Greetings Earthlings. We return to the timely subject of energy, this time with a call-in from Ricky Baruc of Seeds of Solidarity. What fuels your transportation, your home, your workplace; these once mundane matters are now among the issues of the day. The Seeds of Solidarity School & Farm are off-grid and sans Big Oil. How can we join them? We get a brief call-in from Everglades Earth First! as they battle the corporados to save old-growth cypress. Also, The Enviro Show Echo Chamber looks into more fuelish issues; we checkout The Quote of the Week; and bring our old E-Valley-uation segment back from the grave; but first it's time for..... Revenge of the Critters! Birds demand airspace and the return of abducted chicks!
On to the Quote of the Week!
"Nature never deceives us; it is always we who deceive ourselves".
~ Jean-Jacques Rousseau
It's the return of our E-Valley-uation segment. This week and AS WE SPEAK!: "Why Nuclear Power? A Debate and Community Forum" during our show? How could they?? It's Tuesday Feb 3 (Snow Date Feb 11); 6:30 – 9:30 pm at the Buckland Town Hall, 2nd Fl, State St, Shelburne Falls. Listen to the Enviro Show as you travel to the forum! ALSO, we read Peter Vickery's recent letter to The Daily Hampshire Gazette concerning the Mt. Tom Coal plant.
"No business like oil business" bumps us into the Enviro Show Echo Chamber where King Coal takes a hit in South Dakota from Obama's EPA!
ALSO, it looks like the new Obama soundbite may be "nil baby, nil" on offshore oil drilling (sorry, Sarah!). AND this from the AP: Obama faces tough choice on Cape Cod wind farm. We guess! FINALLY, Two Enviro Show Blog Bonuses: One is like "An Inconvenient Truth" meets Bread & Puppet here. The other is a plea to our new Interior Secretary to protect the Polar Bear.
Then it's on to our interview with Ricky about Seeds of Solidarity and their excellent work blowing off Big Oil and King Coal while cluing in the kids at the same time. Talk about ambidextrous!
Finally, we scope-out the Bus Stop Billboard:
Wednesday, Feb. 4, 7pm. The First 100 Days: Climate Change and the Dawning of a New Administration. David Orr & Hunter Lovins. Gamble Auditorium, Mt. Holyoke College, S. Hadley
Thursday, Feb. 5, 7pm. "In Praise of the Earth", Screening of film about and reading by Amherst poet Wally Swist at the Hitchcock Center for the Environment, West Street, Amherst. Admission charge.
Friday, February 6th, from 1:00 - 5:00 p.m. Community Power Kickoff. Bangs Community Center in Amherst (70 Boltwood Walk, Amherst, MA). This kickoff convention features a variety of projects seeking to address community needs.
Saturday, February 7, 2009, 8 to 10 a.m. QUABBIN WINTER WALK. Join exceptional birder and naturalist John Green as he shares stories and takes you through his favorite habitat, the Quabbin Reservoir.
Pre-registration is required; please call (413) 256-6006.
Friday, February 27 - Monday, March 02. Washington, DC. Power Shift 2009 is the second national youth summit to solve the climate crisis. Young people from across the country will take a message ofbold, comprehensive and immediate federal
climate action to Washington. Go to: http://www.powershift09.org/
Monday March 2. Take part in a civil act of civil disobedience outside a coal-fired power plant near Capitol Hill. 1,000 or more people will come to Washington, D.C. to encircle the coal plant that provides power to the U.S. Capitol buildings. There will be many hundreds of young people participating following the conclusion of the PowerShift 09 national conference and lobby action. Also participating will be authors and activists Bill McKibben and Wendell Berry. Go to: www.capitolclimateaction.org.
We'll go out with an "Anti-corporate rant",by Patrick Dodd. Sooooo, until next time remember: Listen to your Mother! OK?