Thursday, April 22, 2010

The Spring VFR On-air Fund Drive Enviro Show

Greetings Earthlings. It's time to pay the piper once again. Valley Free Radio runs on YOUR donations, not on corporate largess that dictates content. VFR is independent community radio and The Enviro Show is just one of many locally produced shows that VFR makes possible. Now we are asking you to help keep the show on the air. To help us during the fund drive our roving reporter and legendary troubadour, Tom Neilson joins us for the hour. We'll engage in a bit of Echo Chamber reverb and do The Quote of the Week and our E- Valley-uation segment, but first it's time for........Revenge of the Critters! Jellyfish turn the tables on the fishers.

In the Enviro Show Echo Chamber we revisit a recent alert from the Stop Spewing Carbon campaign. Here's your link to take action and end the bullshit about biomass incineration being "renewable" or "green". And this: Stephanie Kraft digs deeper into the Massey Energy corporados and their deadly deeds in Aprill 22 Valley Advocate. Also some negative feedback on positive methane feedback. OK, that sounds confusing but it really stinks!

The Enviro Show Quote of the Week is a post-Earth Day special:

"What is the use of a house if you haven't got a tolerable planet to put it on?"

- Henry David Thoreau

Meanwhile, back here in The Valley we're all worked up over the clear-cutting going on by the Quabbin. What? You thought it was an eco-forestry showcase over there? Sorry, take a look for yourself here. Then tell the Gov. to STOP IT!. Also, The Quabbin Walk takes place May 17 through the 23rd. No more clear-cuts at the Quabbin! Call (413)522-7505. BTW, did you know you can get Free air-sealing in you home from Mass Save? That's 20-40% in energy savings Earthling! Call Jenn Cranshaw at the Center for Ecological Technology at (413)320-8374 for more info. Free, that's a good deal right?

Did we mention that Valley Free Radio runs on YOUR donations? We did? about it?? You can go HERE right now and add your name to the list of those who support The Enviro Show and community radio!

On The Bus Top Billboard we find these:

Thursday, April 29, 7:00pm. Public Hearing on Vermont Yankee. SHUT THAT SUCKER DOWN!! Gymnasium, Vernon Elementary School, 381 Governor Hunt Road, Vernon, VT (just over the border!)

Sunday, May 2, 10 a.m. to noon: Fort River Festival. Guided Canoe Trip; noon to 2 p.m.: Join a variety of naturalists and community organizations in celebrating the Fort River, the longest free flowing tributary of the Connecticut River in Massachusetts! Learn about unique fish species. There will be speakers, music, family activities and a Rubber Ducky Derby! For more information, go to Pre-registration is required; please call (413) 256-6006.

Any 24-hour period during May 14-16 or May 21-23. BIOTHON 2010. You've heard of marathons, walk-a-thons, and dance-a-thons! Well, here's our version: the Biothon!! Help the Hitchcock Center and have fun being outdoors at the same time. The idea is that you and/or a team of other nature enthusiasts go outside and look for as many species as you can during any 24-hour period over the weekends of May 14-16 or May 21-23. You pick how long you want to go out, your location, and your focus: plants, birds, amphibians, mammals or everything! For every species you count, you collect pledges of money from colleagues, friends and family. It’s really that easy… and fun. Just call (413) 256-6006 for information on how you can get started, and we’ll supply you with everything you need.

May 15, 11am - 2pm. Migration Celebration. Great Falls Discovery Center, Avenue A, Turners Falls. It's migration season, the perfect time for the whole family to learn about the birds we see in our skies and neighborhoods. Where do they stay in winter? How do they know how to get back here? If they are endangered, what can we do to help them? We'll have games and challenges to help you find out. Build a birdhouse (we'll have all the materials you'll need), play games, make a craft item to take home with you, have fun! Food and drink will help make this a true celebration. Call 413.863.3221 for info.

May 17 - 23. Quabbin Walk. No more clear-cuts at the Quabbin! Cease commercial logging on public lands. Stop shipping Mass. trees across state borders. The trees and the climate need YOUR help! Contact: (413) 522-7505 Email:

May 27 - June 6. Mountain Justice Summer Camp. As the campaign to stop all forms of surface mining gains national awareness, we have more and more opportunities for folks to devote a summer of work to stopping mountaintop removal. Go to:

OK, you've caught the show, you've made your pledge to Valley Free Radio......right? Now, all that's left to do is.....listen to your Mother!

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