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Oil & the Arts: Protest & Promotion

Jun 3 2010 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

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 3: Protest & Promotion
Mike Hudema, Greenpeace
Eriel Deranger, Rainforest Action Network

Location

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

Posted May 10, 2010 by Anonymous

Visual Responses to the Energy Economy: H2Oil Screening

May 27 2010 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

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 27: Visual Responses to the Energy Economy
Screening H2Oil with Director Shannon Walsh

Location

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

Posted May 10, 2010 by Anonymous

Art as Activism, Public Art, and Artist as Citizen

May 20 2010 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

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

Location

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

Posted May 10, 2010 by AEN

The Politics of Art & Oil

May 13 2010 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

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

Location

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

Posted May 10, 2010 by Anonymous

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 »

Posted May 10, 2010 by Anonymous

The economics of an oil spill

More reaction from AEN groups on the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. The Pembina Institute's Mike Kennedy writes about the economics of an oil spill on Pembina's Green Economics blog.

Link: The economics of an oil spill

Posted May 5, 2010 by Anonymous

Wetlands Consensus Policy Gutted After Backroom Industry Pressure

21 Apr 2010

EDMONTON - The Sierra Club Prairie has obtained a leaked copy of the most recent Alberta Wetlands Policy that shows the extent of industry influence over environmental decisions for the province. The confidential document reveals an undermining of the work of the Alberta Water council, a multi stakeholder group that has been developing the tenets of the wetlands policy. The policy, already a compromised position to get the buy-in of 25 multi-sectoral groups, was radically changed after backdoor industry pressure.

Posted April 22, 2010 by Anonymous

Greening the Mackenzie Gas Pipeline: Is the National Energy Board serious about sustainability?

12 Apr 2010

YELLOWKNIFE — The National Energy Board has an opportunity to get serious about sustainability of ecosystems and communities in the Mackenzie Valley as it considers a possible licence for the Mackenzie Gas Project in hearings this week, says Sierra Club Prairie.

“We are disappointed that sustainability considerations are absent in the NEB’s proposed licence conditions for the Mackenzie Gas Project, despite that fact that the NEB’s chair has recently stated that sustainability is a focus for the Board.” said Sheila Muxlow, acting director of Sierra Club Prairie. “The NEB cannot be said to be serious about advancing sustainability or the public interest if it turns a blind eye to the fact that the Mackenzie Gas Project is a basin-opening project that will create a petro-economy throughout much of the Mackenzie Valley.” Read more »

Posted April 13, 2010 by Anonymous

"Downstream" and "Our Land, My People" Film Screening for World Water Week

Mar 23 2010 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Facebook event page: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=368944096105 

Downstream synopsis

At the heart of the multi-billion dollar Oil Sands industry in Alberta, a doctor’s career is jeopardized as he fights for the lives of the aboriginal people living and dying of rare cancers downstream from one of the most polluting operations in the world. Read more »

Location

Central Academic Building (CAB) 235
University of Alberta (North of 87 Avenue, between 114 Street and 112 Street)
Edmonton, AB

Posted March 22, 2010 by Anonymous

Pembina Reacts to Alberta competitiveness review

Albertans left out of the process, lose royalty revenue

11 Mar 2010

Chris Severson-Baker, Policy Director for the Pembina Institute, made the following statement in response to the competitiveness review released today:

"Albertans, the owners of the province's oil and gas resources, were completely left out of the process of reviewing Alberta's royalty rates.

"The review happened behind closed doors primarily with industry at the exclusion of representation from Alberta citizens.

"Albertans are the owners of the resource, the provincial government is the manager of the resource and the oil and gas companies are hired to undertake developments. The goal is to maximize value to Albertans, yet they have been excluded from negotiations. We can't be sure that today's changes will allow Albertans to get the best value from the development of their resource because they weren't consulted as part of this review. Read more »

Posted March 11, 2010 by Anonymous

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