Thursday, May 07, 2009

The Greening Greenfield Enviro Show

Greetings Earthlings. You'd think a town with a name like Greenfield would be plenty green already, no? We talk with Nancy Hazard, Co-chair of the group Greening Greenfield about projects they're working on. Like always, we'll inspire you with The Enviro Show Quote of the Week, depress you with bad news from The Enviro Show Echo Chamber and confuse you with our E-Valley-uation segment, but first it's time for....Revenge of the Critters! BLACK FLIES!

On our Enviro Show Quote of the Week we confirm what far-right ideologues have always suspected: we repeat the words of Karl Marx!

"The development of civilization and industry in general has always shown itself so active in the destruction of forests that everything that has been done for their conservation and production is completely insignificant in comparison. "

In The Enviro Show Echo Chamber the U.S. Climate Emergency Council tells us that Congressman Boucher, who took $176,554 from the coal industry in 2007-2008, is spearheading an effort in Congress to urge the sponsors of the "American Clean Energy Security Act" to give away free permits to our nation's biggest polluters. Giving these permits away would result in massive profits for polluters and hurt working families. Here's the action link for that one. And this from the other coast: Bulk of forest biomass fuel to come from national forests!. Also this: U.S. Chamber of Converse (did i say that?) actually taking a hit from its' own membership! And finally (and we mean FINALLY! Obama budget rescinds energy industry tax breaks!

In our Enviro Show E-Valley-uation segment we briefly visit the local controversy about biomass with dueling screeds from some of the major players. Interesting that Mass Sierra Club's Elisa Campbell is boosting incinerators while her club isn't!.

"The Tree", by Marie Mason from "Not For Profit" takes us to our interview with Nancy. Then it's on to the Bus Stop Billboard:

Wednesday, May 13, 7pm. Vermont Public Service Board Second Public Hearing - ENVY Certificate of Public Good at Vermont Interactive Television sites across the state. Brattleboro Union High School, 131 Fairground Rd - Room 125. Contact:

Thursday, May 14, Noon to 2pm. Bike Week tour of the endangered farmland folks are trying to protect in S. Amherst and the Fort River area of Hadley. Tour goes from Station Road to Pomeroy Lane, Moody Bridge Road and East Street in Hadley and back to the bike trail for a ride back to Station Road. Contact:

Thursday, May 14, 9:00 p.m. the Greenfield Zoning Board of Appeals will hold a public hearing on Pioneer Renewable Energy's request for a special permit to allow a 47 MW Biomass Burning Power Plant to be built on Butternut Street. Police Station Meeting Room at 321 High Street. Bring a written statement about how this plant would affect you; be prepared to read it aloud and/or submit it to the record.

Sunday, May 17 from 8:00 to noon. Bike Week Breakfast to Benefit Manhan Rail Trail at the Apollo Grill, Eastworks Building, 116 Pleasant Street, Easthampton, MA. Eastworks is located adjacent to the bike path, so cyclists or walkers can stop and enjoy their breakfast before continuing on their way.

Saturday, May 30, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. OLD GROWTH FOREST EXCURSIONS with Bob Leverett, eastern old growth forest expert, as he takes you through some of the most extraordinary old growth forest in the state. The trip will include elevation climb, bigger trees and a view. Bring lunch and water. Carpooling from Amherst can be arranged. Pre-registration is required; please call (413) 256-6006.

Saturday, June 6, 2009, 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Pondering Ponds with Micky McKinley, Hitchcock Center for the Environment Educator. Pre-registration is required; please call (413) 256-6006.

June 10-19, 2009. 10-Day Wild Earth Intensive.

Enough! Next time we checkout "green burials".....well, not literally! Until then remember: listen to who?.............yes! Your Mother!!

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