of the climate crisis in each

To register visit:

Saturday, August 2; 12pm. STOP WAR ON IRAN !
Mass march in NYC. Go to:

August 6-9; Walk for a Nuclear Free Future
From Williamstown, MA to Montpelier, VT
For further info. Heidi 518-885-1806 or Hattie 978-249-6224

August 10 – 25; Solar Rollers back on the trail in Vermont!!
Please contact us if you are interested in joining this ride! or would like to
organize a potluck and discussion group in a town on the route or near! or call David 413-863-9296 or Peg 802-387-4845.

OK for this day. Next time it's wolf reintroduction in the great northeast. Until then remember: listen to your Mother......and throw out the tyrants!

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