Thursday, October 20, 2011

Another Very Scary Enviro Show

Greetings Earthlings. Are we ready for All Hallows Eve, the Pagan Festival of Samhain? Our new house witch, Michelle returns to set the stage. Also, we get a scary call from our favorite Nukebuster, Deb Katz on that very spooky nuclear power plant looming just over the border in Vermont. O, and guess what? Speaking of frightening, there are now 7 BILLION PEOPLE on planet Earth! Where will we put them all?? In any case, we'll take you trick or treating into The Enviro Echo Chamber and drag you kicking and screaming to Meet the New Boss and the Fools-on-the-Hill, but first it's time for...Revenge of the Critters! Beware of Sharks....on the links? No, not those golfing politicians, REAL sharks!

Following our All Hallows Eve celebration the Fool-on-the-Hill goes plural once again: This time the U.S. House Repugnicans walk away with the prize. They have manufactured the most anti-environment congress.....EVER! Are we surprised? No?? This is what you get when the Enemies of the Earth are allowed to play with the adults.

On to the Enviro Show Echo Chamber, where you might want to get into the swing of things and Occupy some boardrooms. We also have a list of ways to support the Occupy movement from YES Magazine. Also this from PETA: the recent wholesale slaughter of escaped exotic (AND highly endangered) species in Ohio puts a spotlight on that state's lack of regulation. You can take action here. And, a Halloween trick from MassPirg on the Bottle Bill. Finally, a treat! Corporados frightened of scary protesters!

In our E-Valley-uation segment the BIG news is that old frightening coal-burning power plant by Mt. Tom may be headed for the dustbin of history......or at least retooled for a less noxious fuel source. The folks at Toxics Action Center tell us "the Holyoke City Council adopted a resolution to do a reuse study and engage the public in how to reuse the plant in an environmentally friendly way once it closes." OK, how about we install treadmills and put some of those criminal banksters in them? Good idea?

Then it's time to Meet the New Boss and his Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton who seems to have some...umm...special relationship? with TransCanada and their bogus Keystone pipeline. Check the blog for all those treats! As for her boss: how about his old campaign promise to have genetically engineered food labeled? What? Campaign promises don't mean a thing? Who knew! More coming up.

After Deb scares the tar out of us we move on to the Bus Stop Billboard:

Everyday: Occupy Northampton. General assembly Tuesday-Thursday 8pm, Friday-Monday 4pm. Protesting on Main Street EVERY DAY from 5pm-8pm. This Saturday's Occupation 11am to 1pm at Pulaski Park. Go to: Email:

Wednesdays 5pm & Sundays 12pm: Occupy Amherst on the Town Common. See you all there! Email: Go to:

Mondays: Occupy Greenfield: on the Greenfield Common every Monday 5-6pm. Info: Joe Kurland & Peggy Davis,

Wednesday, October 26, 7-9 p.m. STUDYING MOUNTAIN LIONS WITH MARK ELBROCH . Sliding scale fee. Location to be determined. Pre-registration at Hitchcock Center for the Environment required; please call 413-256-6006.

Friday, October 28, 7:30 pm. The Echo Lake Coffeehouse presents WOOL&GRANT with special guest, Arjuna Greist. Town Hall, 9 Montague Rd., Leverett, MA. Email:

SATURDAY October 29th , 12-6 pm. Occupy Springfield! Converge together once again on Court Square in Springfield. Rally from 12-5 (get there when you can; you certainly don't have to be there the whole time to participate) - and then General Assembly from 5-6. Please bring food.

Sunday, Oct 30, noon. Call to Action: Rally at the Gates of the Vermont Yankee nuclear reactor. 546 Governor Hunt Rd. Vernon, VT. We will not allow this reactor to operate beyond its scheduled closure date. It is time to close up and clean up. Go to:

Thursday, November 3, 7:00 PM: Talk and film clips on nuclear power in japan with award winning Japanese film maker, Hitomi Kamanka. Also a Fukushima Exhibit.
at Unitarian Society of Northampton, 220 Main Street — preceded by 6:00 PM potluck with Ms. Kamanaka at same location.

Sat, Nov 5, 8:30a-4:30p
m. Creating Greenfield's Future: Our Food, Economy, and Community. Greenfield Community College, Main Campus

. Greening Greenfield Energy Committee. Call: 413-773-7004

Saturday Nov. 5, 9 – 11 am. Occupy Amherst & others do Bank Transfer Day in front of Bank of America, Amherst. Go to:

Sunday, November 6, Noon. Occupy Amherst. Contact: Dylan, at 339 364 4154 or email at

Sunday, November 6. All day. Encircle the White House in opposition to the proposed Keystone Tar Sands Pipeline. Go to:

Thursday, November 17, 9:30a.m. Meeting of Nuclear free Future in the AFSC office, 2 Conz Street, Suite 2B, Northampton. Call: (413) 584-8975

OK, time to turn out the lights, pull down the shades,and refuse to answer the door. This place is way too scary. O, one more thing: listen to your Mother!

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