Environment & Society

Event

Bow River Flow

Aug 22 2010 - 4:00pm to Aug 23 2010 - 12:00am

The 2nd Annual Bow River Flow is coming up on Sunday, August 22, 10am-6pm!

The 2010 event will bring an expanded route, creating a complete loop. The two south lanes of Memorial Drive, from 3 St. to 9 St. NW, will be opened to human-powered transportation. From the east end of the Memorial Drive closure, the event will cross the Bow River and Prince's Island over to the south side river pathway. Read more about Bow River Flow

Location

Calgary , AB
Event

Creativity & Possibility: Alternative Responses to the Oil & Gas Industry

Jun 11 2010 - 1:00am to 3:00am

Public Speakers Series

Oil & The Arts: Creative Responses to the Energy Economy

How do oil and art mix? How are visual artists, performance artists, and writers responding to the oil and energy economy? How are artists and curators representing, documenting, and archiving Alberta’s oil economy? What is the role of public art in contemplating the issues arising from Alberta’s oil economy? This speaker series will feature local and international artists, activists, and critics whose creative work addresses these questions and responds to the energy economy.

June 10: Creativity & Possibility: Alternative Responses to the Oil & Gas Industry
Peter von Tiesenhausen, Artist Read more about Creativity & Possibility: Alternative Responses to the Oil & Gas Industry

Location

Natural Resources Engineering Facility (NRE) 1-001
University of Alberta
Edmonton , AB
Event

Art as Activism, Public Art, and Artist as Citizen

May 21 2010 - 1:00am to 3:00am

Public Speakers Series

Oil & The Arts: Creative Responses to the Energy Economy

How do oil and art mix? How are visual artists, performance artists, and writers responding to the oil and energy economy? How are artists and curators representing, documenting, and archiving Alberta’s oil economy? What is the role of public art in contemplating the issues arising from Alberta’s oil economy? This speaker series will feature local and international artists, activists, and critics whose creative work addresses these questions and responds to the energy economy.

May 20: Art as Activism, Public Art, and Artist as Citizen
Brenda Kim Christiansen, Painter, Artist, Edmonton
Sherri Chaba, Artist, Edmonton
Ian Mulder, Muralist, Edmonton Read more about Art as Activism, Public Art, and Artist as Citizen

Location

Natural Resources Engineering Facility (NRE) 1-001
University of Alberta
Edmonton , AB
Event

The Politics of Art & Oil

May 14 2010 - 1:00am to 3:00am

Public Speakers Series

Oil & The Arts: Creative Responses to the Energy Economy

How do oil and art mix? How are visual artists, performance artists, and writers responding to the oil and energy economy? How are artists and curators representing, documenting, and archiving Alberta’s oil economy? What is the role of public art in contemplating the issues arising from Alberta’s oil economy? This speaker series will feature local and international artists, activists, and critics whose creative work addresses these questions and responds to the energy economy.

May 13: The Politics of Art & Oil
Imre Szeman & Maria Whiteman, University of Alberta
Sheila Muxlow, Sierra Club Read more about The Politics of Art & Oil

Location

Natural Resources Engineering Facility (NRE) 1-001
University of Alberta
Edmonton , AB
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Oil & The Arts: Creative Responses to the Energy Economy

Public Speakers Series

How do oil and art mix? How are visual artists, performance artists, and writers responding to the oil and energy economy? How are artists and curators representing, documenting, and archiving Alberta’s oil economy? What is the role of public art in contemplating the issues arising from Alberta’s oil economy? This speaker series will feature local and international artists, activists, and critics whose creative work addresses these questions and responds to the energy economy.

Dates: May 13, 20, 27, June 3, 10
Time: 7-9pm
Location: Natural Resources Engineering Facility (NRE) 1-001, University of Alberta.  See map: http://www.campusmap.ualberta.ca/index.cfm?campus=1&sector=1&feature=24 Read more about Oil & The Arts: Creative Responses to the Energy Economy

Event

Sierra Club Chinook Group Meeting: Socially Responsible Investing & Campaign Updates

May 6 2010 - 1:00am


For our May Sierra Club Chinook meeting, we have two things lined up:

  1. Naheed Gilani on Socially Responsible Investing, and
  2. Sierra Club Campaign Update and new opportunities to volunteer and get involved.
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Event

Book Launch: 'Speaking for Ourselves: Environmental Justice in Canada' and 'Environmental Conflict & Democracy in Canada'

Apr 9 2010 - 1:00am to 3:00am

Books Provide Details on Environment and Inequality in Canada

When Bob Lovelace set out to write about the struggle of his people against uranium exploration in Ontario, he wrote it from a Canadian maximum security prison. The 61-year old grandfather, and a chief of the Ardoch Algonquin, was in prison for standing up for social justice and environmental protection. To write, Lovelace used a pencil sharpened by scraping it across the metal staircase near his cell. The first handwritten copy was ‘lost’ by the prison authorities. Read more about Book Launch: 'Speaking for Ourselves: Environmental Justice in Canada' and 'Environmental Conflict & Democracy in Canada'

Location

Greenwood’s Bookshoppe
7925 104 Street NW
Edmonton , AB
Event

Sustainable Living Book Club — Breakthrough: From the Death of Environmentalism to the Politics of Possibility

Feb 18 2010 - 1:00am to 2:30am

Please join us for a free and lively discussion of important issues facing us today. The goal of the Sustainable Calgary Book Club is to share books and discussions that help us understand the world and our place in it in a different way.  This can change the way we experience the world and the way we act in our day-to-day lives, opening new possibilities for environmental sustainability, social justice and peace. Last year we launched the book club and it has been a great opportunity to chat about issues. Feel free to join us and drop in - Read more about Sustainable Living Book Club — Breakthrough: From the Death of Environmentalism to the Politics of Possibility

Location

4th Floor North Meeting Room, Calgary Public Library
616 Macleod Trail SE
Calgary , AB

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