Environment & Society

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

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

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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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

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

Webinar: Public Participation in Environmental Decision-Making in Alberta — Part II

Feb 11 2010 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

The Regional Director of Alberta Environment has authorized an activity to take place in your area. You disagree with the approach taken by the Director. What recourse do you have?

Join Jason Unger, Staff Counsel with the Environmental Law Centre, to discuss appeals of the Director's decision to the Alberta Environmental Appeals Board. Read more about Webinar: Public Participation in Environmental Decision-Making in Alberta — Part II

Creating A Legacy Together: A Conference for Global Citizenship

May 6 2010 - 6:00am to May 8 2010 - 6:00am

Register now! You can register and pay with any major credit card at http://www.geoec.org

About the Conference

Featuring the following keynotes:

  • Chris Turner, author of The Geography of Hope: A Tour of the World We Need
  • Craig Kielburger, founder of Free the Children
  • Geoff Green, adventurer, educator, and founder of Students On Ice

This is the annual conference of the GEOEC (Global, Environmental, and Outdoor Education Council of Alberta), which has partnered with several other groups, including ACEE and the ATA, to bring you this conference.  Teachers and educators from the non-formal sector are invited to attend this conference, which will be a forum to share, celebrate, and promote promising practices for developing engaged global citizens for the 21st Century. Workshops will be listed on-line within a month. Read more about Creating A Legacy Together: A Conference for Global Citizenship

Location

Canmore , AB

Q & A with Derek Jensen: Civilization & Resistance

Nov 24 2009 - 2:00am to 4:00am

Renowned Author and Activist Derrick Jensen Speaking in Calgary

Derrick Jensen, philosopher poet of the environmental movement, will speak to a Calgary audience via webcam on November 23rd from 7 to 9 p.m. at the University of Alberta Calgary Centre located at 120 - 333 5 Avenue SW

Jensen is the author of 15 groundbreaking books, including A Language Older Than Words, The Culture of Make Believe and Endgame. He was named one of Utne Reader's “50 Visionaries Who Are Changing Your World.” Read more about Q & A with Derek Jensen: Civilization & Resistance

Location

University of Alberta Calgary Centre
120 - 333 5 Avenue SW
Calgary , AB

Workshop: Leading for the Great Turning

May 16 2009 - 1:00am to May 17 2009 - 11:00pm

Leading for the Great Turning

with Eco-philosopher Joanna Macy Ph.D. supported by the music of Jennifer Berezan

Come and be inspired by one of the great visionaries of our time.

www.lovingtheland.com

Workshop Dates: May 15, 16, 17, 2009
Location: The Banff Centre, Alberta Read more about Workshop: Leading for the Great Turning

Location

The Banff Centre
107 Tunnel Mountain Drive
Banff , AB

The Planet Ourselves: Finding Our Power for the Healing of our World

May 11 2009 - 1:00am to 3:30am

An Evening with Joanna Macy & Jennifer Berezan

Tickets: Admission: $15.00; Register in advance by telephone 780.439.7311 or 1.800.661.4956. Or pay at door (Arrive early).

Through reflection, song and interactive practices we will rediscover our courage and solidarity, to act for the future of life on earth and be part of the great turning. No danger of this present time can alter the fact that we are living members of the living Earth, like cells in her larger body. Nothing can ever separate us from the wonder and majesty of this reality. To realize that holds us steady, and empowers us to celebrate and serve. Read more about The Planet Ourselves: Finding Our Power for the Healing of our World

Location

St. Andrew's United Church,
9915 148 Street
Edmonton , AB

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