Thursday, January 10th & 24th, 1 to 2 pm on www.wioxradio.org or 91.3 FM We're taking Transition Streets to the airwaves! Transition Streets is an award-winning program designed to support you, and the people you live with, to make simple, practical changes to your home and to your habits. Households that participate in the program typically save about $900/year on expenses and reduce carbon emissions by 1.3 tons. The workbook covers five areas: Energy, Food, Water, Waste and Transportation. In January, we're covering the Energy chapter over the course of two sessions on our radio show, Here Comes the Sun (where we explore the sunnier side of sustainability.) February 7th and 21st, we'll cover the Food chapter. If you'd like to have your very own copy of the workbook, you can get one from Transition US here. And if you'd like to try the program on your street, contact our coordinator, kz at transitioncatskills.org and we'll set you up with workbooks and even facilitate your first meeting. We hope you'll join us as we explore ways of saving energy, street by street.
Thursday, Feb 17th, 5 to 7 pm La Pizza Nostra, 585 Main St., Margaretville, NY Come join people who care about the environment for 2 hours of networking, conversation and pizza. La Pizza Nostra makes excellent Italian food, but they don't have a liquor license, so Transition will bring beer and wine, which will be available at-cost. Across the hall, Honeybee Herbs will be open with samples of healing herbal teas. We hope to see you there!
I thought it would last my time— The sense that, beyond the town, There would always be fields and farms, Where the village louts could climb Such trees as were not cut down; I knew there’d be false alarms In the papers about old streets And split level shopping, but some Have always been left so far; And when the old part retreats As the bleak high-risers come We can always escape in the car. Things are tougher than we are, just As earth will always respond However we mess it about; Chuck filth in the sea, if you must: The tides will be clean beyond. —But what do I feel now? Doubt? Or age, simply? The crowd Is young in the M1 cafe; Their kids are screaming for more— More houses, more parking allowed, More caravan sites, more pay. On the Business Page, a score Of spectacled grins approve Some takeover bid that entails Five per cent profit (and ten Per cent more in the estuaries): move Your works to the unspoilt dales (Grey area grants)! And when You try to get near the sea In summer . . . It seems, just now, To be happening so very fast; Despite all the land left free For the first time I feel somehow That it isn’t going to last, That before I snuff it, the whole Boiling will be bricked in Except for the tourist parts— First slum of Europe: a role It won’t be hard to win, With a cast of crooks and tarts. And that will be England gone, The shadows, the meadows, the lanes, The guildhalls, the carved choirs. There’ll be books; it will linger on In galleries; [...]