News from Backhome explores the wonders of mint! Happenings include a story from the RNC; Brown Bag Bioneers lunches; Rice and Spice slow foods dinners; Global Mala for UN International Peace Day; Neighborhood Co-op Grocery’s Local Harvest Picnic; Winter Soldier at the Big Muddy IMC; and World Car Free Day. News includes anti-coal activists in England acquitted of charges because the global warming that they were trying to stop causes more harm than the political vandalism they engaged in to stop global warming.
Our special guest is Sarah talking about the Global Mala event. Happenings include the Global Mala; Big Issues on the Big Screen at the Big Muddy IMC; Energy Film Fest Grand Finale; Climate Change Forum; and Student Environmental Center. News includes Obama mentioning green issues in September 11 forum; old growth forests absorb more CO2 than they release; and Greenpeace protesters acquitted in coal activism case.
Happenings include Brown Bag Bioneers; Energy Film Fest; Habitat for Humanity; presentation about dinosaurs in Illinois; Climate Change Forum; and Big Issues on the Big Screen at the Big Muddy IMC. News includes another large section of Canadian ice shelf breaking loose; arctic ice in death spiral; updates from Twin Cities and RNC demonstrations; and news from the Slow Foods revolution.
Our special guest this week was Tracey Weiresmueller, whose art was recently censored on campus. Happenings include Critical Mass; Habitat for Humanity; Student Environmental Center; Brown Bag Bioneers; CODA; Quakers; The Grove; Bible Study; SIWADE; Rice and Spice dinners; International Coffee Hour; and films at Big Muddy IMC. News includes McKinney talking to Grist; GOP platform acknowledges human-caused climate change; and high oil prices could spur plastic mining from landfills.
Aur was out of town this week. Happenings include Energy Film Fest; Big Issues on the Big Screen at the Big Muddy IMC; Insect Awareness and Appreciation Day; and Benefit for the African American Museum. News includes science orgs pleading for funding for severe weather prep; Colorado utility voluntarily shuts down coal plants; and climate change endangers American pika. Music includes Carter and Connelly plus a happily honored listener request for Elvenking.
Happenings include Big Issues on the Big Screen at the Big Muddy IMC; Vine-Maxion at Orlandini Vineyard to support Bucky Dome; 14th Annual Insect Awareness and Appreciation Day; Global Mala Project; and Two Mile Bike Challenge. News includes stalemate over renewables tax credits; Feds axe spotted owl acreage; Greens and Navy reach compromise over low-frequency sonar; and US economy shifting to energy efficiency.
Happenings include Taste of Jackson County; Big Issues on the Big Screen at the Big Muddy IMC; Habitat for Humanity; Rock Out For Rosie; Peace Coalition 25th Anniversary Celebration and Hiroshima and Nagasaki Remembrance; and Invisible Children Rally. News includes Feds cutting programs to help poor countries adapt to climate change; colleges and high schools more bike and pedestrian friendly; Wal-Mart urges FTC not to define carbon offsets; two coal plants given go-ahead by green groups; and Dell Inc. claims carbon neutrality.
Happenings include Hummingbird Festival and Habitat for Humanity. News includes LEDs in the spotlight; product safety bill banning phthalates; Spain to cut speed limits, give out CFLs, and build electric cars; Beijing skies clear but Olympians still worry; huge chunk breaks from Antarctic shelf; and green subdivision under development in Chicago suburbs.
Backhome News talks about natural dyes. Happenings include the Longest Walk 2; Habitat for Humanity; No War With Iran, a Call to Action; and a film at the Big Muddy IMC. News includes Al Gore proposal for carbon neutrality by 2018; contest for best idea to cut greenhouse gas; 2.6 million acres open to drilling in Alaska; ex-policymakers urge current policymakers to act on energy; and rental car companies struggling to meet demand for smaller cars.
Happenings include the Longest Walk 2; Big Muddy IMC film; Habitat for Humanity; and No War With Iran, a Call to Action. News includes companies that knew about formaldehyde in FEMA trailers; presidential campaign ads attack over energy; insurance co. offers green rebuilding coverage; and three day weekends in Utah.