Friday, August 29, 2008

The Off Grid Enviro Show

Greetings Earthlings. Time to turn our collective back on King Coal; Big Nuke; Big Hydro & Big Wind and see about generating our own power. Yes, it’s home utilities hour with our friend Brad Compton who lives out in the woods a good distance from power lines and the grip of corporate America. We’ll open up the phone lines if you have any questions about living independently here in the alleged Land of Liberty. As always we’ll checkout The Enviro Show Echo Chamber and the dastardly deeds of Darth Cheney and the boy emperor. Also, the Quote of the Week and the Bus Stop Billboard, but first it’s time for.....Revenge of the Critters! A Repugnican National Convention Special. In Palermo, Sicily the skies have been raining rats. Rodents that otherwise leap from rooftop to rooftop in the rundown center of Sicily's capital, had grown too fat to jump and were plummeting to the streets, sometimes hitting passersby below. Warning, this could happen in the Twin Cities!

The Enviro Show Quote of the Week is in keeping with the independence theme of this show. It comes from none other than Thomas Jefferson, who knew a bit about democracy and independence:
"I never submitted the whole system of my opinions to the creed of any party of men whatever, in religion, in philosophy, in politics or in anything else, where I was capable of thinking for myself. Such an addiction is the last degradation of a free and moral agent. If I could not go to Heaven but with a party, I would not go there at all."
Also, this election year bonus from Jefferson: "A politician looks forward only to the next election. A statesman looks forward to the next generation."

Brrr! What’s that sudden chill, Glen? How long before it’s gone?? Last time we spoke about the Bush regime’s assault on the Endangered Species Act. We’re asking our listeners to ACT NOW on this critical issue. There’s only a few weeks before the deadline on comments to the U.S. Department of Interior (for what that’s worth!). Also, let’s set the record straight on Darth Cheney’s myth about China drilling for oil off the Cuban coast. The Dark Lord finds no fabrication too extreme in his crazed quest for oil and profit.

In the Enviro Show Echo Chamber we read that going veggie can reduce your carbon footprint. And, the AP tells us the bad news that Arctic sea ice drops to second lowest level on record. Also, from the Amherst Bulletin, Amherst High School students launch Project Solar Lunchbox.

"Livin’ a lie", by Girl on Top takes us to our interview with Brad AND reminds us that all is not as it appears here in the USA........SURPRISE!

Then it's time to checkout the Bus Stop Billboard:

Wednesday, September 3rd at 6:30 p.m. in the conference room at the Greenfield Community College Downtown Campus located at 270 Main Street in Greenfield to discuss the update of the Franklin County Bikeway Plan. Call 413-774-1194 ext 104

Thursday, Sept 4, 5pm. Franklin County Parade No Nukes contingent.
Downtown, Greenfield, MA. Start off from the Greenfield Middle School parking lot. Join the Wrecked Honda Insight painted "Vermont Yankee an Accident Waiting to happen" Join the Solar Rollers on Bicycles! We can Replace Entergy's Vermont Yankee! Help hand out Literature! For info email

Sunday, September 7th through Saturday, September 13,th citizens of the City of Northampton will play host to a unique public process crafted to help shape the future of their city. DESIGN NORTHAMPTON WEEK will start with an introductory presentation at the Northampton Senior Center from 7 PM to 9 PM. After that, the studio will be open for business in the ground floor gallery space of APE at 126 Main Street throughout the week. For a complete schedule and additional information on activities see

Wednesday, September 10, 7pm. Citizens United for a Healthy Future general meeting. Downstairs at the Untitarian Society on Main Street, Northampton. Call 584-8873

September 12-14, 2008, Eighth Fire Gathering, a cross-cultural gathering of Native American elders, sustainability leaders, and concerned citizens will spend two days in dialogue, ceremony and celebration with the intention of building a network for sustainable culture in the Northeast. Contact Bill Pfeiffer at:

Saturday, September 13th from 9 to 1 it’s Hazzardous Waste Day at the Montague Highway Garage, the Rt. 2. Park and Ride in Charlemont, and the Town of Orange Transfer Station. To participate at any of the sites, residents must pre-register by September 5th. Registration forms will be available in local newspapers, at local town offices, and at most town transfer stations. Online registration forms may be completed at: Call: (413) 772-2438.

Friday, September 19. Park(ing) Day. Help transform car-space into people & art-space. Go to: Local contact: Garth

Saturday, September 20th, from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm. Amherst Bike Fair on the Amherst Town Common. Contact Mary Wentworth for The Commons Group 413/256-6005

Whoa! Looks like things are picking up here in Happy Valley. Sooooo many events, so little time. Well, that's it for us this time. Next time it's Food Not Bombs along with the usual hijinks. Until then, remember: listen to your Mother!

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