Tuesday, July 14, 2009

The Nuke-free Future Enviro Show

Greetings Earthlings. D.O.'s off this week, but he left this behind. Do you think "we can create a nuclear free future"? Doug Renik from AFSC braves the walk down to the basement to join us and talk about all things nuclear. Our new and improved segment, "Meet the new Boss..." finds Obama between a rock and a hard place! We'll have a look at the latest from the Biomess in our E-Valley-uation segment and checkout the Enviro Show Echo Chamber, but first it's time for.....Renvenge of the Critters! More Revenge of the Trees from Down-under!!

In our new "Meet the New Boss..." segment Greenpeace does the Obama banner-drop on Mt. Rushmore. Also, we try again for that "Bush redux" piece that keeps getting shelved.....over and over and over....

In our E-Valley-uation segment WE HAVE A WINNER! Collins is voicing second thoughts on the Biomess. The winner of the Chris Collins Climate Challenge is Mark Beaubien, Greenfield businessman and driver of sense into thick heads! Mark gets to be on the show AND wins the Mass Earth First! bumpersticker!! Also this: the proposed Springfield Biomess looks a LOT like environmental injustice!

Meanwhile, over in the Enviro Show Echo Chamber we refer you to Rainforest Action Network's Take Action page linked to The Enviro Show Blog for some on-line "activism". While here in the real world, how about some action in the street! Checkout the G20 and the International Coal Conference Actions, both coming to Pittsburg in late September. We're talking major action here! Also, your Enviro Show Blog Bonus Special: Ten things you can do to abolish the Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act.

"The Great Unknown" by Dar Williams takes us to our interview on a Nuclear Free Future. August, you may recall, is the anniversaries of the U.S. atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Some legacy, huh?

Finally, on the Bus Stop Billboard:

Wednesday, July 22, 6pm. Springfield Biomess meeting at the Arise office, 467 State St., Springfield. Call for info: 734-4948

Thursday, July 23, 2009, 5:15 p.m. to 7:15 p.m. MID-SUMMER EVENING NATURE WALK. Experience a leisurely late-day stroll around the Quabbin Dike at the height of life and activity in this ecosystem. We will encounter wildflowers, a chorus of insects, perhaps grazing deer, turkeys and the singing of Hermit Thrushes. Pre-registration is required; please call (413) 256-6006.

Saturday, July 26, 1-4pm. Water chestnut removal at Fitzgerald Lake. River Valley Market & Broad Brook Coalition. Call (413)584-2665

"Meltdown; Voices From Chernobyl" Part of August "Nuclear Free Future Month".
July 25, 7:30 PM GCC, Greenfield, MA
July 26, 7:30 PM Mocha Maya House, 47 Bridge St. Shelburne Falls, MA
July 27, 7 PM 1794 Meetinghouse Main St., New Salem, MA
August 25, 7 PM Edwards Church 299 Main St. Northampton, MA
For more info. contact Shantigar: 413 339 2747 (for July dates) Jeff Napolitano at AFSC-413-584-8975

Friday, July 31, 9am to 2pm. Come paddle the Connecticut River to Rainbow Beach in Northampton with the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation and learn about conservation efforts to protect the federally endangered Puritan Tiger Beetle. Found in only two locations on the planet (the other is Chesapeake Bay), the puritan tiger beetle faces some steep odds in its efforts to survive in the Connecticut River Watershed. Participants should meet at the Elwell Recreation Area boat landing, Northampton, Mass., at 9:00 am. Seating is limited. Bring lunch, water, sunscreen,
insect repellant, and binoculars (to see the beetles and other wildlife). Please call 413-863-3221 to register for this FREE program. Registration deadline is July 29, 2009.

Sunday, August 9. Solar Rollers Tour Vermont 31st Anniversary Ride. Brattleboro-Vernon. If you are interested in riding with us or interested in hosting the riders for an evening presentation and overnight floor space, please contact Claire at 413-626-3620 or cchang@nukebusters.org

We are soooo out of here. Next time: Carol Gray joins us to talk land conservation in South Amherst. Until then, remember to listen to your Mother!

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