Friday, December 19, 2008

The Winter Solstice Enviro Show






Greetings Earthlings. We celebrate the Return of the Sun with Cassie and Winifred of Awentree in Easthampton. No, it's not the manifestation of Bill O'Reilly's "War against Christmas", but hey, let's talk about the Christian War against Pagans while we're at it! Speaking of war, we'll checkout that infamous warmonger Darth Cheney and his target practice dummy (btw, do not throw your shoes at the radio). As always, we'll peek into The Enviro Show Echo Chamber for the news of the day and give you the Quote of the week, but first it's time for......Revenge of the Critters! Santa attacked by bobcat in Jersey!



There's that theme again! So Glen, how long before Darth & the boy emperor have to hang their stockings somewhere else? As you may have heard, W has been very naughty: he's endangered the polar bears. Santa will not be pleased!



That heartwarming tune, "All I want for Christmas is to impeach the President" takes us to the Enviro Show Echo Chamber where there's good news to report (finally!), three dams are to be taken out on the Klamath River in Oregon and California (you see, it's not all gloom & doom). Having said that, the Amazon? Not so much. AND this: Obama's pick of Ken Salazar for Interior Secretary gets mixed reviews. ALSO, another Enviro Show Video Blog Special, this one for the holidays!



The Enviro Show Quote of the Week comes from Jonathan Swift: “We have just enough religion to make us hate, but not enough to make us love one another.”



The Pagans & the Christians" by Dar Williams takes us to our interview with.....the pagans!

Then it's on to the Bus Stop Billboard for a brief perusal:



Saturday, January 10. Washington, DC or...? Keep Winter Cold Polar Bear Plunge. We chose this date because the newly-elected U.S. Congress will be returning to Capitol Hill around this time. The new President will be inaugurated 10 days later. Our plunges into cold bodies of water will say loud and clear to our state and national government leaders that the time for strong action is now!Go to: http://www.keepwintercold.org.


January 9-11, 2009 - Please join us for our annual Winter Retreat for Earth Lovers, to be held at Earthlands in Petersham, Massachusetts. Take some time to reflect in the depths of winter while connecting with the natural world and with one another. Spaces are limited, so sign up soon! Please see our website for a retreat flyer with details and registration information, http://sacredearthnetwork.org/updates/


Saturday, January 17th, All day. Join the Northeast Organic Farming Association for the 22nd Annual Winter Conference, Organic Farming: The Roots of a Sustainable Community. The conference will be held at Worcester Vocational Technical High School in Worcester from 9:00am-5:30pm. Pre-registration is now open. For more information, visit the NOFA/Mass website or contact Conference Coordinator, Jassy Bratko at (978) 928-5646


We'll go out with "The holidays are here and we're still at war" by Brett Dennen. Can you belive this?? Next time it's the wonderful world of run-off. Until then remember: listen to your Mother!

Friday, December 05, 2008

The Dump on the Aquifer Enviro Show, Part #2‏

















Greetings Earthlings. It's a proposed landfill expansion hootenanny! Mary Serreze, whose recent piece in The Valley Advocate about Zero Waste and the dump issue, joins us to ask the musical question: Does your water taste funny when your neighbors dump on it? Also, we look deep into the darkness with Darth Cheney and the boy emperor. We'll checkout The Enviro Show Echo Chamber and the Quote of the Week, but first it's time for... Revenge of the Critters! Shark attacks boy....in his bedroom!



The Enviro Show Quote of the Week comes from author, Susan Griffin: "The part of the mind that is dark to us in this culture, that is sleeping in us, that we name 'unconscious', is the knowledge that we are inseparable from all other beings in the universe".



There's the Darth Cheney fanfare again! Glen! Tell us it's over NOW!! When do Darth Cheney and his little sock puppet exit stage right? We've been talking these past few weeks about all the ecological damage these enemies of the planet are doing on their way out the door. Last time we delved into the top 100 Bush regime rollbacks. Now add this one: their vile minions in the EPA have finalized rules that will make it easier for mountaintop mining companies to dump their waste near rivers and streams.



In the Enviro Show Echo Chamber we pile on DC insiders Environmental Defense along with our friends from Rising Tide over that carbon trading scam you keep hearing about. Also, did Big Auto really earn that loan? AND, Obama embraces Big Oil with the James Jones pick.



Then, live from the luxurious Pine Street Studios of WXOJ-LP it's Mary Serreze and the Zero Waste Valley Band! After Mary rocks the walls we'll have a chat about this concept of putting a dump over an aquifer. Is that living better through chemistry??




Then it's on to the Bus Stop Billboard:


Tuesday, December 9 at 8 PM. Talk to Bill McKibben and Michael Brune about Global Warming. Prepare for an earnest and lively discussion with RAN Executive Director Michael Brune and writer-activist Bill McKibben, followed by a Q & A the steps we need to take collectively to free our country and our world of fossil fuels. You can remind Bill that Cape Wind is the privatization of the Commons! Just call: 1-866-864-8698 And type in the passcode: 1051283210


Thurday, December 11, 6pm. Home Depot "Grand Opening" sprawl teach-in. Food for Thought Books, Amherst. Scheduled speakers so far include Emily Kawano (populareconomics.org), Jeff Lacey (Shutes Planning Board and professional planner, who will project some great slides on the wall). We'll be approaching the issue from the same diversity of perspectives that worked so nicely for the wal-mart campaign: local economy, downtowns, employers, domestic workers, sweatshops abroad, students, seniors, environmentalists, cyclists, etc. For info call: 413 549 1193


Saturday, December 13, 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Small animals up close. Family science days are designed for families with children ages 5-8, with adults participating along with their children. Come get to know some small but interesting animals. Learn how to study them as you explore their special behaviors and adaptations. Some of the creatures you may meet are: walking stick insects, land snails, goldfish, hissing cockroaches, large millipedes and Speedy the box turtle. Pre-registration is required; please call (413) 256-6006.

Thursday, Dec. 18, 7-9pm. Ritual Chant Circle to embrace the time of Yule and the Winter Season. 102 Cottage Street in Easthampton. (413) 527-3331
http://www.awentree.com


Dec 19, 20th and 21st. Mountain Justice is hosting a Winter Campout at Frog Level Tennessee. If you love mountains, camping, hiking, the forest and all that is wild your invited to the Winter Solstice camp. Go to: www.mountainjusticesummer.org or email: unitedmountaindefense@yahoo.com or call: 865 257 4029

Saturday, January 10. Washington, DC or...? Keep Winter Cold Polar Bear Plunge. We chose this date because the newly-elected U.S. Congress will be returning to Capitol Hill around this time. The new President will be inaugurated 10 days later. Our plunges into cold bodies of water will say loud and clear to our state and national government leaders that the time for strong action is now!Go to: http://www.keepwintercold.org.


January 9-11, 2009 - Please join us for our annual Winter Retreat for Earth Lovers, to be held at Earthlands in Petersham, Massachusetts. Take some time to reflect in the depths of winter while connecting with the natural world and with one another. Spaces are limited, so sign up soon! Please see our website for a retreat flyer with details and registration information, http://sacredearthnetwork.org/updates/




OK, that's it for this week. Next time it's our Winter Solstice party. Don't move that dial....and remember: listen to your Mother!

Friday, November 21, 2008

The Safe & Green Enviro Show


Greetings Earthlings. Will we be safe & green in the Obama era? Does that clunky, leaky old nuke just over the Vermont border put you on edge? Deb Katz joins us on the horn to talk turkey about unsafe nukes, safe energy, and the Safe & Green Campaign. We'll delve into the latest news on the environment during The Enviro Show Echo Chamber and have a peek at the dark side where Darth Cheney, the boy emperor and their minions deliver their final blows to the biosphere. There will be the Enviro Show Quote of the Day and the usual hi-jinks concerning the upcoming "Buy Nothing Day", but first it's time for....Revenge of the Critters! Turkeys attack dirt biker!



In the Enviro Show Echo Chamber the BIG news is DINGELL'S OUT! The Congressman from Big Auto gets towed!! The Waxman is in! Also, Obama on climate change. You'll note he doesn't use the term "climate crisis". There's only a "financial crisis". Tell that to the south sea islanders and the polar bears! Also, That One is talking cap & trade, he's talking nukes, "clean" coal (groan). Say it ain't so, O! Finally, Dems boot Lieberman from Environment Committee (how's THAT for Joe-mentum! What? you want MORE punishment for Traitor Joe?




Brrr! It ain't just the cold that makes us shiver. Glen! Tell us it's over soon!! Darth Cheney and the boy emperor have trashed years worth of environmental protection. Will Obama reverse the worse 100 Bush regime rollbacks? Sign the petition. OK, last time we told you about the Bush regime's 11th hour move for more wolf slaughter out west, right? It's time to TAKE ACTION! There's only a few more days to get your comments to U.S. Fish & Wildlife (of course, you COULD deliver your comments in-person to their office on Rt. 9 in Hadley behind Staples, maybe along with....what? some theatrics? IF you wanted to).



The Enviro Show Quote of the day is a variation on our theme, it comes from Albert Einstein: "The unleashed power of the atom has changed everything save our modes of thinking, and we thus drift toward unparalleled catastrophes"



"The Great Unknown" by Dar Williams from "The Honesty Room" takes us to our interview with Deb Katz. We'll open up the phone lines......ok, so there's only one line..so you listeners can get in on the conversation.




Then we checkout the Bus Stop Billboard:

Friday, November 28. All Day: Buy Nothing!

Monday December 8, 6pm, Commuter Rail Hearing. TD Banknorth Conference Center, 1441 Main St, Springfield. ConnDOT will hold public hearings for the preparation of an Environmental Assessment for the New Haven-Hartford-Springfield commuter line. Info: http://www.ct.gov/dot/cwp/view.asp?Q=425266&A=1373.


Thurday, December 11, 6pm. Home Depot "Grand Opening" sprawl teach-in. Food for Thought Books, Amherst. Scheduled speakers so far include Emily Kawano (populareconomics.org), Jeff Lacey (Shutes Planning Board and professional planner, who will project some great slides on the wall). We'll be approaching the issue from the same diversity of perspectives that worked so nicely for the wal-mart campaign: local economy, downtowns, employers, domestic workers, sweatshops abroad, students, seniors, environmentalists, cyclists, etc. For info call: 413 549 1193


Saturday, December 13, 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Small animals up close. Family science days are designed for families with children ages 5-8, with adults participating along with their children. Come get to know some small but interesting animals. Learn how to study them as you explore their special behaviors and adaptations. Some of the creatures you may meet are: walking stick insects, land snails, goldfish, hissing cockroaches, large millipedes and Speedy the box turtle. Pre-registration is required; please call (413) 256-6006.


Dec 19, 20th and 21st. Mountain Justice is hosting a Winter Campout at Frog Level Tennessee. If you love mountains, camping, hiking, the forest and all that is wild your invited to the Winter Solstice camp. Go to: www.mountainjusticesummer.org or email: unitedmountaindefense@yahoo.com or call: 865 257 4029


Hmmm, not much happening this week. Must be that everyone's hunkered down by the wood stove (remember "split wood not atoms"?). Whatever. Or, maybe everyone is stuck on YouTube watchin' FrankenBarbie celebrate T-Day and local business with a little "levity". Until next time, remember: listen to your Mother!

Friday, November 07, 2008

Clearcut The Commonwealth Enviro Show



Greetings Earthlings. We're all about clearcuts on today's show, here at home and around the planet. We'll have Chris Matera, forest activist and author of the Clearcut Massachusetts blog in the studio with us. Chris has documented some little known clearcutting taking place on public land here in the Commonwealth. Also tonight, Obama Nation! Will the new prez' protect the planet or will he cave to the corporados? (we can hope it's the former, yes, we can!). As always, we'll witness the latest assaults on Mother Earth from Darth Cheney and the boy emperor; we'll checkout The Enviro Show Echo Chamber; and the Quote of the Week, but first it's time for...... Revenge of the Critters! Watch out for 'dem donkeys!



The tune "We are everywhere" by Dave Rovics reminds us that OK, so YES, WE DID! We did finally show the door to the Repugnicans, BUT there's still weeks to go before they get dragged out that White House door, and even then we have to ask: how much does Obama owe to the corporados? Let's hear from some Enviro Show listeners. Give us a call at (413)585-1033 and let know your thoughts: will an Obama Administration put the corporados in their place? Soooo, we continue to celebrate the light at the end of this loooong dark tunnel, but we remain vigilant as to just who has Barack Obama's ear.



Glen! When does the Obama bouncer toss Darth & the boy emperor out the door? AND, what sort of damage can THE WORST ADMINISTRATION EVER do to the planet before they're finally gone? Here's one take: "Bush administration prepares environmental messes for the next prez". AND this: "Bush admin to open almost 360,000 acres of Utah public lands to drilling". If time allows, we'll run through a list of other Repugnican enemies of the Earth, members of the League of Conservation Voters' "Dirty Dozen", that voters threw out of Congress last Tuesday.



The Enviro Show Quote of the Week naturally goes back to last Tuesday when Barack Obama spoke to tens of thousands gathered in Chicago after his victory at the polls:

"This is our moment. This is our time - to put our people back to work and open doors of opportunity for our kids; to restore prosperity and promote the cause of peace; to reclaim the American Dream and reaffirm that fundamental truth - that out of many, we are one; that while we breathe, we hope, and where we are met with cynicism, and doubt, and those who tell us that we can't, we will respond with that timeless creed that sums up the spirit of a people: Yes We Can."



In The Enviro Show Echo Chamber we checkout Worcester Telegram on how our Forests, parks need friends. ALSO, New law protects old-growth in N.Y. Forests. AND, this from RAN: Rainforests and agriculture.



Then it's time for our conversation with Chris Matera. Did you know there was clearcutting of our public forests in the Quabbin and on the Montague Plains? You can see the photos here on Chris' blog.



Let's see what's on the Bus Stop Billboard:


Wednesday, November 12th, 7:00 PM. Citizens United for a Healthy Future general meeting. In the social room of the Unitarian Church, 220 Main Street,
Northampton, MA 01060. SAVE THE AQUIFER. Protect our drinking water .Stop the Northampton landfill expansion. www.savingparadise.info

Friday Nov 14. Take Action against Bank of Ameica's Dirty Coal Investments. Emerson College; Boston, MA. Contact: Ethan_Silverstein@emerson.edu

Friday November 14, Noon-1:30pm, Alliance to Develop Power, 130 Union St, Springfield (739-7233). Networking and sharing by advocates for a Green Economy which (1) serves local communities; (2) guarantees
workers' rights to organize; and (3) promotes community-owned sustainable projects. Info: Jon Weissman, 827-0301, wmjwj@wmjwj.org, or Eduardo Suárez, 335-6224.

Saturday, November 15,Noon. "Summit on Financial Markets and the World Economy" will be held at the National Building Museum located at 401 F St. NW. Join us outside to say "Money for Meet People's Needs, Not Bankers' Greed!" For more information, check back at http://www.answercoalition.org/, email info@answercoalition.org or call 202-544-3389 x14.

Wednesday, November 19th, 2008 @ 7:00 PM. The Northampton Board of Public Works is hosting a Public Forum on Innovative Approaches to Managing Northampton's Solid Waste. Come and share your ideas. JFK MIDDLE SCHOOL COMMUNITY ROOM, Bridge Road, Northampton, Massachusetts. Your attendance is important.

Sunday, November 16th, 9am to 5pm. Mass. Climate Action Network Conference. MIT Stada Center, Cambridge, MA. [beware of Cape Wind propaganda!] Go to: www.acteva.com/go/mcan

Thursday & Friday, November 20 - 21, 2008. All day. Building a Local Economy in the Valley. First Congregational Church, Hadley, MA. Sliding scale $25-$150, includes lunch and materials. Contact: www.faireconomy.org or (617) 423-2148.

Thursday, November 20, Noon to 5pm. Cooling the planet with Zero Waste. Zero Waste Businesses are leading the way for Zero Waste and have diverted over 90% of their waste from landfill and incineration. Zero Waste Communities have adopted Zero Waste goals and plans to implement those goals. Join us to understand how Zero Waste can be a key part of community and business sustainability plans and help contribute to reducing greenhouse gases. Location: Room 101 of the John B. Hynes Veterans Memorial Convention Center, 900 Boylston Street, Boston, Massachusetts 02115; (617) 954-2000; www.mccahome.com

Thursday, Nov 20, 6 - 9 pm. Vermont State Nuclear Advisory Panel Mtg. Brattleboro Union High School, 131 Fairground Rd, Brattleboro, VT. Contact: cchang@nukebusters.org

Saturday November 22,9am-4:45pm, CLEAN ENERGY CONFERENCE: GREEN JOBS IN MASSACHUSETTS. Clean Energy Connections is intended to be a forum for individuals
and organizations accelerating the growth of the clean energy economy in Massachusetts and those seeking clean-energy career information.
Pre-registration is required. Info: 545-2706, www.umass.edu/green.

Dec 19, 20th and 21st. Mountain Justice is hosting a Winter Campout at Frog Level Tennessee. If you love mountains, camping, hiking, the forest and all that is wild your invited to the Winter Solstice camp. Go to: www.mountainjusticesummer.org or email: unitedmountaindefense@yahoo.com or call: 865 257 4029



That is all. Next time we have Randy Kehler in the studio with us to talk about finally shutting down that old nuke just over the Vermont border. Until then remember: yes, you can listen to your Mother!

Friday, October 24, 2008

Another Very Scary Enviro Show


Greetings Earthlings. Coming up on Halloween and not many days before we find out if we're FINALLY rid of the Repugnican scourge OR subjected to yet another stolen election. Very scary. If it's the latter, prepare to occupy the White House. Maybe we'll paint it black! Tonight we'll checkout the usual haunts for frightening news about the end of the world as we know it. Also, Tamara, the house witch, returns to these microphones to set the seasonal mood, as well as Betsy Dumont, a local bat expert from the Department of Biology at UMass Amherst, but first it' time for...... Revenge of the Critters! Big Black Brit Cat Attack!.




After Tamara tells us about the thin veil between the world of the living and that of the dead we'll hear from Count Dracula who hits the spike on the head when he tells us there ARE far worse things than death, like the gloom and doom of the climate crisis maybe? What? Gloom & doom on The Enviro Show? Nooooo! Say it ain't so, Joe!



In the Enviro Show Echo Chamber we checkout the Reuters story, Arctic air temperatures climb to record levels. So, what's worse than dropping dead on the spot? How about slowly starving or contracting some gruesome tropical disease! Here's some gloom & doom from Greenpeace. Not gloomy enough? How about The Most Dangerous Project on Earth? Had enough? Let's move on to....



Something positive! Here on our Blog Special section we have Gore-al's Power Vote webcast airing tomorrow night. And check this out: JFK: back to the future!.




O no! He's back!! Lord Cheney. Glen? Can't you get rid of these bad actors?? How much longer must we endure them? So, last time we had Darth Cheney here in the studio, kind of, right? How can we top that?? How about with this: Cheney LIKES being compared to Darth!. Perfect! Happy Halloween!



After we dance to the "Climate Mash" we'll do our interview with Betsy Dumont about those winged rodents who frequent the night. Sadly, many of them are facing the mysterious and deadly "white nose disease". We'll find out about that and much more.



Then we checkout the Bus Stop Billboard:

Thursday, October 30, 6:30 - 8:30pm. Boom, Bust & Bailout - What happened and what to do about it. Unitarian Meeting House, N.Pleasant St., Amherst. Call 413-545-0743

Friday, October 31 - Keene, NH, 4:00 to 6:00 pm. "McSame Bush" SIGNS AND BANNER visibility standout. Rt. 101 & Rt. 10 South intersection, Keene, NH. Halloween costumes encouraged! More dates planned. For more information or to volunteer, call Judy at 978-544-5550.

Tuesday, November 4, All day. VOTE for sanity! Besides a sane Prez and VP, you might want to vote "yes" on Question 3 for the sake of the dogs. Also: vote "yes" on Question 6 if it's on your ballot, which would put pressure on local representatives to support legislation mandating an 80 percent reduction of greenhouse emissions in Massachusetts by 2020 - 30 years sooner than more popular national measures. It would also phase out tax incentives for non-renewable energy projects and put focus on localized sustainability.

Thursday, November 6 at 6:30 pm at the Edwards Library in Southampton, MA, the Friends of Southampton Greenway will welcome R. Bruce Donald, President of the Farmington Valley Greenway as the monthly speaker. This is the same trail that will one day connect New Haven to Northampton. More info about Bruce, the speaker series and the project in Southampton, click on this site. http://www.southamptongreenway.org/

November 7 - 9. All Day. Reading the forested landscape: a natural history of New England w/Tom Wessels. Rowe Conference Center. Call: 413-339-4954 or go to: www.rowecenter.org

Sunday, November 16th, 9am to 5pm. Mass. Climate Action Network Conference. MIT Stada Center, Cambridge, MA. [beware of Cape Wind propaganda!] Go to: www.acteva.com/go/mcan

Thursday & Friday, November 20 - 21, 2008. All day. Building a Local Economy in the Valley. First Congregational Church, Hadley, MA. Sliding scale $25-$150, includes lunch and materials. Contact: www.faireconomy.org or (617) 423-2148.


So much for another Halloween show. Hope we made it grim enough for you, no? OK, so it's NOT as scary as FrankenBarbie and Crazy John McSame. Give us an "E" for effort, will ya'? Happy Halloween!!.........O, and remember: listen to your Mother!

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Sorry, no inter-galactic intervention today. Back to work!


If you heard last night's Enviro Show you may have caught the reference to the "Gallactic Federation" supposedly making contact with us sorry humans here on planet Earth yesterday. Of course we had our collective tongue deeply embedded in our collective cheek when we spoke about it, but hey: if it takes aliens to save us from the Repugnicans and the corporados, so be it! Well, sad to say, magical thinking time is over. No alien contact that we can find (and D.O.'s been monitoring real-time satellite cameras on Earth). Guess we'll just have to save the planet ourselves. That means it's up to us and YOU, dear listener.



Soooo, first off let's make sure crazy John McSame and FrankenBarbie don't get elected, or if the Repugnicans try stealing another election, we fightback this time. Of course, we need to continue the struggle against the climate crisis as well; through government; personally; and with other actions. And remember: listen to your Mother!

Saturday, October 11, 2008

The Moon River Enviro Show


























Greetings Earthlings. It’s the Harvest or Hunters’ Moon and Andrea Donlon, River Steward for the Connecticut River Watershed Council joins us to talk rivers, sooooo it’s the Moon River Enviro Show. Get it? Moon? River? (sorry). We’ll also hear from Darth Cheney in-person! Well, actually its an impersonation from none other than Jim Ward, Voice Deity on the Stephanie Miller Show. As always we’ll checkout the news in the Echo Chamber and burden you with some sanctimonious Quote of the Week, but first it’s time for.......Revenge of the Critters! Chipmunk Attacks! Run for your life!!



In the Enviro Show Echo Chamber we return to coal country for a tale of political chicanery. Grampy McSame and Franken Barbie’s minions screw up in the service of King Coal. Also from Grist: good news for the critters in Sumatra...............finally! >. O, did we forget to mention the Galactic Federation is coming today?



Sorry, Glen's away so you're on your own for the Bush Countdown Clock. He took it with him so he won't oversleep. But we DO have Darth Cheney! And this little video diddy about FrankenBarbie:







The Enviro Show Quote of the Week comes from Naomi Wolf: “Yes, the situation is dire. But history shows that when an army of citizens, supported by even a vestige of civil society, believes in liberty -- in the psychological space that is "America" -- no power on earth can ultimately suppress them.”

"Head of the River" by Elliot Bronson from "101 Subtle Ways" takes us to our interview with Andrea Donlon, River Steward for the Connecticut River Watershed Council.



As always, we'll top-off the show at the Bus Stop Billboard:

Thursday, October 23, 6 p.m. at Amherst Town Hall. SOLAR ENERGY FOR HOMES OR SMALL BUSINESSES. Learn the "nuts and bolts" of solar from a registered professional engineer, including information on solar electricity and how water, siting and sizing a system, and available incentives. Pre-registration is required; please call CET at (413)586-7350 ext. 25.


Friday, October 24, 5 to 8:30 p.m. and Saturday, October 25, 5 to 8:30 p.m.
[Rain date: Sunday, October 26, 5 to 8:30 p.m.] ENCHANTED FOREST: CREATURES OF OUR FOREST -- A NON-SCARY, FAMILY HALLOWEEN EVENT. Hitchcock Center for the Environment, Inc. 525 South Pleasant Street., Amherst, Pre-registration is required; please call (413) 256-6006


Saturday, October 25. NUCLEAR FREE JUBILEE. 11:00A M: Parade with Bread and Puppet and two marching bands from downtown Brattleboro (Elm and Flat Streets) to the town common. Bring signs and banners and noise-makers. Parade assembly at 10:30. NOON to 2pm: Rally and Green Energy Fair on the Town Common. Special guest appearance: The Reverend Billy!


October 25, 10AM to 5PM Anna Lappe, Dan Barber, and Sally Fallon Morell will speak at the 28th Annual E. F. Schumacher Lectures. The location is the historic First Congregational Church in Stockbridge, Massachusetts.. The cost is 25 BerkShares or $25. To register call 413 528-1737 or use the donation/registration form at http://www.smallisbeautiful.org.


October 29th 6:30pm. Norwottuck Rail Trail Rehabilitation - Public Information Meeting. Hopkins Academy High School Auditorium, 131 Russell Street (Rt. 9), Hadley. Call 508-866-2580, ext. 130



That about does it. Next time it's our very scary Halloween Show. Bring your costume and don't forget to......listen to your Mother!

Friday, September 26, 2008

The Mountain Top Removal Enviro Show















Greetings Earthlings. Well, we went to the mountain and the mountain was gone. We get a call-in from Vernon Haltom and maybe Judy Bonds from Coal River Mountain Watch on the grim subject of King Coal and mountain top removal, a truly bogus way to mine coal. As always we’ll check-in with Darth Cheney, the boy emperor and the McSame campaign to see what sort of lame games they’re up to. We’ll get the Enviro Show Quote of the week and some news from the Echo Chamber, but first it’s time for.......Revenge of the Critters! An Enviro Show video blog special! Elephant seal trashes cars! Another good reason to use a bike!



The Enviro Show Quote of the Week comes from Ed Abbey: “Hierarchical institutions are like giant bulldozers--obedient to the whim of any fool who takes the controls.”
Very timely, no? Go Ed!



OK, Glen, hasn’t this gone on long enough? How long before they’re gone anyway? How much more damage can they do?? As we all know by now, the Bush regime wants Congress to give his administration $700 billion dollars to bailout Wall Street, but did you know that the White House blocked the states when they tried to stop predatory lending? Of course we love the blame-game when it comes to the corporados, but how about solutions? Thom Hartmann, Friends of the Earth and others have proposed that a Tobin-style tax on stock trading, options, futures, swaps, and currency trading should be introduced to curb excessive speculation and promote longer-term investing that serves the real economy. Tobin-style tax revenue could be used to help pay for the bailout and address critical social and environmental needs. AND our Enviro Show Blog special Sarah Barracuda’s dead lake.



In the Enviro Show Echo Chamber Grist asks: Is the financial crisis more dire than the climate crisis? And this: Response to financial crisis must address climate crisis too. O, and get THIS, Gore-Al is advocating civil disobedience in response to the climate crisis! Whoa, Al! Why didn't you think of that eight years ago in Florida??



Let's checkout what's posted on the Bus Stop Billboard:

Thursday October 2, 4:30pm, Micheal Ratner, Can the Constitution be saved? Neilson Room, Smith College, Rt 9, Northampton. Lecture: “The First 100 Days: Restoring Our Constitution”. Info: Smith Democrats, 585-4570.
7pm, Odyssey Bookshop, 9 College St (Routes 116 at 47), in the Village Commons, S Hadley. Info, to reserve a seat: 534-7307.

Friday, October 3 at 7 pm. “CLIMATE OF HOPE”
AND welcome two speakers from Australia - leading activists who will share their stories of experiences on four continents working in opposition to nuclear power and nuclear energy. Grace Episcopal Church Parish Hall, Amherst.(just off the Common) Call 413-256-1760

Friday, Oct. 3, 7pm. Film screening. “Bus Riders Union," directed by Haskell Wexler. At the Media Education Foundation, Center St., Northampton. 584-3158.

Friday October 3:Noon, Ratner at Western New England College School of Law, enter off Bradley Rd at Wilbraham Rd, Springfield. Info: 782-1522.

Saturday, October 4, 4:00 to 6:00 pm. Screening of “The End of Suburbia” at the Grace Episcopal Church, on the Amherst, MA common. Pioneer Valley Relocalization Project in Amherst. Call 413-256-6044.



That'll do it for this week. Next time we checkout the Westfield River and the proposed Russell Biomass plant. Meanwhile, enjoy the Bush Depression and industrial collapse. All right you guys, since we're all in this together, remember: listen to your Mother! (and save those seeds).

Saturday, September 13, 2008

The Community Enviro Health Enviro Show



Greetings Earthlings. We’ve been focusing on the community's health here lately with regard to the proposed expansion of the Northampton dump over the Barnes Aquifer and tonight we’ll be hearing from author/activist, Jeff Conant whose recent book "A Community Guide to Environmental Health" seems right up our alley. As always we’ll be checking in on Darth Cheney, the boy emperor, John McSame and Sarah Barracuda (all prime suspects in an organized criminal enterprise disguised as a political party). We’ll checkout some news on the Enviro Show Echo Chamber and have the Quote of the Week, but first it’s time for...Revenge of the Critters! Deer attacks hunter and lawn chair!



Glen? Is it safe to come out yet? Will we ever be rid of the Bush regime? What if John McSame & Caribou Barbie steal the election? Will the Dark Lord continue his rein? We posted the candidates enviro programs on the Indymedia Climate site. Suffice it to say, the McSame/Palin plan is looking....how shall we say? Malnourished? Are we surprised that Grampy McSame (pssst, he’s crazy) failed to mention the climate crisis during his acceptance speech at the RNC? They did however have a group chant: "drill baby, drill!" (is this a Hollywood movie we're in??). We can’t make this stuff up! Once again we find ourselves quoting Thomas Friedman (sorry) who hits the nail on the head regarding McSame: "John McCain has completed his makeover from the greenest Republican to run for president to just another representative of big oil". (Thomas must’ve been listening to our show!) ALSO, that’s the Bush regime’s Minerals Management Service that was caught with their pants down recently. We thought the Repugnicans were God-fearing folk! Drugs? Sex? Graft and corruption? We are shocked, shocked we say!



"The American War" by Simone White takes us to The Enviro Show Quote of the Week which comes from former president Dwight Eisenhower. This is in recognition of Hurricane Ike and the warmongering comments of the Repugnican Vice Presidential candidate with regard to Russia. We'll hear it in Ike's own words.



In The Enviro Show Echo Chamber we checkout Climate Indymedia for a report on the Biotechnology Industry designing nightmare biofuels. AND, speaking of nightmares, checkout this bone-chilling video for our Enviro Show Blog Bonus. And a SPECIAL Blog ACTION Bonus for you is here. FINALLY, this from the New York Times: Dems cave on offshore drilling ban. (groan) And speaking of offshore, the HIGHLY endangered North Atlantic Right Whale needs your HELP!.



On the Bus Stop Billboard:

Wednesday, September 17. National Call-in Day. Stop unlimited loan guarantees for construction of new nuclear reactors! Stop the offshore oil drilling give-away! Call the Senators at 202-224-2131 or (800) 828 – 0498 or (800) 614 – 2803.

Thursday, Sept. 18 & 25; 4:30 - 5:30 pm. Weekly Green Energy Vigil!! Wells Fountain, Junction of Linden and Main, Brattleboro, VT. We will be here every week until Vermont Yankee is closed. Come join US!! for more info 802-387-4060.

Saturday, September 20th, from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm. Amherst Bike Fair on the Amherst Town Common. Contact Mary Wentworth for The Commons Group 413/256-6005.

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2008 @ 7:00 PM. Regional landfill expansion health study forum & meeting. JFK Middle School Community Room. Info at: savingparadise@comcast.net.

Wednesday September 24, 5-6:30pm, ARE "GREEN JOBS" UNION & COMMUNITY JOBS? Pioneer Valley CLC, 640 Page Blvd, Springfield. Networking and sharing by the Western Mass. Green Economy Working Group. Info: Jon Weissman, 827-0301, or Eduardo Suarez, 335-6224, echonyc@hotmail.com.

Wednesday September 24, 7pm, TAKING CONTROL OF OUR FOOD SUPPLY: GROWING A NEW VISION FOR SPRINGFIELD. Christ Church Cathedral, 35 Chestnut St, Springfield. What if we could make sure that everyone in our community had access to healthy, delicious, low-cost food? Springfield. Info: 734-4948, arise@riseup.net.

Sunday, September 28, All day at Look Park. Bike Fest ’08. Parade, group rides, special events. Go to: www.nohobikeclub.org for more info and cool visuals or call 413-204-0393.

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 3 at 7 PM. Climate of Hope. A 25 minute video on climate change, the nuclear fuel chair and the remarkable energy revolution that is underway. GRACE EPISCOPAL CHURCH, Parish Hall, Spring St., near the Common) in AMHERST.



That does it for this week. Check us out next time for a look at animal rights, and remember to LISTEN TO YOU MOTHER! O, by the way: Momma needs Obama!! (Remember, you heard it here first).

Saturday, September 06, 2008

Bush bullshits nation for Big Oil…..again









On Saturday, during his regular radio address, George Bush once again played the coastal drilling card for his fellow corporados in Big Oil. We are not surprised. It was on the floor of the Repugnican National Convention last week that we witnessed the drones chanting "drill baby, drill". It seems if the Party of Big Oil had its way we’d see the sprawl of oil rigs off all our coastlines; maybe cropping up in national parks as well.



Bush claimed "the Outer Continental Shelf could eventually produce nearly 10 years' worth of U.S. oil production", when in fact only under three years worth is estimated by the Energy Information Administration. Experts also point out that lifting the congressional ban on offshore drilling would not produce more oil for five to seven years.
Also, Bush once again attempted to blame the Dems for ignoring the public's demand for relief from high energy prices, when in fact it has been the Repugnicans who have held up action in congress. As noted in the Dems radio response to Bush’s address, even Repugs like T-bone Pickens note that "we can’t drill our way out of this mess". But when the Dems tried to put the screws to oil speculators raising prices at the pump or to pressure Big Oil to "use it or lose it" with their existing leases, the Party of Big Oil gridlocks congress with tactics familiar to anyone who ever had to endure College Repugnicans. In fact, it is the GOP that now has the all-time record for the most filibusters in congress. Voters should remember that the next time some Repugnican goes off about a "do-nothing congress"!


Friday, August 29, 2008

The Off Grid Enviro Show


Greetings Earthlings. Time to turn our collective back on King Coal; Big Nuke; Big Hydro & Big Wind and see about generating our own power. Yes, it’s home utilities hour with our friend Brad Compton who lives out in the woods a good distance from power lines and the grip of corporate America. We’ll open up the phone lines if you have any questions about living independently here in the alleged Land of Liberty. As always we’ll checkout The Enviro Show Echo Chamber and the dastardly deeds of Darth Cheney and the boy emperor. Also, the Quote of the Week and the Bus Stop Billboard, but first it’s time for.....Revenge of the Critters! A Repugnican National Convention Special. In Palermo, Sicily the skies have been raining rats. Rodents that otherwise leap from rooftop to rooftop in the rundown center of Sicily's capital, had grown too fat to jump and were plummeting to the streets, sometimes hitting passersby below. Warning, this could happen in the Twin Cities!



The Enviro Show Quote of the Week is in keeping with the independence theme of this show. It comes from none other than Thomas Jefferson, who knew a bit about democracy and independence:
"I never submitted the whole system of my opinions to the creed of any party of men whatever, in religion, in philosophy, in politics or in anything else, where I was capable of thinking for myself. Such an addiction is the last degradation of a free and moral agent. If I could not go to Heaven but with a party, I would not go there at all."
Also, this election year bonus from Jefferson: "A politician looks forward only to the next election. A statesman looks forward to the next generation."



Brrr! What’s that sudden chill, Glen? How long before it’s gone?? Last time we spoke about the Bush regime’s assault on the Endangered Species Act. We’re asking our listeners to ACT NOW on this critical issue. There’s only a few weeks before the deadline on comments to the U.S. Department of Interior (for what that’s worth!). Also, let’s set the record straight on Darth Cheney’s myth about China drilling for oil off the Cuban coast. The Dark Lord finds no fabrication too extreme in his crazed quest for oil and profit.



In the Enviro Show Echo Chamber we read that going veggie can reduce your carbon footprint. And, the AP tells us the bad news that Arctic sea ice drops to second lowest level on record. Also, from the Amherst Bulletin, Amherst High School students launch Project Solar Lunchbox.



"Livin’ a lie", by Girl on Top takes us to our interview with Brad AND reminds us that all is not as it appears here in the USA........SURPRISE!



Then it's time to checkout the Bus Stop Billboard:

Wednesday, September 3rd at 6:30 p.m. in the conference room at the Greenfield Community College Downtown Campus located at 270 Main Street in Greenfield to discuss the update of the Franklin County Bikeway Plan. Call 413-774-1194 ext 104


Thursday, Sept 4, 5pm. Franklin County Parade No Nukes contingent.
Downtown, Greenfield, MA. Start off from the Greenfield Middle School parking lot. Join the Wrecked Honda Insight painted "Vermont Yankee an Accident Waiting to happen" Join the Solar Rollers on Bicycles! We can Replace Entergy's Vermont Yankee! Help hand out Literature! For info email cchang@nukebusters.org


Sunday, September 7th through Saturday, September 13,th citizens of the City of Northampton will play host to a unique public process crafted to help shape the future of their city. DESIGN NORTHAMPTON WEEK will start with an introductory presentation at the Northampton Senior Center from 7 PM to 9 PM. After that, the studio will be open for business in the ground floor gallery space of APE at 126 Main Street throughout the week. For a complete schedule and additional information on activities see http://northamptondesignforum.blogspot.com.

Wednesday, September 10, 7pm. Citizens United for a Healthy Future general meeting. Downstairs at the Untitarian Society on Main Street, Northampton. Call 584-8873

September 12-14, 2008, Eighth Fire Gathering, a cross-cultural gathering of Native American elders, sustainability leaders, and concerned citizens will spend two days in dialogue, ceremony and celebration with the intention of building a network for sustainable culture in the Northeast. Contact Bill Pfeiffer at: bill@sacredearthnetwork.org.

Saturday, September 13th from 9 to 1 it’s Hazzardous Waste Day at the Montague Highway Garage, the Rt. 2. Park and Ride in Charlemont, and the Town of Orange Transfer Station. To participate at any of the sites, residents must pre-register by September 5th. Registration forms will be available in local newspapers, at local town offices, and at most town transfer stations. Online registration forms may be completed at: www.franklincountywastedistrict.org. Call: (413) 772-2438.


Friday, September 19. Park(ing) Day. Help transform car-space into people & art-space. Go to: www.parkingday.org. Local contact: Garth gshaneyfelt@yahoo.com

Saturday, September 20th, from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm. Amherst Bike Fair on the Amherst Town Common. Contact Mary Wentworth for The Commons Group 413/256-6005



Whoa! Looks like things are picking up here in Happy Valley. Sooooo many events, so little time. Well, that's it for us this time. Next time it's Food Not Bombs along with the usual hijinks. Until then, remember: listen to your Mother!

Friday, August 15, 2008

The Dump on the Aquifer Enviro Show


Greetings Earthlings. It’s nest-fouling watch once again on the Enviro Show. Time to have a longer conversation about the proposed expansion of the Northampton dump over the Barnes Aquifer. We’ll have Linda Hiesiger and Mike Fedora of Citizens United for a Healthy Future in the studio to talk about the issues. As always, we’ll take a healthy piece out of the Bush regime ; check-in on The Enviro Show Echo Chamber; hear the Quote of the Week and some tunes, but first it’s time for Revenge of the Critters!
Criket Attack!



The Enviro Show Quote of the Week comes from Al Gore (or Gore-al, as we like to say, sounding the alarm on Earth, rather than on Krypton): "You see that pale, blue dot? That's us. Everything that has ever happened in all of human history, has happened on that pixel. All the triumphs and all the tragedies, all the wars all the famines, all the major advances... it's our only home. And that is what is at stake, our ability to live on planet Earth, to have a future as a civilization. I believe this is a moral issue, it is your time to seize this issue, it is our time to rise again to secure our future."



What’s that sound, Glen? When and will we be saved from the Bush regime?? Never mind us, when will all the endangered species be safe from these guys? You’re gonna’ love this one: Cleanup funding inadequate for Bush-designated marine monument. Maybe it’s fitting to leave all that plastic crap floating around George’s "monument"!



So, who IS the man behind the curtain on the John McSame campaign campaign trail? Could it be the man from Big Oil?? You can bet yur’ sweet crude it is!! In the Enviro Show Echo Chamber we have a look at Bob Herbert’s op-ed piece in the New York Times, "An empty promise". Our Enviro Show Blog Bonus is all about pain at the pump. Check it!



"It really isn’t garbage" by Pat Humphries takes us to our interview with Linda Hiesiger and Mike Fedora concerning the clever idea of putting a dump over one of Easthampton's water supplies. Talk about planning ahead!



On the Bus Stop Billboard:

Wednesday August 20, 5:30-7:30pm, ARE "GREEN JOBS" UNION & COMMUNITY JOBS? Pioneer Valley CLC, 640 Page Blvd, Springfield. Everyone is talking Green Jobs as Union Jobs and Local Community Jobs, and the possibility of Scabby Green Jobs looms large here in Western Mass. A Green Economy Working Group is discussing the issue. Info: Jon Weissman, 827-0301, wmjwj@wmjwj.org, or Eduardo Suarez, 335-6224.

Thursday, Aug 21 & 28, 4:30 - 5:30 pm. Weekly Green Energy Vigil.
Wells Fountain, Junction of Linden and Main, Brattleboro, VT
We will be here every week until Vermont Yankee is closed. Come join US! Call 802-387-4060


Thursday, Sept 4, 5pm. Franklin County Parade No Nukes contingent.
Downtown, Greenfield, MA. Start off from the Greenfield Middle School parking lot. Join the Wrecked Honda Insight painted "Vermont Yankee an Accident Waiting to happen" Join the Solar Rollers on Bicycles! We can Replace Entergy's Vermont Yankee! Help hand out Literature! For info email cchang@nukebusters.org

Saturday, September 13th from 9 to 1 it’s Hazzardous Waste Day at the Montague Highway Garage, the Rt. 2. Park and Ride in Charlemont, and the Town of Orange Transfer Station. To participate at any of the sites, residents must pre-register by September 5th. Registration forms will be available in local newspapers, at local town offices, and at most town transfer stations. Online registration forms may be completed at: www.franklincountywastedistrict.org. Call: (413) 772-2438



That about does us for another show. Next time: Living Off the Grid. Be your own utility company! (no fleet of trucks necessary). Until then remember: listen to your Mother!

Saturday, August 02, 2008

The Sick Planet Enviro Show


Greetings Earthlings. As you've probably guessed by now, it’s a sick planet. From the nefarious deeds of Darth Cheney, the boy emperor, and Repugnican presidential candidate, John McSame, to all their corporado buddies. Big Oil is acting out! Big Pharma is getting bold. And, the senator (and indicted felon and Big Oil lackey) from way up in Alaska, Ted Stevens is whining about the recent indictment against him. We’ll be taking a look at these usual suspects and their planet trashing and we’ll hearing from Stan Cox, author of "Sick Planet". The website says: "Sick Planet tells nine stories in which the global capitalist economy turns the well-intentioned efforts of humanity inside-out. By the tenth chapter, it will be clear that neither organic chicken soup nor full medical coverage can cure what ails this planet." Of course, we’ll have some news and views and maybe The Enviro Show Quote of the Week, but first it’s time for....Revenge of the Critters! Python attacks pet store owner!



The Enviro Show Quote of the Week:
"In Wildness is the preservation of the World. Every tree sends its fibres forth in search of the Wild. The cities import it at any price. Men plow and sail for it. From the forest and wilderness come the tonics and barks which brace mankind. Our ancestors were savages. The story of Romulus and Remus being suckled by a wolf is not a meaningless fable. The founders of every State which has risen to eminence have drawn their nourishment and vigor from a similar wild source. It was because the children of the Empire were not suckled by the wolf that they were conquered and displaced by the children of the Northern forests who were." - H.D. Thoreau




Hear that sound, dear listeners? It's the Wicked Witch of the West, spokeswoman for Big Oil and Repugnican candidate for Prez, John McSame (same as it ever was!). And speaking of McSame, you absolutely MUST checkout the video clip we’ve linked to on our Enviro Show blog. Moveon.org has put the...um..sunlight? onto the McSame campaign’s cozy relationship with Big Oil. Why do you think he wants to open up our shorelines to oil drilling? Could it be the $1 million dollar campaign contribution Big Oil laid on McSame just days after he flip-flopped on offshore drilling? Ha! Yes, Big Oil not only wants to wreck our coastlines in their endless pursuit of profits, and wreck your pocketbook as well, they also have no compunction about destroying the biosphere while they’re at it! Say, did we mention BOYCOTT EXXON/MOBIL? ALSO, for our Enviro Show Blog Bonus go to NRDC to Take Action (so to speak) on coastal oil drilling. Don't be fooled by Bush's BS about coastal drilling somehow lowering gas prices. That oil won't come in for years, even if it did makes sense to drill there. Big Oil has unused drilling leases all over the map that it's just sitting on while they take YOU for a ride on the suckermobile!




In the Enviro Show Echo Chamber arch enemy of the Earth, Sen. Ted Stevens gets nailed for lying about taking gifts from Big Oil. What? Corrupt politicians in Washington taking bribes from Big Oil?? Surprise! Also, from the Amherst Bulletin we learn that the Gov (in his infinite wisdom) has vetoed a bond that would have funded repairs to the Lake Wyola dam in Shutesbury. You know, the dam that's threatening to fail and send most of the lake into the Sawmill River along whose banks numerous houses sit.....like D.O.'s. ALSO, from Grist some 420,000 gallons of fuel oil spilled into the Mississippi River early Wednesday, after a 600-foot chemical tanker collided with a fuel barge. Nice driving guys!

There’s that chilling sound again! Glen, is there some way out of here? When will Darth, the boy emperor and their lackeys be banished? O, by the way, it seems someone high up in The Empire has been leaning on EPA staffers not to talk to....well, ANYONE! Was it just Stephen Johnson or was it more edicts from the Dark Lord? Only time will tell!! Meanwhile, Four Democratic senators last Tuesday called for Stephen Johnson to resign as administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency and asked Attorney General Michael Mukasey to begin an investigation into whether he lied in testimony to a Senate committee. Mukasey investigate? We don’t think so!



"Heal the Earth", by Girl on Top takes us to our interview with Stan Cox. Then, as always, it's on to the Bus Stop Billboard (looks mighty thin this week):



Wednesday, Aug. 6-- 9:00 AM Walk for a Nuclear Free Future to Bennington from Rte 7 in Williamstown, Ma. Lunch in Bennington and then continue walk north. Call: 802-442-2449

Friday, August 15. Surround the Federal Bulding in Springfield! No war on Iran! For more info call AFSC 413-584-8975 / 413-320-1002 c

August 10 – 25; Solar Rollers back on the trail in Vermont!! Please contact us if you are interested in joining this ride! or would like to organize a potluck and discussion group in a town on the route or near! solarollers@gmail.com or call David 413-863-9296 or Peg 802-387-4845. Kick off rallyAugust 10, 2 pm. Marlboro Grad Center parking lot, Brattleboro, VT

Yup, that's all we could find. Got any enviro events you want posted? Add them to the comments on our blog. Until next time, remember: listen to yur' Mother!

Friday, July 18, 2008

The Return of the Wolf Enviro Show


Greetings Earthlings. It’s Koyanaskatsi, a world out of balance, thanks to industrialized human-centric society, but hey, we can evolve right?? Umm….right? Re-wilding, or reintroducing displaced species may be part of the solution. We have a conversation with Rob Edward, Carnivore Recovery Director for WildEarth Guardians. Of course we’ll always find time to bash Bush and the Empire, and checkout The Enviro Show Echo Chamber and Quote of the Week, as well as a call from Tom Neilson out on the road, but first it’s time for....Revenge of the Critters! We jump into the Wayback Machine for a tale of man and wolf.



The Enviro Show Quote of the Week comes from the dean of enviro thought, Aldo Leopold from the essay "Thinking like a mountain": "The cowman who cleans his range of wolves does not realize that he is taking over the wolf's job of trimming the herd to fit the range. He has not learned to think like a mountain. Hence we have dustbowls, and rivers washing the future into the sea." Ahmen!



Los Lobos' "Will the Wolf Survive?" takes us to the Enviro Show Echo Chamber where we revisit the Boston Globe story about the Gray wolf that was killed in Shelburne last March. This sorry incident is what led us to do this week’s show on wolf reintroduction. We also checkout the Restore the North Woods website and the latest on Northeast wolf reintroduction from the Maine Wolf Coalition. You can meet some LIVE reps from the wolf community right here in the Commonwealth, by the way. Checkout Wolf Hollow in Ipswich. Then we read from the Daily Hampshire Gazette’s coverage of the recent event concerning the Northampton landfill expansion proposal.



It's that Darth Cheney dirge again! When will it end!! Glen, what’s the count? How many days?? Of course you’ve heard Darth and the boy emperor want to drill their way out of the gas crisis (a scam within a scam within a scam...these guys are the worst!). Bush says he’ll lift the ban on offshore drilling signed by his father. That will go exactly nowhere since there’s also a congressional ban (though Cape Wind proponents might like the sight of more trashed coastlines!....sorry, couldn't resist). Luckily Barbra Boxer and Nancy Pelosi are digging in their high heels. Here’s the Enviro Show Blog Bonus: Dig your heels in too!. Did you catch the emperor’s farewell "joke" at the G8? He said to his fellow leaders: "Goodbye from the world’s biggest polluter." The rightwing flat-earth robos loved it. Gaia, help rid us of this plague!!



Meanwhile, here in the real world, we checkout the Bus stop billboard:

Wednesday July 23, 5:30-7:30pm, Green Economy Working Group meeting , Pioneer Valley CLC, 640 Page Blvd, Springfield. Contact Eduardo Suarez (335-6224), echonyc@hotmail.com).

July 22 – August 3; Northeast Climate Confluence; High Falls, NY. Check it out
at http://www.climateconfluence.org/blog/

Saturday, August 2; 12pm. STOP WAR ON IRAN ! Mass march in NYC. Go to: http://www.stopwaroniran.org/
Email: stopwaroniran@stopwaroniran.org

August 6-9; Walk for a Nuclear Free Future
From Williamstown, MA to Montpelier, VT
For further info. Heidi 518-885-1806 or Hattie 978-249-6224

Saturday, August 9, Noon.
Valley Free Radio will be celebrating its third birthday with a benefit music event at Look Park, Route 9 in Northampton. Ride your bike, take the bus (Red 42 leaves Court House at Noon and 1pm) or walk-in and avoid parking fees!

Friday, August 15. Surround the Federal Building in Springfield! No war on Iran!
For more info call AFSC 413-584-8975 / 413-320-1002 c

August 10 – 25; Solar Rollers back on the trail in Vermont!!
Please contact us if you are interested in joining this ride! or would like to
organize a potluck and discussion group in a town on the route or near!
solarollers@gmail.com or call David 413-863-9296 or Peg 802-387-4845.



End of story for this week. Next time we get down with the reptiles: let's talk snakes! Until then, remember to......LISTEN TO YUR' MOTHER!

Saturday, July 05, 2008

The Summer Grab Bag Enviro Show


Greetings Earthlings. Time to declare our independence from the enemies of the planet. Tom Neilson puts on his roving reporter’s hat and phones in from the heartland to talk about the proposed dumping of coal ash on farm land (what a concept!). We have a peek at local clearcutting facilitated by the Commonwealth (in their infinite wisdom!) and, as always, we give you the Enviro Show Quote of the Week, a visit with Darth Cheney and the boy emperor (both of whom experienced some un-welcomed rebellion on July 4 ), but first it’s time for......Revenge of the Critters! Slug epidemic in the UK!




Since it's the Grab Bag Enviro Show we thought we'd reference this past national holiday and the Bush regime's schemes for more war with "Army Nation" by the Boston band, Girl on Top. That'll take us to The Enviro Show Quote of the Week: A year ago, Barack Obama compared "the tyranny of oil" to that of Fascism saying, "The very resource that has fueled our way of life over the last hundred years now threatens to destroy it if our generation does not act now and act boldly." We assume such bold action does not include making war on Iran. How about a War on Corporados?



There it is again! Glen, is it over now?? Looks like the boy emperor caught some flak on his July 4 visit to Tomas Jefferson’s house! Meanwhile, here in the birthplace of Independence, Darth Cheney got a similar reception on the Fourth of July. So much for the good news, on to the Bush regimes usual misdeeds, like for instance White House tries to keep EPA from showing how greenhouse gases could be regulated. And this, Former EPA official talks about White House's unwillingness to regulate greenhouse gas emissions. No!




In the Enviro Show Echo Chamber we take a look at all the clearcuts here in the Commonwealth with a visit to the ClearcutMA blog. Stumps don’t lie, folks. You have to see it to believe it!



Finally, it's time to scope out the Bus Stop Billboard:

Thursday, July 10; 6:30pm. Friends of Southampton Greenway
speaker series at the Edwards Library. This month's speaker
is Mark Samsel, President of the Windham Rail Trail.
More info at: http://southamptongreenway.org/speakerseries.html

Thursday, July 10, 17, 24; 4:30 - 5:30 pm
Weekly Green Energy Vigil!! Wells Fountain, Junction of Linden and Main, Brattleboro, VT. We will be here every week until Vermont Yankee is closed. Come join US!!
More info 802-387-4060

Friday - Sunday, July 25-27, Clamshell Alliance Reunion!
World Fellowship Center, Albany, NH. Call 603-447-2280


July 27 - August 3, Northeast Climate Confluence: High Falls, NY
At the convergences there will be dozens of workshops and trainings,
networking opportunities, and strategy sessions aimed at building a
strong grassroots movement for climate justice. The convergences are
spaces not only to fight climate change but to throw off the yoke of
corporate control over our lives, working to build community controlled
alternatives to Wall Street and Washington. The convergences will be
models of the world we wish to live in, utilizing sustainable living
skills and consensus based decision making by all participants.

The convergences are also an opportunity to hone your direct action
skills and put them into, well, action. While creating sustainable
alternatives is important, indeed necessary, we must also continue to
confront those that are creating and profiting from the climate crisis.
Each climate convergence will culminate in an exciting and empowering
direct action taking on a different aspect of the climate crisis in each
region.

To register visit: http://www.climateconfluence.org/blog/


Saturday, August 2; 12pm. STOP WAR ON IRAN !
Mass march in NYC. Go to: http://www.stopwaroniran.org/
Email: stopwaroniran@stopwaroniran.org

August 6-9; Walk for a Nuclear Free Future
From Williamstown, MA to Montpelier, VT
For further info. Heidi 518-885-1806 or Hattie 978-249-6224

August 10 – 25; Solar Rollers back on the trail in Vermont!!
Please contact us if you are interested in joining this ride! or would like to
organize a potluck and discussion group in a town on the route or near!
solarollers@gmail.com or call David 413-863-9296 or Peg 802-387-4845.



OK for this day. Next time it's wolf reintroduction in the great northeast. Until then remember: listen to your Mother......and throw out the tyrants!

Friday, June 20, 2008

Yet Another Climate Crisis Enviro Show


Greetings Earthlings. We return to the subject of the climate crisis once again, this time we head north with a call-in from Chris Cuomo on the impact of climate change to native Alaskans. This week we take a little more time delving into the sins of Darth Cheney and the boy emperor, as well as the presumed successor to the throne, John McSame. We'll give you the Enviro Show Quote of the Week and stop off at the Bus Stop Billboard (this time we'll take time to read the notices), but first it's time for......



Revenge of the Critters! Tree attacks golf cart! It was another one of those days on the links in Minnesota. One golfer says: “I’ve seen this happen time and time again. You make the turn after shooting a 48 and polishing off two dogs and a six pack of the Beast, when out of nowhere a tree attacks your golf cart!” One of the occupants had his leg impaled by the tree they rammed on what was believed to be drunk driving in the rough.. Hey, no one ever said there’s no such thing as payback! Get a clue: golf courses are part of the problem!




Here's our Quote of the Week:
"What is the use of a house if you haven't got a tolerable planet to put it on?"
- Henry David Thoreau




There it is again! What’s the Bush regime countdown now?? Speaking of the Dark Lord, it seems Cheney wants to drill for oil everywhere! Naturally, the boy emperor (and his would be successor) couldn’t help but....err..pipe up about it? Then, as if by plan (hmmm...) the emperor from Big Oil tries coercing Dems into opening our coastlines to Big Oil, effectively blaming Dems for the high price of oil! Is anyone stupid enough to believe him?? Big Oil already has thousands of unused leases and idle wells in the U.S.! AND, of course, the Repugnicans in Congress already showed their true colors on climate change the week before Darth, the emperor, and John McSame began their latest surge for Big Oil. Did we mention that crazy John McSame wants to build 45 new nukes by 2030?



Here's the Enviro Show Blog Bonus: checkout this video about how Big Oil fuels McSame’s not so Straight Talk Express!



The tune "Excuse me your planet is burning" by Andy Vine takes us to our interview with Chris.



Duct taped to the Bus Stop Billboard we find:

Wednesday June 25, 5:30-7:30pm, ARE "GREEN JOBS" UNION JOBS? Pioneer Valley CLC, 640 Page Blvd, Springfield. Green Jobs are all the rage now - for good reason, especially in Western Mass, where retrofitting buildings could provide a lot of jobs and we have the expertise, BUT are they union jobs? Info: Jon Weissman, 827-0301, wmjwj@wmjwj.org.


July 4. Brattleboro, VT and Amherst, MA. Ideas for float or display? Interested in participating? Handing out Info? Join Nuclear Free Vermont or CAN or a Safe and Green Town group! Call for more info Claire 413-863-8952 or cchang@nukebusters.org

Sunday, July 6, 2008, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. PLANTS OF BARTON'S COVE. This field trip, covering about two miles, will focus on plant identification and natural history. The trail is steep in spots, so wear hiking boots or sturdy shoes. Bring a bag lunch, a hand lens if you have one, a favorite field guide or two, and perhaps a pair of binoculars in case we spot any eagles. Limited to 15 participants. Call the Hitchcock Center for the Environment at (413) 256-6006


July 30th – August 3rd . You are Invited to the Northeast Climate Confluence at Epworth Camp & Retreat Center, High Falls, NY. THE CONFLUENCE is a week long event where we will come together to share ideas and skills, strengthen our relationships, and create solutions to take care of our basic needs. There will be workshops, performances, trainings and strategy sessions about the issues affecting our communities and our planet. Call: (413) 863-6383 Or write to: northeast@climateconvergence.org http://www.ClimateConfluence.org/



That's it. Not much happening. It's summer in the Valley. Enjoy it, take a hike! BUT, remember to.....LISTEN TO YOUR MOTHER!

Friday, June 06, 2008

Another Fuelish Enviro Show


Greetings Earthlings. Jean's back! Hopefully she'll have a report from the front lines. We return to the scene of the crime with another look at fossil fuels and what’s out there to replace them. Professor George Huber, researcher at UMass Amherst’s Chemical Engineering Department joins us in the studio for a look at biofuels that don’t eat up the crops. As always, we’ll checkout the Enviro Show Echo Chamber for the latest news on the environment, and we’ll see what Darth Cheney and the boy emperor are up to, as well as give you the quote of the week, but first it’s time for......Revenge of the Critters! Sheep attacks car! OK fans, talk about a Dodge Ram. How about a VW Ram? This is a see-it-to-believe-it video version of Revenge of the Critters. An Enviro Show blog exclusive!



Here's the Enviro Show Quote of the Week: "There is nothing more important in the culture of man [and we'd add: woman]than to resist the dangers of commerce" -Ralph Waldo Emerson.



In The Enviro Show Echo Chamber we celebrate the end of the road for the Hummer. Toooo bad! Instead, according to the Washington Post, Travelers are turning to public transportation. Meanwhile, the International Herald Tribune tells us bike sales are up. AND this from Reuters: Pact needed to save biofuels (what? Crops for food, not for fuel? How last year is that??) AND finally, though we’re not big Thomas Friedman fans, we can’t help but echo some of the sentiments concerning oil prices and supplies he expressed in this piece in his New York Times column. However(and not surprisingly),Friedman left out speculators as a prime reason for the spike in oil prices. We guess millionaires may be too busy accruing to see the whole picture?



There it is again! That god-awful theme music. Glen, tell us when it’s FINALLY over! This just in: In a report long delayed by partisan squabbling, the Senate Intelligence Committee on Thursday accused President Bush and Vice President Cheney of taking the country to war in Iraq by exaggerating evidence of links between Saddam Hussein and Al Qaeda. SURPRIZE! Also, Bush regime crony says goal for rich countries to curb greenhouse gases are ”frankly not do-able for us". No? Did you check that with Darth?



Speaking of Darth and the boy emperor,“Petroleum Bonapart” by Jim Page, longtime enviro troubadour, takes us to our interview with George Huber. Word has it that his daughter will be sitting in with us so we'll try to behave like adults......maybe.



Then we'll browse the Bus Stop Billboard for the latest:


Wednesday, June 11th, 2008 from 7 - 8 PM. CITIZENS UNITED FOR A HEALTHY FUTURE GENERAL MEETING. Toxics Action will be giving a presentation on Zero Waste in the Social Room of the Unitarian Society, 220 Main Street, Northampton (please walk down the driveway and use right side door, the meeting is downstairs). The proposed Northampton Regional Landfill expansion over the Barnes aquifer threatens the public drinking water supply in our area. If it goes forward, it would exempt a landfill in a Water Supply Protection District for the first time in Massachusetts.


Thursday, June 12, 5:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. ZONING ENFORCEMENT APPEAL City Council Chambers & Planning Director’s Office, Puchalski Building and Northampton City Hall Room 10, 212 and 210 Main Street Northampton MA.
5:30 p.m. ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS meets in the Council Chambers to hear an appeal of the Building Commissioner’s decision on alleged zoning violations of the Northampton Regional Landfill and seeking discontinuance of use as regional sanitary landfill. Citizens United for a Healthy Future. Stop the Northampton landfill expansion. www.savingparadise.info

Saturday, June 13, 7:30pm. MAGPIE performing enviro tunes at the Echo Lake coffee house. Leverett Town Hall, Leverett Center. Call 413-548-9394/diacrowe@yahoo.com.


Wednesday,June 18, 7 pm. NUCLEAR POWER: AT WHAT COST? Bangs Community Center, Boltwood Walk, Amherst, MA (behind the Unitarian Meetinghouse, Kellogg and N. Pleasant Sts.). The Enviro Show is a proud co-sponsor, btw. Call 256-1760


June 20-21, TAKING CHARGE OF OUR ENERGY FUTURE. UMass Amherst Campus Center, Amherst, MA. The Summit will be a hotbed of activity helping to create a network of thriving local communities - urban and rural - working together across race and class -building a way of life and an energy future that is sustainable and just.

Saturday, June 21, 7pm. Tom Neilson performing at Wildcat Sanctuary for Peace, Suggested donation $10 Rain or shine. Lawn seating or BYOC (bring your own chairs) Getting there: Wildcat Sanctuary for Peace is 1.5 miles west of Williamburg center, 300 yards west of Hyde Hill Road. Event info: 413 626 3800 or email: keith.harmon.snow@gmail.com


Wednesday June 25. 5:30-7:30pm, ARE "GREEN JOBS" UNION JOBS? Pioneer Valley CLC, 640 Page Blvd, Springfield. Green Jobs are all the rage now - for good reason, especially in Western Mass, where retrofitting buildings could provide a lot of jobs and we have the expertise. But not everyone is talking Green Jobs as Union Jobs and the possibility of Scabby Green Jobs looms large here. A Working Group on the Green Economy will discuss the issue. Info: Jon Weissman, 827-0301, wmjwj@wmjwj.org.


So much for this week. Next time it's Chris Cuomo with some climate crisis observations from way up north. Until then remember: listen to your Mother!

Thursday, May 22, 2008

The Urban Enviro Show


Greetings Earthlings. Time to talk about Mother Earth, the urban dweller. She’s stressed, she’s pressed-in, she’s not happy! Jonathan Bates, board member of Nuestras Raices, joins us to discuss that Holyoke organization’s work to protect the urban environment and create sustainable models for city living. As always, we’ll be checking out the latest from The Enviro Show Echo Chamber, the Quote of the Week, and naturally, the latest in dastardly deeds from The Empire, but first it’s time for....Revenge of the Critters! A listener suggestion: Parrot won’t talk! (at least not to the cops!)



In the Enviro Show Echo Chamber: This just in from The Montague Reporter - The state investigation into the remarks made by Massachusetts Aeronautics Commission director Robert Welch has officially concluded. You may recall from our last show, Welch was the guy who said "Tree-hugging Indians" were holding up progress on the proposed Turners Falls airport expansion. Welch has resigned, as of June 4th, according to Klark Jessen, director of communications for the Executive Office of Transportation. Soooo, will TF Airport Commissioner, Mark Fairbrother, who called Narragansetts trying to protect a sacred site, “rock-hugging Indians” follow Welch into the dustbin of history? We hope so! That would be FAIR…..brother! AND this from Grist: The Hulk talks up green buildings for low-income housing. AND FINALLY (and in keeping with the show’s theme) Our Enviro Show Blog Bonus, Grist Special Series on Smart(ish) Cities.



O no, it's that sound again! They’re back! Glen, when?? Yes, The Empire’s Big Oil operatives are still barricaded in the White House and, as always, up to no good. It looks like Henry Waxman is about to wax their collective ass however. He’s got Evidence that the White House influenced the EPA to deny a waiver California needed to regulate vehicle greenhouse-gas emissions. ALSO: the high priests of The Empire launch their latest offensive against the planet!



On our Enviro Show Quote of the Week we have this question from the year 1888:
“In this country the mass of the people are entire strangers to the sentiment of beauty; they deform whatever they touch. Will it always be so?”
–John Burroughs
(OK, it’s over a hundred years later, will it??)



We revisit “Toxic City”,by System of a Down on our way to the interview with Jonatan Bates. Then it's on to the....

Bus Stop Billboard:

Saturday, May 31; 8:45 to 1pm.; "Where on Earth are we going? What can we do about it?" A symposium to explore these questions and bring about an environmentally sustainable, spiritually fulfilling, and socially just human presence on this planet. Mass Audubon-Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary, 127 Combs Rd., Easthampton. To register call (413)584-3009, ext.812. Also go to: www.awakeningthedreamer.org

Saturday June 7; 10 am. Brattleboro Downtown. Come for the Strollin’ of the Hefers! Help Awaken the rest of Vermont and the tri state area to the threat of Vermont Yankee! We are going to be handing out literature and atomic red hots for the kids! Let them know if you would like to participate in distribution! call 413-863-8952 or email cchang@nukebusters.org

Saturday, June 7, 10 to 11:30 a.m. REPTILE SURVIVAL! Hitchcock Center for the Environment, 525 South Pleasant Street., Amherst, MA. To register call (413) 256-6006 Denise Passias & Jay Whitney, Reptile Enthusiasts. It will be a hands-on presentation that will be fun for all ages! Featuring more than ten different species of reptiles brought to you from the Kiss-A-Lizard show by Jay and Denise. Member: $5 Non-member: $8

ALSO at Hitchcock: NATURE'S STORYTIME. Free Every Tuesday, 11 a.m.
Come listen while we read a story book from our collection of nature-based children's literature and follow up with a short nature walk or activity. Pre-registration is encouraged but not required.

Saturday – June 14 – 7:30 pm. “Magpie” performs at the Echo Lake Coffee House, Town Hall, Leverett, MA. Terry and Greg are internationally known for their musical work in the environmental movement. For more info: www.magpiemusic.com Admission: $12/$10 seniors Call Diane for reservations: 413-548-9394/diacrowe@yahoo.com


June 18, 7:15pm. NUCLEAR POWER: AT WHAT COST? Bangs Community Center, Boltwood Walk, Amherst. Presented by CITIZEN AWARENESS NETWORK. This important program will offer information from experts regarding nuclear power and how it affects our society -
Merely 30 miles from Vermont Yankee, our local towns are subject to the effect of nuclear power in many ways, many of which are misunderstood and unclear. The Enviro Show is a co-sponsor.

Friday, June 2O & 21; 'Taking Charge of Our Energy Future' Summit UMass Amherst Campus Center. Help create a nework of thriving local communities - urban and rural - working together across race and class - building a way of life and an energy future that is sustainable and just. More than 30 workshops for municipal leaders, business owners, community leaders, environmental justice leaders, people wanting green job skills, teachers, parents, and students. Call 877-266-7543



That'll do it for this week. Next time: Pesky Mosquitoes, plus UMass scientist takes the sting out of fuel prices. Until then, remember to listen to your Mother!

Friday, May 09, 2008

The Threats to the Northern Forest Enviro Show


Greetings Earthlings. It’s more gloom & doom, this time right here at the doorway to the Great North Woods. Dr. Lee Frelich, director of the Center for Hardwood Ecology at the University of Minnesota joins us to discuss things like the European Earthworm invasion…yes, you heard me right, it’s not some “B” sci-fi flick AND it’s coming to a forest near you! Speaking of invasions, we’ll check-in with Darth Cheney and the boy emperor to see what sort of dastardly deeds they’ve been up to. David Kroodsma joins us live in the studio this time to talk climate and we’ll do a perusal of the news in the Enviro Show Echo Chamber, but first (you gussed it!) it’s time for.....Revenge of the Critters! Screwed by worms!.



The Enviro Show Quote of the Week comes from none other than Rachel Carson. Tune in for those words of wisdom. Then: there’s that chilling sound again! Glen, how much longer will this torture go? LITERALLY!! OK, we knew Darth Cheney was a bad guy, right? We knew he probably kicks dogs and scares little kids, but now we find out he even hates whales!! ALSO, the Bush regime eats its’ own (for not putting the corporados first, of course): Top EPA fired for doing her job. Surprise!



In the Enviro Show Echo Chamber Destruction of mangrove forests in Burma left coastal areas exposed to cyclone. Finally, we echo the good work of the Native Forest Network in their struggle to prevent the Plum Creek corporados from turning Maine’s Great North woods into some sort of yuppie playground. Development….it’s a threat, who’d a thunk it?? AND our Enviro Show Blog Bonus: Losing The Forests For the Trees: Tree Monocultures and Biofuels; that from our friends at the Global Justice Ecology Project.



"Earthworms" by Andrea Bunch from “Numinous” takes us to our interview with Lee Frelich. So we talked about some of the threats to the Northern Forest coming from slimeballs like Plum Creek, let's see about those worms.




On to the Bus Stop Billboard:

Like we said last time: it's Mass Bike Week with events throughout the Valley. Checkout www.massbike.org for details.

Thursday, May 15, 7pm. “Nowtopia”. Food for Thought Books, North Pleasant St., Amherst. Talk with author, Chris Carlsson. Outlaw bicycling, urban permaculture, biofuels, free software, and even the Burning Man festival are windows into a scarcely visible social transformation that is redefining politics as we know it.

Thursday, May 15, 7:15pm. Valley Coalition to Prevent War on Iran meeting,at Seeley hall, Smith College.

Friday, May 16, Noon; Iraq Moratorium: Vigil/March, Noon - 1:00, Main and State Street, Northampton. ALSO: Vigil Noon - 1:00, Amherst Town Common, Pleasant and Main Streets.

Saturday, May 17, May 17, 6:30 to 9:30 a.m. Birding by Ear
This is the best season and time of day to be immersed in the dawn chorus of bird songs. This is an experience in ear training that will expand how you see and hear the world. Bring binoculars and a field guide. We will be visiting sites at the Quabbin, along the bike trail, and at the Notch. Pre-registration is required and space is limited to 12 participants per trip. Meeting location provided upon registration.
Hitchcock Member: $10; Non-member: $15 Call (413) 256-6006

Sunday, May 18, 1pm The Rattlesnake gutter Trust’s 20 Year Celebration. Call 367-2842 for more info.


Monday, May 19 is the 332 anniversary of the massacre at Great Falls and a good time to meet Narragansett Deputy Tribal Historic Preservation Officer Doug Harris and documentary filmmaker Ted Timreck bringing Timreck's work-in-progress documentary about Native American sacred stone landscapes in Eastern North America, with a section specifically dealing with the stone ceremonial site at the Turners Falls Airport. The event starts at 7 p.m. at the Great Hall of the Discovery Center, across the street from the town hall and the Shady Glen. At a meeting at the Turners Falls Airport on April 4th,
Massachusetts Aeronautics Commission executive director Robert Welch
claimed "tree-hugging Indians" were holding up progress on the runway
project, and Turners Fall Municipal Airport Commissioner Mark
Fairbrother said they were "rock-hugging Indians." TO WHICH WE SAY: ROCK ON INDIANS!!


Monday, May 19; Last day to register for 20% discount to the 2008 Regional Sustainable Energy Summit at UMass, June 20 & 21st. Dozens of exciting workshops on cost saving energy ideas for homeowners, businesses, and communities, full-day green job training sessions, and networking opportunities for good time to community, business and campus leaders. Go to: www.cooppower.coop .

Wednesday, May 21st, 7-9pm. Solar Workshop for residents & Small Businesses. Town Room in the Amherst Town Hall. To register call: 586-7350, ext.25

Friday May 23- Monday May 26; Spring Maine EF! Rendezvous.
In the Great Maine North Woods near Moosehead Lake. Right now in northern Maine, the worlds largest land owner is trying to suck up the largest wilderness east of Mississippi and spit it out as condos and golf courses. In other words, its time to get our ERRR together, build our skills and grow our resistance, to this plan. Arrive Friday night and set up camp in time for an open-mic-less night. There will be a Night to Howl on Saturday evening. Bring musical instruments and your favorite circus tricks. Email: maineef (at) yahoo.com





"Forest" by System of a Down from "Toxic City" rocks us out (careful, this one has ragged edges!). Next time it's urban enviros and the struggle. Soooo, remember: Listen to yur' Mother!