Thursday, June 18, 2009

The Full of Sludge Enviro Show

Greetings Earthlings! Summer Solstice is upon us. Confirming what some have suspected all along: we're full of sludge (at least tonight). Catherine Price, author of The Sludge Report joins us to get into some heavy.....umm...sludge? Naturally, this provides us with the perfect segway into returning to the subject of Madera Energy's proposed forest incinerator, given that they plan to cool it with sewage! We'll hear from Glen on that, we're sure! As usual, we'll checkout other news of the planet in The Enviro Show Echo Chamber, hear the Quote of the Week, and maybe even get to the Bus Stop Billboard, but first it's time for...... Revenge of the Critters! Flies invade White House!. That'll teach you to blow the tops off mountains!

The Enviro show Quote of the week comes from our favorite Founding Father, Thomas Jefferson:

"The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. It is its natural manure."

"Try Not to Breathe" by REM takes us to our E-Valley-uation segment where we ponder the possibility of breathing sewage in the Valley! Sound crazy? Well....yeah! AND speaking of crazy: our Chris Collins Climate Challenge is in its third week, having been given new life by.....guess who? Chris Collins!

In The Enviro Show Echo Chamber Grist tells us the cure for the population bomb has finally been found by the father of the Gaia Hypothesis. Also this: Is it Bush Redux in the Obama White House?. Say it ain't so, O! And, as we close in on the House vote for the VERY compromised Waxman-Markey Climate/Energy Bill: Will Cap & Trade cause another market meltdown?. For The Enviro Show Blog Bonus Special we offer you the mind-bending film "Home". It's REALLY worth watching (unlike YouTube ditties of brain-addled tweens performing in front of their webcams).

Next is our interview with Catherine which was partly inspired by her piece in Grist's Poop Series. We'll avoid the s-word on the air (it's illegal, after all!) but no such shit to worry about here!

On the Bus Stop Billboard:

Wednesday, June 24, 6pm. Public "listening sessions" to receive feedback on the potential for wind power development on state-owned lands. Beacon Hill sees potential for large-scale wind installations in some regions of the state, particularly coastal areas and ridge tops in Western Massachusetts. Berkshire Community College, Main campus, K111 Theater, 1350 West Street, Pittsfield. BEWARE the Wind Energy Siting Reform Act!

Wednesday June 24, 5:30 - 7:30 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. Info: Jon Weissman, 827-0301

FRIDAY, JUNE 26th at the Massage School, 1 Northampton St., Easthampton. There are still openings available for a relaxing one-hour massage. Proceeds will benefit the Manhan Rail Trail sinkhole repair fund. Please call 529-2900 to make your reservation.

Sunday, June 28, 2009, 1 to 4 p.m. WHAT DOES NATURE DO? A BIOMIMICRY WALK. Hitchcock Center for the Environment, 525 South Pleasant Street, Amherst. Pre-registration is required; please call (413) 256-6006.

Saturday, July 4th. Join CAN for a 4th of July Parade in Brattleboro. We are ready for a change to renewable energy. It's our choice! Wear your Solar Roller T shirt or a sign for how We CAN Replace VY! Hopefully there will be 3 groups represented this yr! Contact

Tom Neilson's "Outhouse Blues", with words by Wanita Nelson takes us out. Next time Jana Chicoine returns to the studio for more biomess bashing. Tune in! And remember: listen to your Mother!

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