thanksgiving-thankstaking-no-thankkks-amerikkka-raimGreetings Earthlings.  We’ve been trying to get Jean’s friend and longtime activist for the planet, Vandana Shiva into the studio for years now but given that Vandana is seemingly in constant motion around the globe all we’ve ever been able to do is get the recorded version. With that in mind, we roll the tapes! Naturally, we will also send you over for a visit with the Fool-on-the-Hill and with the New Boss and deep into The Enviro Show Echo Chamber, but first it’s time for……Revenge of the Critters! Another loyal listener recommended story, this one held back just for this occasion: our first snowfall of the season.  Tables turned on loud snowmobile enthusiasts chasing moose in Maine. Their claim not to be chasing the critter is trumped by their urge to be on TV. Stupid human motorized recreation freaks! Roll their tape.

This week we go plural yet again as 31 Dems and 221 Repugs vote in the U.S. House of Reprehensibles to go full bore on the proposed Keystone XL Pipeline from Hell. Of course, it’s yet another Repugnican inspired act of futility given that The New Boss has indicated he will veto the bill [See New Boss below], but these Fools simply can’t resist making asses of themselves. It’s just what they do!

And here he is! The New Boss is finally doing what he’s supposed to do: Save the Planet!  It’s reported that the bogus KXL bill will garner a big fat veto when it reaches Obama’s desk. It’s legacy time in the White House nowadays and we can expect to see some more backbone than we have in the past. That’s a good thing and we think he should be encouraged to do more. Can he arrest the Enemies of the Planet in DC and send them to Gitmo? No? Why not?? Anyway, those climate criminals are freaked out about the climate deal The Boss cut with China. Our take? Meh!

Our Enviro Show Quote of the Week comes from none other than our recorded guest:

“Nature shrinks as capital grows. The growth of the market cannot solve the very crisis it creates.” – Vandana Shiva

In our Enviro Show Echo Chamber we have a full……well, chamber! Funny that the New Boss should be speaking about the climate at the G20 just days after we read that “G20 Countries Spending 88 Billion a Year to Subsidize Climate Disaster” Maybe his new legacy schtick will rub off on the other capitalists, no? This seems like a good time to rerun this story from RT that ties together trashing the planet with the fracked gas boom (pun intended) in the U.S., our regional gas pipeline struggles, and the growing talk of a trade war with Russia. Dare we say “think globally act locally”? Or regionally for that matter: here’s a pretty fascinating reportback on that direct action at FERC in DC.  And speaking of FERC get this juicy quote: “FERC isn’t responsible for gauging projects’ impact on warming” — FERC Chairwoman Cheryl LaFleur. You’re on your own citizen!  We hope forest activists in Peru won’t be on there own. They need international support because they are being killed by enemies of the planet. Last Saturday’s New York Times had a disturbing piece on amphibians around the world threatened by two pathogenic fungus, one called Bs for short. No surprise that the fungus is spreading rampantly via the pet trade (which we’ve always thought was bs anyway). And finally, here’s our Enviro Show Blog Action Bonus: We need more solar in the Commonwealth! When you go to the form here you can boost the % up above the weak 20% indicated. We’re thinking we’ll double and raise them.

After we run the Vandana tapes by you we head over to the Bus Stop Billboard:

November 17th21st, Monday through Friday, at 12:00 – 1:00PM . Mothers out Front “Power Up at the Statehouse – Stand Up and be Counted”. The time is now for Governor Patrick, with the power mandated under the Global Warming Solutions Act, to make Massachusetts the first state in the country to draw the line against fossil fuels for its new energy needs, and make a better, more just, choice for everyone. Friday is the “Final Power Rally”. Go to: http://www.mothersoutfront.org/

Tuesday, November 18, 6:30pm – 8:30pm. Cowspiracy Screening at Cinemark at Hampshire Mall and XD, 367 Russell St, Hadley.

Monday, November 24, 7:00pm – 9:00pm. Climate Action Now / 350MA Node Meeting. The Unitarian Universalist Society of Amherst, 121 North Pleasant St., Amherst

 

Friday, November 28 Black Friday at Walmart events:

Orange ~ 11:00pm-Midnight Thanksgiving Night 11/27

Westfield ~ 10:00-11:00am

Chicopee ~ 11:30am-12:30pm

Pittsfield ~ Noon-1:00pm

North Adams ~ 1:00-2:00pm

Northampton ~ 1:15-2:15pm

East Windsor ~ 1:30-2:30pm

Ware ~ 1:30-2:30pm

Hadley ~ 1:30-2:15pm

Bus from Hadley to Springfield ~ 2:15pm

Springfield Rally ~ 3:00-4:00pm ~ Pioneer Valley stores are scheduled so that everyone can come to Springfield.

 

Thursday, December 4, 11:30am to 4pm. ISO New England – Consumer Liaison Group Meeting. Stakeholder forum between ISO New England and regional consumer organizations and advocates to exchange information about the economic impacts of New England’s bulk power system and wholesale electricity markets. A FERC rep may be there along with other fracked as pipeline proponents…..opps! FERC is supposed to be unbiased. Sorry. The Colonnade Hotel, 120 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA.

 

That is all. Next time it’s Buy Nothing Amherst/Northampton with Robin Jaffee and Rev. Billy calling in from the Church of Stop Shopping. We go out with Tom Neilson‘s “Something you ate” from the “It’s a Crime to Tell the Truth” album.

 

 

 

BookCoverGreetings Earthlings. Tired of reading Harry Potter stories or the latest in vampires or magical dragons? How about a love story in the time of climate chaos or maybe the Climate Crisis in verse? Brian Adams, Professor of Environmental Science at Greenfield Community College and author of “Love in the Time of Climate Change”, a cli-fi activist romantic comedy about global warming, joins us in the studio along with our own d.o. whose book “Bad Atmosphere – A Collection of Poetry & Prose on the Climate Crisis” is being launched on November 15. Extra! Extra! Read all about it! (sorry). As always we will also beguile you with tales of daring do by our Fool-on-the-Hill and a visit to The Enviro Show Echo Chamber, but first it’s time for…….Revenge of the Critters! Hawk takes out drone!!

Our Fool-on-the-Hill goes plural yet again. You may want to save this one, it’s a side-splitting video cluster of far-right climate change denial. You can hand this one down to your grandchildren when times come to prosecution. Ready? Set….WATCH!

Out front in The Enviro Show Echo Chamber we find the Pope making it absolutely clear it is a “grave sin against God the creator” to destroy the environment. We don’t know much about God but we’ve always said “No compromise in defense of Mother Earth!” and it sounds like His Holiness has come around too.  We know Halloween is over but how can we possibly not pass on the hair-raising news?? “Fukushima Radiation Nearing West Coast” That’s not some flaky tree-hugger making the case, it comes from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute, OK? And this: Remember “peak oil”? We are already there when Big Oil has to resort to fracking in order to pull their product out of the planet. Now, the folks at Post Carbon Institute present us with peak gas. Check out the report here. Speaking of gas, here’s our Enviro Show Blog Bonus Action Link on the bogus electrical rate hikes that keep reminding us of something from the recent past, something about…..what was the name?……O, right! Enron.  Here’s a PDF with some background on those rate hikes. How about some electricity without the fossil fools! Watch THIS. Finally, almost breaking news! Humanity’s suicide pact is progressing nicely.

Our Enviro Show Quote of the Week requires no trip to the Wayback Machine:

In reality, climate change is actually the biggest thing that’s going on every single day.” – Bill McKibben

Time for some E-Valley-uation. Next month the corporados at Kinder Morgan (did we mention KM is a spin-off of Enron?) will be holding “Open House” at various locations in Massachusetts including Greenfield and Athol. We imagine there will be some major spin taking place in these venues. We get dizzy just thinking about it. If you would like to dance with them in an organized sort of way go to the Mass Plan page here.  Also, have you been to the NoFrackedGasinMass site recently? They have a new video and the “Burden of Proof” paper up for your edification (not to mention stimulation of yur’ righteous outrage organ).

After our conversation with Brian and that other guy we move on to the Bus Stop Billboard:

Saturday, November 8 to 11. Grassroots organizers are planning nature walks along the KM pipeline route this November. Naturalists and biologists will be leading walks on Veterans Day weekend.  They seek to highlight the land that would destroyed if the pipeline were built.  Information at www.nofrackedgasinmass.org/november-nature-walks.  Contact Julia Blyth at 413-225-3196

Saturday, November 8th, 1:00-4:00 pm. Fossil Fuel Divestment for Individuals.  Come listen to our panel of experts explain how to get it done! Unitarian Universalist Society of Amherst, 121 North Pleasant Street, Amherst. Pre-registration not required but helpful.  Contact Darcy Dumont, dumont140@yahoo.com.

Saturday, November 15, 8:30am to 12:30pm. Stop the Pipeline Statewide Summit. Montachusett Regional Vocational School, 1050 Westminster St., Fitchburg, MA. Go to: StopNED.org

Saturday, November 15, 4pm. Book launch & reading by d.o. from his magnum opus, “Bad Atmosphere – a Collection of Poetry & Prose on the Climate Crisis” published by Levellers Press at Collective Copies, North Pleasant Street, Amherst, MA See: http://enviroshow.wordpress.com/bad-atmosphere/

Tuesday, December 2, 6pm. Kinder Morgan Open House on the fracked gas pipeline. Orange Innovation Center; 131 West Main St., Orange, MA

Wednesday, December 3, 6pm. KM Open House. Greenfield Community College; One College Drive, Greenfield, MA

Wednesday, December 10, 6pm. KM Open House. Mohawk Trail Regional High School; 24 Ashfield Rd., Shelburne Falls, MA

 

That’s all folks! Did you forget anything? How about you listen to your Mother!

 

 

 

smilin_20jack_smallGreetings Earthlings. We are afraid we’ve lost many of our listeners over the years due to all the doom & gloom we foist on you, so this Halloween season we’ve decided to…….ramp it up! Buwaahahahaha! (sorry). The Good Green Witch returns to give us the lowdown on our favorite hollowday and Terra Friedrichs from Pass Mass Amendent along with local activist Diane McAvoy will scare the wits out of you with creepy tales of Corporate America. All that plus a dark night’s journey into The Enviro Show Echo Chamber and a visit with the Fool-on-the-Hill, but first it’s time for……..Revenge of the Critters! Another Walmart horror story! Prrrrrrfect for Halloween. Walmart shopper’s child  attacked by bat near the Tombstone Pizza shelf!!

It’s Fool-not-yet-on-the-Hill time again! Remember Scott Brown? This from Grist:”Former Massachusetts Sen. Scott Brown (R) is running for Senate in New Hampshire. In a GOP primary debate in August, asked whether he believed in human-made climate change, he said, “Uh, no.” Now that he’s in the general, he says that climate change is “a combination of manmade and natural. That’s what I’ve said, and I continue to believe that.”  Pants on fire!!

Our Quote of the Week calls for another trip in the Wayback Machine: “

“I love Nature partly because she is not man, but a retreat from him…..He is constraint, she is freedom to me. He makes me wish for another world. She makes me content with this.”   [Henry David Thoreau Journal, 3 January 1853]

We Meet the New Boss hedging on methane emissions enough that some of his fellow Dems have called him on it (politely of course!). The frightening idea of increased fracked gas production and transportation as a “bridge” to future renewables gives us the shivers but it’s all the rage down in DC (where disturbing gas emissions are everywhere! ). You can contact his EPA here. When will the Boss start thinking legacy? Tick-tock, tick-tock……..

The Enviro Show Echo Chamber we have some scary news for you: Sea Level Rise Highest Rate in 6,000 Years! Well, we guess higher seas mean more room for the whales, no? (sorry). If Big Oil has its way though, there will be even fewer whales. Here’s our Enviro Show Blog Bonus so YOU can do something about it. More scary news! Did you hear about NASA discovering a 2,500 square mile methane cloud looming over the Four Corners out West? Would you be surprised if we told you that trick is  “likely from established gas, coal, and coalbed methane mining and processing.” ?

A little E-Valleyuation here: We have pics from Yesterday’s Climate Justice March in Springfield (resulting in a City Council vote to adpt a climate plan for The City of Homes). And this: The Enviro Show endorses Rep. Stephen Kulik for another term as Massachusetts State Representative for First Franklin District of Western Massachusetts.

After we visit with The Good Green Witch , as well as chat with Diane and Terra about those corporate devils, it’s on to the Bus Stop Billboard:

 

Monday, October 27, from 5 to 7pm. Book launch at the Arts Block Cafe across from the Commons, on Main St.”‘To the Village  Square: From Montague to Fukushima” is about power; not just nuclear power but… the power of community to force action and make a change. This book is an homage to the power of democracy in pursuit of a safe and clean environment for all.”

Saturday, November 1, 10am-3pm. Tracking Climate in the Trees: A tour of Harvard Forest’s Ecosystems and Long-term Ecological Research. A field trip to this fascinating site. will begin with a guided tour of the Harvard Forest Fisher Museum.  Carpooling from the Hitchcock Center at 9am.  Members $30/Non-member $35 • Registration required • Space is limited. Call: 413-256-6006

November 1 – 7. Beyond Extreme Energy actions in DC. WE call on FERC to make decisions based on the well-being of current and future generations and the protection of our shared natural resources. For Valley organizing info contact: Dineen O’Rourke from Hampshire College. dineenorourke@gmail.com. General info at: www.popularresistance.org/beyond-extreme-energy-action-to-retire-fossil-fuels/

Saturday, November 8 to 11. Grassroots organizers are planning nature walks along the KM pipeline route this November. Naturalists and biologists will be leading walks on Veterans Day weekend.  They seek to highlight the land that would destroyed if the pipeline were built.  Information at www.nofrackedgasinmass.org/november-nature-walks.  Contact Julia Blyth at 413-225-3196

Saturday, November 8th, 1:00-4:00 pm. Fossil Fuel Divestment for Individuals.  Come listen to our panel of experts explain how to get it done! Unitarian Universalist Society of Amherst, 121 North Pleasant Street, Amherst. Pre-registration not required but helpful.  Contact Darcy Dumont, dumont140@yahoo.com.

Saturday, November 15, 4pm. Book launch & reading by d.o. from his magnum opus, “Bad Atmosphere – a Collection of Poetry & Prose on the Climate Crisis” published by Levellers Press at Collective Copies, North Pleasant Street, Amherst, MA See: http://enviroshow.wordpress.com/bad-atmosphere/

That is all. We go out with “Corporatios are Human” by Tom Neilson, from “Between the Rivers”. Next time it’s our End of the World Book Show. Don’t forget to bring your reading glasses, freeze dried veggies and 10 years supply of coffee beans. Until then, remember………..listen to your Mother!

Root for the Trees Enviro Show

Posted: October 2, 2014 in Uncategorized

calmtreesGreetings Earthlings. Were you aware our friends the trees have the wrong color leaves? Did you know they pollute the atmosphere? Some assistant professor at Yale seems to think so and the “Paper of Record” printed her…um…findings? on the eve of the Peoples Climate March (interesting timing, yes?). Prof. Emeritus William R. Moomaw  of the Center for International Environment and Resource Policy at Tufts University joins us along with Michael Kellet of Restore the North Woods to parse the farce. As usual we will take you by the hand for a visit with The-Fool-on-the-Hill and to visit The Enviro Show Echo Chamber, maybe treat you to the Quote of the Week and some E-Valley-uation, but first it’s time for…..Revenge of the Critters! It’s another Seeing-is-Believing issue of Revenge, this one sent to us by our roving reporter & troubadour Tom Neilson: Fox hunter caught in his own trap!

This week’s Fool-on-the-Hill is Rep. Larry Bucshon (Repugnican-IN). Just because Larry looks very much like Curly doesn’t mean he’s a stooge (except for Big Oil & Gas). He “not only sealed himself in the books as a climate denier, but also admitted that he doesn’t accept the scientific literature on climate change because the scientists who write it need global warming to exist in order to get paid.”  Where is Moe when we really need him?

Here’s this week’s Enviro Show Quote:

“What we are doing to the forests of the world is but a mirror reflection of what we are doing to ourselves and one another”.

- Mahatma Gandhi

In The Enviro Show Echo Chamber we find some troubling news for the trees from out west. We guess we should balance that with some good news, no? How about the climate criminal Koch brothers freaking out about some criticism? Speaking of criticism checkout the corporados at Forbes slamming the corporados at Big Gas. We love it when they fight among themselves. Here’s one for your uncle George who thinks “natural” gas is either non-polluting or some sort of bridge to the future: Natural Gas will Raise Emissions, Worsen Climate.  Maybe you can even get him to sign this petition! The so-called regulators who are supposed to keep Big Gas and keepers of the grid honest have our friend Karl Meyer asking who will regulate the regulators. You think Enron is history? Google “Kinder Morgan & Enron”. Finally, this week’s comic relief: Entergy Corporation One of America’s 100 Best Corporate Citizens!

In our E-Valley-uation segment it’s heads-up for dawn with a total eclipse of the Blood Moon Wednesay morning. “On Oct. 8, Interested skywatchers should attempt to see the total eclipse of the moon and the rising sun simultaneously. The little-used name for this effect is called a “selenelion,” a phenomenon that celestial geometry says cannot happen.” We love things that happen when they can’t but given the weather forcast…..maybe it can’t?  Also, we note that some 90 folks showed up at a Climate Action Now! meeting in the wake of the Peoples Climate March in NYC. Let’s hope the momentum keeps increasing, after all we are trying to…..save the planet!! CAN!’s next meeting in Amherst is on Monday October 27. Go to climateactionnowma.org for more. We are still trying to get on their agenda for a presentation on Trees & the Climate Crisis. After all, climate chaos isn’t just about emissions, right? Let’s talk carbon capture too!

After our discussion with Michael and Bill Moomaw we move over to the Bus Stop Billboard:

Friday October 17 to Sunday the 19th. New England Environmental Justice Summit. St. James Episcopal Church, 76 Federal St., New London, CT. Call: 617-442-3343 ext.229

Monday, October 20, 5pm.. March to the City Council to Demand a Climate Action Plan for Springfield  The march will begin from two locations: Northgate Plaza, 1985 Main Street and Arise at 467 State Street. The two groups will meet on Main Street in downtown Springfield. Unified, we will go to the steps of City Hall for a speak-out, then we will pack the Council meeting and share our passion for a cleaner Springfield. More info at: susantheberge@comcast.net

Saturday October 18, All Day Stop the Pipeline Yard sales in various towns along the proposed route. Go to: http://www.nofrackedgasinmass.org/statewide-yard-sale/

Saturday October 18, 6 to 9pm. The Fracked Gas Hall of Horrors! at the Franklin County Pumpkinfest. 177 Avenue A, Turners Falls, MA. Stop the scary pipeline info table with extra Halloween flavor! We’ll be there representing the corporados like a wolf in sheeps clothing.

Friday & Saturday, October 24 & 25, 5–8:00pm. The Enchanted Forest: A Non-scary Halloween Event. Sounds of the Night. Hitchcock Center for the Environment. Pre-registration is a must as this event fills early. Come to the Enchanted Forest for a magical treat. You will be led along our pumpkin lit forest trails where creatures will emerge to share their stories. Fun for all ages! Fee but under 3 years free. Registration required, please call to sign up for a walk time, space is limited. Call 413-256-6006

Sunday, October 26, 1:30 to 5pm. D.O. and other poets & writers reading from their work on the final day of the Greenfield Annual Word Festival.  D.O. will be reading selections from his soon to be released Levellers Press collection of poetry & prose on the Climate Crisis titled “Bad Atmosphere”. The reading will take place at the Ocean Grill & Steakhouse banquet room, 30 Federal Street in Greenfield.

Monday, October 27, from 5 to 7pm. Book launch at the Arts Block Cafe across from the Commons, on Main St.”‘To the Village  Square: From Montague to Fukushima” is about power; not just nuclear power but… the power of community to force action and make a change. This book is an homage to the power of democracy in pursuit of a safe and clean environment for all.”

Saturday, November 1, 10am-3pm. Tracking Climate in the Trees: A tour of Harvard Forest’s Ecosystems and Long-term Ecological Research. A field trip to this fascinating site. will begin with a guided tour of the Harvard Forest Fisher Museum. Weather permitting, the trip will include an optional climb of our new, 90-foot research tower, to look out over miles of forest canopy and learn about carbon exchange between the atmosphere and a forest. Bring a picnic lunch for after the tour and expect to have some reflective, or wandering time after lunch to explore the site yourself before we leave around 3. Carpooling from the Hitchcock Center at 9am.  Members $30/Non-member $35 • Registration required • Space is limited. Call: 413-256-6006

November 1 – 7. Beyond Extreme Energy actions in DC. WE call on FERC to make decisions based on the well-being of current and future generations and the protection of our shared natural resources. For Valley organizing info contact: Dineen O’Rourke from Hampshire College. dineenorourke@gmail.com. General info at: www.popularresistance.org/beyond-extreme-energy-action-to-retire-fossil-fuels/

Saturday, November 8 to 11. Grassroots organizers are planning nature walks along the KM pipeline route this November. Naturalists and biologists will be leading walks on Veterans Day weekend.  They seek to highlight the land that would destroyed if the pipeline were built. Look for more information or contact us with a suggestion or offer of help at www.nofrackedgasinmass.org/november-nature-walks. We’re still looking for more places along the pipeline route to walk (especially west of the Connecticut River) and more naturalists to lead walks. Contact Julia Blyth at 413-225-3196

Saturday, November 8th, 1:00-4:00 pm. Fossil Fuel Divestment for Individuals. Want to stop investing in the companies that are causing the climate crisis? Wondering how to go about divesting your holdings from fossil fuel companies? Come listen to our panel of experts explain how to get it done! Unitarian Universalist Society of Amherst, 121 North Pleasant Street, Amherst. Pre-registration not required but helpful.  Contact Darcy Dumont, dumont140@yahoo.com.

 

That’s it. We go out with Tom Neilson‘s “Clearcutting the trees”.  Next time The Good green witch joins us for our Halloween special. Sooooo, if you’re out at night you better remember to listen to your Mother!

 

 

Meet the Greens Enviro Show

Posted: September 20, 2014 in Uncategorized

GRPGreetings Earthlings. Recall our breaking news on the last show about the Massachusetts Green-Rainbow Party coming out against logging in our public forests? This week the three GRP candidates on November’s ballot will join us to discuss that and more. Also we get an Autumnal Equinox call-in from our favorite, The Good Green Witch!  We’ll reflect on the Peoples Climate March and as usual we will also take you on a trip to meet the Fool-on-the-Hill and to Meet the New Boss, as well as a visit to The Enviro Show Echo Chamber, but first it’s time for………Revenge of the Critters! In this age of Climate Crisis we here on The Enviro Show reserve the right to include trees (our climate saviors) in the Revenge segment. With that in mind we have a two-fer for you here.

Time to meet The-Fool-on-the-Hill!  Guess what? He’s baaaaackk! No, not that arch fool from Oklahoma, it’s Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (Repugnican-CA). This time Dana suggested the U.S. Transportation Department is hiding a stealth global-warming “theory” behind the guise of a rail-safety crackdown. Hey, maybe all those exploding or leaking fossil fool trains are having theoretical accidents!

We Meet the Boss as his corporate captured Federal Energy Regulatory Commission downplays disaster. Three grassroots groups are calling on FERC to withdraw a “fatally flawed” Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the proposed fracked gas pipeline that would extend from New York to Massachusetts. “The groups maintained one of the many “glaring holes” in the DEIS is its failure to adequately address the “potentially catastrophic impacts” of placing a 42-inch diameter, high pressure gas pipeline near residential neighborhoods, an elementary school and the Indian Point nuclear power plants” and their vast store of spent fuel rods. What could possibly go wrong??

Just inside the door to The Enviro Show Echo Chamber we find an invitation to stand up for the Trees on Sunday’s big climate march in NYC. Of course, if you’re reading this after the fact the good news is….you can still stand up for the Trees! How about starting here? [UPDATE: Checkout our Facebook page on the Rodale, Inc. "press conference" in the wake of the big march] Further into the chamber you may feel a…..chill? when you read about 2012 & 2013 bringing the largest CO2 increase in 30 years to planet Earth.

Our E-Valley-uation segment begins with a celebration. The corporate backers of “The Retreat”, the proposed upscale student housing project slated for the woods behind Cushman Village in Amherst, have…..retreated! Score one for the Spotted Salamanders. What now?  [UPDATE: Read our Letter in The Amherst Bulletin here]. Now, we have that conversation with the Greens. Then it’s on to the Bus Stop Billboard:

Wednesday, Sept. 17, 6 pm, Why We Need a Climate Change Plan in Springfield and How to Get It. Gerena School, 200 Birnie Ave., Springfield, MA. The city of Springfield still doesn’t have a climate action plan. But a good plan could be the best thing to happen to Springfield in decades. We can pay less for electricity, spark economic development, create jobs, pollute less and clean up our air. We can protect our children, our neighborhoods, our water and our air. Food & Childcare available. Call: 413-734-4948 or 787-5191.

September 18, 6:00 to 7:30PM. The Town of Greenfield will hold a Solar Challenge public informational event at the Greenfield Public Library Meeting Room at 402 Main Street on Thursday, September 18 from 6 to 7:30 PM. The Solar Challenge Team will provide an overview of the program and answer questions about this opportunity for Greenfield residents and businesses to take advantage of solar electric systems.This opportunity to contract for a solar electric system at lower-than-usual cost will end on Nov. 15, with the lower prices due to group buying. For more information email SolarChallenge@greenfield-ma.gov or call 413-772-1389

October 1, 6 pm Arise/Climate Action Now! community meeting at South Congregational Church, 45 Maple St., Springfield.

In early November Beyond Extreme Energy, a coalition of people taking action to retire fossil fuels is calling for a non-violent sit-in at FERC,  a captured agency licensed by the US Department of Energy to issue permits for the building of large-scale oil, gas and electrical infrastructure. More here: https://sites.google.com/site/beyondextremeenergy/action-overview
That’s it for now. Remember, listen to your Mother!

 

s-statue-of-liberty-small1.jpg Greetings Earthlings. We’re devoting most of this show to The Peoples Climate March taking place in New York City on Sunday, September 21 in conjunction with a UN summit on the climate crisis. Of course, the March goes down to the Westside of the City and the UN is very much on the Eastside, but in spite of that bit of counter-intuitiveness the event may well prove to be historic. If it’s not historic enough for you the good news is that the UN is not going anywhere. It will still be on 1st Avenue between 42nd and 48th Street and some groups like the Global Climate Convergence and Beyond the March are planning actions close-by such #FloodWallStreet on Monday. Also, there are other events planned during the week such as the NYC Climate Convergence and the Peoples Climate Justice Summit. In other words, it’s all climate all week long and on this show we’ll get a call from Peoples’ Climate March HQ plus most of the Valley’s bus captains will be in the studio to help us all think local. We’ll get into that as well as a visit with the Fool-on-the-Hill and to Meet the New Boss, but first it’s time for……….

UPDATES! There are still seats available on a Brattleboro bus that may pick-up in Greenfield. Go HERE to find out more. For other Valley transportation info go HERE

AND Revenge of the Critters! WARNING foodies: Watch out for body parts!

BREAKING NEWS – This just in from MA Green-Rainbow Party Secretary of the Commonwealth candidate Danny Factor: “I am very pleased to announce that yesterday, the Green-Rainbow Party Administrative Committee ruled that the GRP opposes all logging on Massachusetts public lands. This is now the official position of the Green-Rainbow Party.” This is great news! Now……where does this leave the Dems? Lost in the woods? We will have the Green Party candidates on our next show, btw.

This week’s Fool-on-the-Hill is Nebraska Repugnican Congressman Lee Terry who wins the Cornhusker State’s trophy for being Nebraska’s Top Climate Denier. Think Progress tells us, “Terry has called himself a “light green,” and has said that his policy decisions will be based on “where the science goes.” However, he has publicly rejected the fact that scientists overwhelmingly accept that climate change is real and caused by humans.” That green is so light it looks transparent from here!

We Meet the New Boss as his Council on Environmental Quality caves to the corporados. According to our friends over at Climate Connections: “Just over a month before the United Nations convenes on September 23 in New York City to discuss climate change and activists gather for a week of action, the Obama White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) argued it does not have to offer guidance to federal agencies it coordinates with to consider climate change impacts for energy decisions.” We can only imagine where those agencies will get their guidance from!

A few notes here in The Enviro Show Echo Chamber: Vermont Digger tells us the so-called Nuclear Regulatory Commission has approved a new Waste Confidence Rule. “The previous Waste Confidence Rule determined that spent fuel could be safely stored on site for at least 60 years after a plant permanently ceased operations,” said Neil Sheehan, spokesman for the NRC. In the new standard, Continued Storage of Spent Nuclear Fuel Rule, NRC staff members reassessed three time frames for the storage of spent fuel — 60 years, 100 years and indefinitely. But Sandy Levine, senior attorney for the Conservation Law Foundation, said the new rule is business as usual for the nuclear industry. “The waste will stay at the plants indefinitely. Long-term storage of nuclear waste continues to be a problem the US has refused to grapple with.” Think Vermont Yankee people! Meanwhile back at the Peoples Climate March, Chris Hedges stirs the pot with his latest smackdown on liberals. It’s a good think piece in spite of the off-putting headline. Our Enviro Show Blog Bonus is a must-see. You MUST go HERE. Finally, you may recall our cynical remarks way back last winter about the KM corporate fracked gas pipeline being mostly intended for the export market? Check this out.

In our E-Valley-uation segment the Peoples Climate March bus captains will update you on seating availability in your area. If you are in Springfield, MA go here for that info. After that we….um…march? over to the Bus Stop billboard:

Sunday, September 7, 5pm. Screening of “Disruption”Unitarian at the Universalist Social Hall at 121 N. Pleasant St. in Amherst. Get together to watch the new movie and have a discussion about what we can all do to fight climate change. This film is released in anticipation of the People’s Climate March on September 21st in NYC. Join us for the film and some refreshments!

Wednesday, September 10, 6pm. North End Coalition to Hold Climate Justice/Air Pollution Community Meeting at the NEON Office, Gerena School Main Street entrance.
A Springfield North End health-focused coalition will be holding a community meeting to discuss how to combat air pollution and climate change. Call: 413-732-3229

Wednesday, September 10, 7:00pm – 8:30pm. Book launch for “Danger at the Gates”. Alice Ott, cyber sleuth, veteran activist, and Raging Granny,(modeled on Francis Crowe) returns to sound the alarm in highly suspicious murder case. When the body of a woman is found at the front gates of an aging nuclear power plant, Homeland Security is called in. 20 West Street, Northampton, MA Coolidge Room, Forbes Library. Go to: https://www.facebook.com/peace.comm.9#!/events/1494514134121983/

Saturday, September 13, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm. Bird Puppet-Making Session 2, Heritage Park, 221 Appleton St, Holyoke. Make hand-held bird puppets from cardboard for the People’s Climate March with theatre artist and activist Beth Fairservis. We hope to fill the streets with flocks of birds handmade by groups in Western MA. RSVP to Beth Fairservis: bethbirth@crocker.com.

Saturday, September 13, 10:30 AM to 3:30 PM. Green-Rainbow Party gathering to define actions and roles of volunteers for the 7 weeks leading to the November 4, 2014 state election. Worcester Public Library, Banx Room, 3 Salem St. Go to:http://www.green-rainbow.org/

Sunday, September 14, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm. Bird Puppet-Making Session 3, Yurt in the Woods Studio, Haydenville

Wednesday, Sept. 17, 6 pm, Why We Need a Climate Change Plan in Springfield and How to Get It. Gerena School, 200 Birnie Ave., Springfield, MA. The city of Springfield still doesn’t have a climate action plan. But a good plan could be the best thing to happen to Springfield in decades. We can pay less for electricity, spark economic development, create jobs, pollute less and clean up our air. We can protect our children, our neighborhoods, our water and our air. Food & Childcare available. Call: 413-734-4948 or 787-5191.

Saturday & Sunday, Sept. 21 The biggest demonstration in the history of the climate movement is happening in New York City.
The People’s Climate March will be held as world leaders and members of the United Nations gather to discuss the climate crisis. If we expect real action on global warming, we need to make our voices heard. Tens of thousands of activists are gathering for this important event. This peaceful protest for a healthy climate will include a massive march through New York City, street theater, music, speakers and whatever creative energy you and your friends can bring. Go to: http://peoplesclimate.org/march/

That’s it for now. See you in the Big Apple but remember: listen to your Mother!

Discarded plastic water bottles on route of London Marathon Greetings Earthlings. Paper or plastic? Never mind, it’s time to “Get Drastic About Plastic”! Garrett Connelly of Greenfield Zero Waste and Greening Greenfield joins us to discuss doing away with plastic packaging in Greentown. Is that really so drastic?? We’ll try not to get too wrapped up in that so there will be time for some other E-Valley-uation and a trip to visit The-Fool-on-the-Hill and the Enviro Show Echo Chamber, but first it’s time for…….Revenge of the Critters! Another Walmart shopper punished! “Things got a bit more dicey for Jeriel Joiner. While shopping at a St. Augustine, Florida, Wal-Mart, he reached in among some potted plants in the garden center to grab a baby bottle dropped by his infant son. What he got instead was a bite on the finger from a pygmy rattlesnake. Joiner survived, but doctors had to amputate the finger.” Maybe Dad was also punished for using plastic baby bottles? Shop Local/Breast feed!

It’s another turn as our Fool-off-the-Hill (he keeps trying to join the other ones), Repugnican Congressional hopeful Art Robinson returns to the campaign trail. This time he wants voters to send him their….um…..well, their pee. We don’t have to make this stuff up ya’ know, these are, after all, Repugnicans, OK? Last time around, Robinson wanted to get rid of radioactive waste by spraying it from planes!

In our E-Valley-uation segment we want to let you know about WMass planning for the big Peoples Climate March in New York City on Sunday, September 21. First off, The Enviro Show has initiated a Trees & the Climate hub for the March. To take part and help plan that contingent to the March go HERE. Then there are buses leaving from various parts of the Valley. You can get onboard by contacting these bus captains: Currently, the bus captain in Amherst is Rooney Charest (rooney.c.charest@gmail.com). For bus captaining in other parts of the Pioneer Valley, including Northampton contact Brit Albritton (britalb@gmail.com). In Greenfield contact Pamela S.Kelly (pamelaskelly@comcast.net). Another bus is being organized on Facebook by the Smith College Green Team. Go here for that. We’ll be back to this segment with our guest but let’s take a walk over to The Enviro Show Echo Chamber first, OK?

Time to Meet the New Boss! This time the Boss is gutting food stamps to the tune of $8.7Billion. According to MSNBC that will cause “850,000 households to lose an average of $90 per month.” And what did the Prez have to say about that? “Congress passed a bipartisan Farm Bill that is going to make a big difference in communities across the country”. Well…….we guess!

In the Enviro Show Echo Chamber we find our friends at Grist have discovered a certain corporate fracked gas pipeline project (does that sound familiar?). Also, our Gov here in the Commonwealth appears to be backing off on that corporate fracked gas pipeline we’ve been going on about since last February BUT that old crank Repugnican Gov. LePage up in Maine remains at full speed ahead. LePage has the distinction of being The Nation’s Craziest Governor so why not put him out front on this proposed pipe dream? And, speaking of Governors with….umm….issues? That one from the Sunshine State with the buggy eyes? It seems Rick Scott was out to lunch while meeting with climate scientists recently. At least he saved some time while doing the public’s business! Meanwhile over in Oklahoma (where they know a thing or two about crazy) folks got 20 fracking earthquakes in one day. We think that’s considered a bit above normal out there (what ever constitutes normal in Oklahoma).

After our conversation with Garrett we take you over to the Bus Stop Billboard:

Tuesday, September 2, 2014, 9:00am to 3:00pm. Practical Options for Food Production Resilience in an Increasingly Variable Climate, Immanuel Lutheran Church, Amherst. Fee based.
Dr. Christine Jones is an internationally-acclaimed agricultural consultant with a specific message regarding sequestration of carbon and humus development through appropriate agricultural practices. Dr. Jones’ work focuses on how to maximize photosynthesis through biological processes. Her message is appropriate for anyone who raises food, for those who focus on conserving our natural resources, and for climate activists. Details and registration information can be found online at http://www.nofamass.org/events/type/farming

Monday, September 8: Fall River District Court trial of Ken Ward and Jay O’Hara. Ward & O’Hara anchored their lobster boat in the shipping channel off the Brayton Point Power Station last May in Somerset. Flying an American flag and a banner reading “#coalisstupid,” the two men blocked the delivery of 40,000 tons of Appalachian mountaintop coal to New England’s largest coal-burning power plant for a day. Now they face charges of disturbing the peace, conspiracy, and motorboat violations. Although conviction could result in nine months of jail time, they’ll admit to everything. They’ll argue that it’s really climate change and the government’s ineffective policies that should be on trial. Then they’ll ask the jury to find them not guilty by reason of “necessity.” Go to:

Saturday & Sunday, Sept. 21 The biggest demonstration in the history of the climate movement is happening in New York City. The People’s Climate March will be held as world leaders and members of the United Nations gather to discuss the climate crisis. If we expect real action on global warming, we need to make our voices heard. Tens of thousands of activists are gathering for this important event. This peaceful protest for a healthy climate will include a massive march through New York City, street theater, music, speakers and whatever creative energy you and your friends can bring. Go to: http://peoplesclimate.org/march/

That is all. We go out with “Polluting is Fun” by Ray Korona & friends, but quite frankly it doesn’t look like much “fun” from here. Next time it’s The Peoples Climate March. Until then remember………LISTEN TO YOUR MOTHER!!

Another Enviro B-Day Show

Posted: August 9, 2014 in Uncategorized

edaycakeGreetings Earthlings. We are 9 years old now and like many at our age we are becoming “much more independent, and are developmentally mature enough to handle many responsibilities and situations with minimal adult intervention”. With this in mind we are thinking of chaining ourselves to heavy machinery and demanding an end to destructive logging on public lands or we’ll hold our breath until our faces turn blue, OK?? Did you get us a big Birthday cake? No?? Why not? You don’t love us!! We hate you!!!!……(sorry)….we didn’t mean that….we don’t know what gets into us sometimes. Anyway, we do know that the Climate Summer Riders are getting ready to ride off into the sun…..rise, actually. Georgette of the West Team calls in with a retrospect. As usual here on the show we will take you on another trip to The Enviro Show Echo Chamber, to visit The Fool-on-the-Hill and to Meet the New Boss but first it’s time for…….Revenge of the Critters! You’ll have to see this to believe it (or not). Butterflies attack human!

Time to Meet the New Boss! This time we find The Boss and his Administration (under the guise of the Bureau of Land Management) selling coal mining leases on our public lands to Old King Coal “at far below their market value, and even farther below the cost of their pollution on society.” That, dear taxpayer, will cost YOU something in the order of……$50 billion! Fork it over……suckers.

Our Fool-on-the-Hill is a lot like Freddie Kruger: he just keeps coming back for more. Yup, it’s none other than Repugnican Senator James Inhofe who “blocked Senate Democrats on July 28 from passing a resolution that would have acknowledged the reality of climate change.” Once a fool, always a fool, or so they say. We can’t help but agree and history? Well, history is bound to agree….if there is any.

In The Enviro Show Echo Chamber we lead off with a success story (sorry, doom & gloom fans). After years of controversy over dam removals it appears the proponents were correct. The fish are returning (they are sooooo forgiving!). This from Nature. In Massachusetts news we’re told by the Sierra Club that the updated bottle bill will be on the ballot in November as Question 2. They need volunteers to counter the onslaught of industry propaganda. If you’re up for that go here. Back to the Doom and Gloom! Did you read about the “mysterious” giant crater appearing in the Arctic Circle? Mystery solved!. O, and it gets worse. That should be enough scary news for now, yes?

In our E-Valley-uation segment we thought we’d point out to our listeners that those corporados at Kinder Morgan (who want to turn our communities into a climate sacrifice zone) are holed up just over the border in Enfield, CT! They’re at 8 Anngina Drive in Enfield in case you want to have a word with them. Just sayin”! And speaking of going places, are YOU going to the BIGGEST climate action ever? Buses are already being filled for The Peoples Climate March here in the Valley. You can get onboard by contacting these bus captains: Currently, the bus captain in Amherst is Rooney Charest (rooney.c.charest@gmail.com). For bus captaining in other parts of the Pioneer Valley, including Northampton contact Brit Albritton (britalb@gmail.com). In Greenfield contact Pamela S.Kelly . Another bus is being organized on Facebook by the Smith College Green Team. Go here for that if you’re on FB.

On to the Bus Stop Billboard!

Sunday August 17 & 24, 8:30 to 9:45AM. Canal Side Nature Walk. Great Falls Discovery Center, 2 Avenue A, Turners Falls, MA. Meet outside the main entrance to the Discovery Center. All ages are welcome. We will leisurely explore level, accessible, and paved bike trails and village sidewalks to learn about plants, animals, and mill town history along the Canal-side Bike Path of Turners Falls. Topics may include birds, fish, invasive species, wildflowers, and cultural or industrial history. Please wear appropriate footwear, and bring water, bug repellent, and sun screen. Call: 413-863-3221

Saturday, August 23, 10am-2pm. Come to the Hitchcock Center for the Environment and explore native wildflowers and learn how to identify them in the field. Come to one, two or all three classes. Please bring lunch, water, bug spray, sunscreen, a hand lens & a copy of Newcomb’s wildflower book if you own one. Please also wear sturdy shoes that could possibly get wet. Directions provided with registration. Fee based • Space is limited, call to register Shelly Kahan, Center Coordinator, at (413) 256-6006 or shelly@hitchcockcenter.org.


Saturday & Sunday, Sept. 21 The biggest demonstration in the history of the climate movement
is happening in New York City. The People’s Climate March will be held as world leaders and members of the United Nations gather to discuss the climate crisis. If we expect real action on global warming, we need to make our voices heard. Tens of thousands of activists are gathering for this important event. This peaceful protest for a healthy climate will include a massive march through New York City, street theater, music, speakers and whatever creative energy you and your friends can bring. Go to: http://peoplesclimate.org/march/

That’s all folks! (until next time when Bruce Winn joins us to talk ill conceived fracked gas pipelines). Wait! What did we forget?………….to listen to our Mother!

treehug1Greetings Earthlings. [Sorry about the….umm….missing links? Talk to WordPress about it if you can find a human there] Humans are such a flawed species. Most climate activists are still not listening to the trees. Perhaps they don’t speak their language? We can struggle against all the emissions we want but that’s only part of the equation. We need to increase packing away carbon, getting it out of the atmosphere, and one of the few ways available to most of us for doing just that is helping trees, the understory, soils and crops to do their work. Ecological designer, Connor Stedman joins us to talk about his Carbon Farming course and how our rooted relations can help us with the very Climate Crisis we have created. As always we will also take you on a stroll into The Enviro Show Echo Chamber and for a visit with the Fool-on-the-Hill and more, but first it’s time for……..Revenge of the Critters! We read that some guy got bitten by a scorpion while shopping for bananas at Walmart?

This week’s Fool-on-the-Hill actually never made it to the Hill and it’s just as well ‘cuz they are overrun by fools down there. We couldn’t resist raising the specter of Darth Cheney by way of his spawn Liz who made a run for Congress but more-or-less crashed and burned. In any case, during an interview Liz noted: “….a much greater threat to us [than climate change], frankly, is this massive expansion and growth of the bureaucratic state here in Washington.” Whoa! And to think we all thought is was the growth of CO2 and methane in the atmosphere?

We start off The Enviro Show Echo Chamber with a calculated effort to wake-up certain climate activists with this handy tool. And this: It looks like the nice people at Living on Earth have discovered that corporate fracked gas pipeline aimed at the Commonwealth!. So they’re a little late coming out of the gate, so what? Speaking of timely (or not) Wednesday is the BIG day for resistance to that highly bogus project. Everything you need to know about the rally in Boston isat Nofrackedgasinmass.org. Finally this: The Environmental Protection Agency isn’t doing enough to prevent methane from escaping from natural gas pipelines,. Surprise!

Our Quote of the Week is spot on for this week’s show:

“God has cared for these trees, saved them from drought, disease, avalanches, and a thousand tempests and floods. But he cannot save them from fools.” – John Muir

After our conversation with Connor we take you over to the Bus Stop Billboard:

Wednesday, July 30th – Rally at the State House to Say NO to the Kinder Morgan Fracked Gas Pipeline. The Rolling March to Stop the Pipeline will deliver postcards and petitions to the statehouse, and a rally will be held across the Boston Common. We (pipeline opponents from around the state) imagine this being populated by any citizens and organizations who have been waiting to bring this fight to the State House. Go to: http://www.nofrackedgasinmass.org

August 8 to 10 is the NOFA Conference at UMass Amherst. Connor will be doing his workshop there on “Carbon Farming – Regenerative agriculture for the climate” on Saturday, August 9, 8 to 9:30am at Campus Center room 162-75. Go to: http://www.nofasummerconference.org

Saturday, August 9th, from 7pm to 8:30pm. AFSC, the Nuclear Free Future Coalition and Traprock Center will be holding our annual Hiroshima & Nagasaki Remembrance on at Smith College. At 6:30pm, members of the Leverett Peace Pagoda will be processing, with members of the community, from the intersection of King and Main Streets in Northampton to the McConnell Building on Smith Campus. There, we will hear from renowned nuclear activists like Dr. Ira Helfand, Co-President of the International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War. Several brief clips from important films regarding the nuclear age will also be shown. Email: hphynes@gmail.com

Saturday & Sunday, Sept. 21 The biggest demonstration in the history of the climate movement is happening in New York City. The People’s Climate March will be held as world leaders and members of the United Nations gather to discuss the climate crisis. If we expect real action on global warming, we need to make our voices heard. Tens of thousands of activists are gathering for this important event. This peaceful protest for a healthy climate will include a massive march through New York City, street theater, music, speakers and whatever creative energy you and your friends can bring. Go to: http://peoplesclimate.org/march/

That is all……..except you should remember to listen to your Mother, OK?

frackingGreetings Earthlings. [ Here’s the Podcast link for this show]  The Rolling March to Stop the Pipeline, going from one end of Massachusetts to the other, is now in the Valley.  Mary King joins us just after coming off the Orange/Athol leg of the March.  Also, Jim Cutler who was recently featured in The Valley Advocate concerning his opposition to the Kinder Morgan fracked gas pipeline will call-in with some background and updates. As usual we’ll drag you to the Enviro Show Echo Chamber and for a visit with The-Fool-on-the-Hill and some E-Valley-uation. Maybe we’ll finish you off with our Quote of the Week, but first it’s time for……..Revenge of the Critters!  Speaking of The Advocate, this week’s entry was in their News of the Weird column: Deadly spiders as big as dinner plates!

In The Enviro Show Echo Chamber we replay Clean Water Action’s press release on the Gov signing that leaking gas pipeline legislation. The bill, like all that leaking methane, STINKS! Clean Water Action notes: “More work remains to be done to address the methane pollution and ratepayer burden from gas pipeline leaks.”  Our translation?  O so green Massachusetts is letting Big Gas charge YOU for its leaks and doesn’t give a damn about methane’s disastrous effect on the Climate Crisis. Legislation doesn’t always go to Beacon Hill to die, it also goes there to be abused!  Apparently no one on Beacon Hill has read THIS.  We rerun Grist’s news that “kudzu and other invasives can release carbon that had been sequestered in the soil” just in case you thought all green things are our friends. Dare we mention invasives in the Quabbin watershed? Well…..yeah! O, and speaking of Grist (and of STINKS!) they did an op-ed that relates directly to our last show. “Should Wilderness get the ax?” they ask. How about giving the ax to the corporados who’ve taken over The Nature Connivancy…..er…Conservancy?

We have a fresh new face for our Fool-on-the-Hill (because Congress is the gift that keeps on giving) in the person of Freshman Rep. Jim Bridenstine, Repugnican-Okla. It seems ol’ Jim is “ready to accept President Barack Obama’s “apology” for spending too much on climate change research”.  Go to the link and check this fool out. We think Central Casting sent him down to do the classic big far-right slob out to destroy the universe. Hey, it’s Oklahoma! Small labor & gene pool.

Our Enviro Show Quote of the Week is one of our all-time favorites:

“Anyone who believes exponential growth can go on forever in a finite world is either a madman or an economist”   – Kenneth Boulding

Our E-Valley-uation segment is pretty much taken up by our guests but we’ll make time for tales of The Enviro Show’s Frankenstein Pipeline being chased off the Montague Plains by angry townspeople! Also, we do want to note that some of our…..friends? over at Climate Action Now MA have taken the Quabbin logging issue down from their website. That’s odd given that even some mainstream Dems are opposed to the destructive logging. We have asked for time at their next meeting to do a presentation on the Quabbin & the Climate.  No word back yet.  We know that some folks over there have connected the dots between CO2 emissions and sequestration, but not everyone!   After that we head over to the Bus Stop Billboard:

Wednesday July 16, 9:30 AM Athol leg of the Rolling March to Stop the Pipeline meets at the Hannafords on Rte 2A. We will walk 2.5 miles to have a quick break for water and snacks at the Athol Environmental Center. We’ll walk to the town common for a rally (around 11:00 am). Afterwards, we’ll walk up Rte. 32 to Tully Lake. Go to: http://www.nofrackedgasinmass.org/rolling-march/

July 26, 10:30 am – 11:30 am. Bike Path Bingo! Kids, grab your parents, bug spray, and sunscreen, and then we’ll go exploring. All ages are welcome as we practice examining the natural world with field guides, binoculars, and a fun game to see just how much you can see! Great Falls Discovery Center, 2 Avenue A, Turners Falls, MA. Free & open to the public.
Go to: greatfallsdiscoverycenter.org/

July 28, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm. Join Climate Action Now/350MA Pioneer Valley for our General Meeting at the Social Hall of the Unitarian Universalist Society of Amherst, 121 North Pleasant Street, Amherst, MA.

Wednesday, July 30th – Rally at the State House to Say NO to the Kinder Morgan Fracked Gas Pipeline. The Rolling March to Stop the Pipeline will deliver postcards and petitions to the statehouse, and a rally will be held across the Boston Common. We (pipeline opponents from around the state) imagine this being populated by any citizens and organizations who have been waiting to bring this fight to the State House. Go to: http://www.nofrackedgasinmass.org

Saturday & Sunday, Sept. 21 The biggest demonstration in the history of the climate movement is happening in New York City. The People’s Climate March will be held as world leaders and members of the United Nations gather to discuss the climate crisis. If we expect real action on global warming, we need to make our voices heard. Tens of thousands of activists are gathering for this important event. This peaceful protest for a healthy climate will include a massive march through New York City, street theater, music, speakers and whatever creative energy you and your friends can bring. Go to: http://peoplesclimate.org/march/

 

We are so out of here…..for the moment BUT remember: Listen to Your Mother! (not people who act like your mother)

 

The Enviro Show’s Frankenstein Pipeline being run off the Montague Plains by angry townsfolk. That’ll teach us to get all ironic!