Greetings Earthlings. Will we be safe & green in the Obama era? Does that clunky, leaky old nuke just over the Vermont border put you on edge? Deb Katz joins us on the horn to talk turkey about unsafe nukes, safe energy, and the Safe & Green Campaign. We'll delve into the latest news on the environment during The Enviro Show Echo Chamber and have a peek at the dark side where Darth Cheney, the boy emperor and their minions deliver their final blows to the biosphere. There will be the Enviro Show Quote of the Day and the usual hi-jinks concerning the upcoming "Buy Nothing Day", but first it's time for....Revenge of the Critters! Turkeys attack dirt biker!
In the Enviro Show Echo Chamber the BIG news is DINGELL'S OUT! The Congressman from Big Auto gets towed!! The Waxman is in! Also, Obama on climate change. You'll note he doesn't use the term "climate crisis". There's only a "financial crisis". Tell that to the south sea islanders and the polar bears! Also, That One is talking cap & trade, he's talking nukes, "clean" coal (groan). Say it ain't so, O! Finally, Dems boot Lieberman from Environment Committee (how's THAT for Joe-mentum! What? you want MORE punishment for Traitor Joe?
Brrr! It ain't just the cold that makes us shiver. Glen! Tell us it's over soon!! Darth Cheney and the boy emperor have trashed years worth of environmental protection. Will Obama reverse the worse 100 Bush regime rollbacks? Sign the petition. OK, last time we told you about the Bush regime's 11th hour move for more wolf slaughter out west, right? It's time to TAKE ACTION! There's only a few more days to get your comments to U.S. Fish & Wildlife (of course, you COULD deliver your comments in-person to their office on Rt. 9 in Hadley behind Staples, maybe along with....what? some theatrics? IF you wanted to).
The Enviro Show Quote of the day is a variation on our theme, it comes from Albert Einstein: "The unleashed power of the atom has changed everything save our modes of thinking, and we thus drift toward unparalleled catastrophes"
"The Great Unknown" by Dar Williams from "The Honesty Room" takes us to our interview with Deb Katz. We'll open up the phone lines......ok, so there's only one line..so you listeners can get in on the conversation.
Then we checkout the Bus Stop Billboard:
Friday, November 28. All Day: Buy Nothing!
Monday December 8, 6pm, Commuter Rail Hearing. TD Banknorth Conference Center, 1441 Main St, Springfield. ConnDOT will hold public hearings for the preparation of an Environmental Assessment for the New Haven-Hartford-Springfield commuter line. Info: http://www.ct.gov/dot/cwp/view.asp?Q=425266&A=1373.
Thurday, December 11, 6pm. Home Depot "Grand Opening" sprawl teach-in. Food for Thought Books, Amherst. Scheduled speakers so far include Emily Kawano (populareconomics.org), Jeff Lacey (Shutes Planning Board and professional planner, who will project some great slides on the wall). We'll be approaching the issue from the same diversity of perspectives that worked so nicely for the wal-mart campaign: local economy, downtowns, employers, domestic workers, sweatshops abroad, students, seniors, environmentalists, cyclists, etc. For info call: 413 549 1193
Saturday, December 13, 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Small animals up close. Family science days are designed for families with children ages 5-8, with adults participating along with their children. Come get to know some small but interesting animals. Learn how to study them as you explore their special behaviors and adaptations. Some of the creatures you may meet are: walking stick insects, land snails, goldfish, hissing cockroaches, large millipedes and Speedy the box turtle. Pre-registration is required; please call (413) 256-6006.
Dec 19, 20th and 21st. Mountain Justice is hosting a Winter Campout at Frog Level Tennessee. If you love mountains, camping, hiking, the forest and all that is wild your invited to the Winter Solstice camp. Go to: www.mountainjusticesummer.org or email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call: 865 257 4029
Hmmm, not much happening this week. Must be that everyone's hunkered down by the wood stove (remember "split wood not atoms"?). Whatever. Or, maybe everyone is stuck on YouTube watchin' FrankenBarbie celebrate T-Day and local business with a little "levity". Until next time, remember: listen to your Mother!