Celebrating Edward Burtynsky – A Just Transition: Refineries to Renewables

Tuesday, October 27th 2015  7pm
Berkeley, CA

Every fall, the David Brower Center presents the Art/Act Award & Exhibition, created to honor established artists who have dedicated a significant part of their careers to making art that inspires environmental advocacy and engagement. In its seventh Art/Act show, the Brower Center recognizes internationally acclaimed photographer Edward Burtynsky, who has for decades illuminated the way industry alters and re-forms natural landscapes. Through his striking photographs of the extraction and use of water, minerals, stone, and oil, Burtynsky reveals the scale of human impact on our environment and the resources re-shaped and exhausted by our consumption.

A Just Transition: Refineries to Renewables Panel Discussion
Presented by the David Brower Center in partnership with the Sunflower Alliance

Do you know if your home lies within an oil train blast zone? How many people in your community have suffered health issues related to Bay Area refineries? Oil travels through the Bay Area every day — where does it come from, and where does it go?

Most Bay Area residents are not aware of the extent to which their homes, workplaces and local communities are affected by local refineries and refinery-related transport. In this interactive conversation, Bay Area “refinery row” residents and energy visionaries will offer testimony on their shared work toward a sustainable energy future. Speakers will include Jack Lucero Fleck of 350 Bay Area, Jessica Hendricks of Global Community Monitor, oil and energy expert Antonia Juhasz, Greg Karras of Communities for a Better Environment, Colin Miller of Bay Localize, and more. Together we’ll consider what speeds a just transition from fossil fuels, what we can learn from local actions and partnerships, and what justice has to do with all of this.

The Brower Center
2150 Allston Way
Berkeley, CA


Sponsored By:
The Brower Center The Sunflower Alliance