Greetings Earthlings. Will developers fill every last acre with condos, McMansions and malls? Carol Gray of the South Amherst Conservation Association joins us to talk about saving the former Rock Farm on South East Street in Amherst, an environmentally rich piece of land threatened by a proposed high density development of 17 luxury condos (just what Amherst needs: more condos!). The Globe spins in our E-Valley-uation segment and it's Obama's bad in "Meet the New Boss". Also, The Enviro Show Echo Chamber defers to The Daily Show while the Quote of the Week gets dragged out from beneath the Wayback machine, but first it's time for...... Revenge of the Critters! Leech attack. Gardeners beware! Better wear eye protection.
On the E-Valley-uation segment, The Boston Globe tries for balance on the Biomess. Ya' right! Do read the comments. Speaking of comments, YOURS are needed to curb destructive ORV's in Massachusetts. Also, an update on the proposed Northampton dump expansion over the Barnes Aquifer. And an Enviro Show Blog Action Special: help bring Zero Waste solutions to The Commonwealth.
Then it's Time to Meet the New Boss! Treehugger asks: Is the Green Honeymoon Over?. Hey! we filed for divorce months ago!!
The Enviro Show Quote of the Week is short & sweet; special for all you developers out there:
"Goodness is the only investment that never fails." - Henry David Thoreau
Meanwhile,in The Enviro Show Echo Chamber Jon Stewart pans the House Climate Bill. It's our Blog Special, guys. Then it's back to the sea. Last week's Science Times revealed that Scientists Find a Microbe Haven at Ocean’s Surface. Check it out: "Scientists say it is important to become better acquainted with this mysterious ocean skin, because it may play a critical role in the environmental well-being of the planet....The microlayer is also crucial to the ocean’s ability to absorb carbon dioxide, a potent greenhouse gas."
"God Bless the Grass", by Sara Thomson from "Big Breath" takes us to our interview with Carol Gray. We'll see if we can hold our tongues concerning certain yuppie developers...umm...sorry. We'll do our best to behave....really! (really?)
Finally we checkout the Bus Stop Billboard:
Thursday, August 6, 6:10pm. Screening of "Flow". Irena Salina's award-winning documentary investigation into what experts label the most important political and environmental issue of the 21st Century - The World Water Crisis. The film begs the question: CAN ANYONE REALLY OWN WATER? Jones Library, Amherst (accross from The Amherst Cinema)
Saturday, Aug 8th. 9:30pm VFR benefit @ the Elevens, 50 Conz Street, Northampton. “Music, raffle, community!”
Friday, Saturday & Sunday, August 7-9. Northeast Organic Farmings Assn's annual Conference & Celebration of Sustainability, held on the UMass-Amherst campus on this year. www.nofasummerconference.org for details.
Sunday, August 9. Solar Rollers Tour Vermont 31st Anniversary Ride. Brattleboro-Vernon. If you are interested in riding with us or interested in hosting the riders for an evening presentation and overnight floor space, please contact claire at 413-626-3620 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Thursday, August 20th, 7pm through Sunday August 23rd, 5pm. Gender and Deep Ecology. Earthlands Program Center, Petersham, MA. An unusual gathering of women and men for an in-depth exploration of our relationship to ourselves, each other, Spirit and Earth. Registration email@example.com
Tuesday, August 25, 7 PM. "MELTDOWN - Voices of Chernobyl" Edwards Church 299 Main St. Northampton, MA. MELTDOWN is a dramatic presentation that asks the question, "What if it happened here?" The voices in the play are those of Chernobyl survivors but the readers are local, from Western Massachusetts. Call AFSC at 413-584-8975
Wednesday August 26, 5:30-7:30pm, WESTERN MASS GREEN ECONOMY WORKING GROUP. Pioneer Valley AFL-CIO Hall, 640 Page Boulevard, Springfield (732-7970). This Working Group consists of advocates for a Green Economy which serves local communities; guarantees workers' rights to organize; and promotes community-owned sustainable projects.
Thursday, August 27, 2009, 9 am - 1 pm. Massachusetts Forest Futures Visioning Process at the Doyle Conservation Center, Leominster. Contact Claudia at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Done. Next time it's the anniversary of the FIRST FM radio construction permit in the U.S. issued to W1X0J, Boston MA! And today's WXOJ's anniversay? FRIDAY! Until then, remember: listen to who? YOUR MOTHER!!