Finale Video, Earth Day Founder Denis Hayes’ Interview . . And Celebrating Prairie Dogs with Terry Tempest Williams!
By Helen ~ November 8, 2012
I’ve got a couple fun things to share with you.
First, I thought you might enjoy these videos:
One is of our finale from our current eTown broadcast, featuring musical guests Shovels & Rope and Pokey LaFarge and The South City Three (see previous blog for more info about them and a few behind-the-scenes observations from this show).
The other video is also really cool; it’s our recent interview with E-Chievement Award winner Denis Hayes (he’s the guy who co-founded the original Earth Day! He’s been doing great things ever since – including stuff around green, sustainable building practices – much of which he touches on within this conversation with Nick).
Enjoy! Let me know what you think (you can reply to this blog using the link below). To see more videos from this broadcast/podcast, go to my previous entry from a few days ago, or go to our website. And of course, tune in and/or podcast the show!
Here’s the second thing I want to tell you about; this is for those of you who are in the Boulder/Denver area (also for those of you who might just be crazy about prairie dogs and want to come here to have some fun in connection with protecting them). There’s an event being held at the St. Julien Hotel in Boulder, Colorado on Saturday, November 17. I’ve been to this before; its fun and festive and it’s a great cause. Here’s some info on it:
VIP reception starts at 5:00 p.m. General reception starts at 5:30 p.m.
$100 per ticket for a chance to enjoy fine dining, libations, music, dancing, and both live and silent auctions; proceeds will support the Prairie Dog Coalition’s work to save prairie dogs, associated species, and their ecosystem.
Their featured honoree this year is Terry Tempest Williams, who’s being celebrated for her work to protect prairie dogs. Not only did her 2008 book Finding Beauty in a Broken World bring international attention to the prairie dog’s plight, she’s created Prairie Dog Day, a Groundhog Day for the West, and taught hundreds of students the importance of prairie dogs to their native habitat and the environment at large. She’s also a dear friend of mine, and she’s absolutely the coolest person you’ll ever meet. So come on! Let’s have some fun!
For more information, go to the RSVP page for Living on Burrowed Time or call (720) 938-0788.