In conjunction with an exhibit of industrial landscapes by internationally acclaimed photographer Edward Burtynsky, Sunflower Alliance and the David Brower Center are proud to present a forum on "A Just Transition: From Refineries to Renewables."
Burtynsky's work illuminates the way industry alters and re-forms natural landscapes. His striking photographs of the extraction and use of water, minerals, stone and oil reveal the scale of human impact on our environment and the resources re-shaped and exhausted by our consumption.
The forum widens this lens to illuminate industry's impact on our social environment. Most Bay Area residents are unaware of the extent to which their bodies, homes, workplaces and communities are affected by local refineries and refinery-related transport. In this interactive conversation, Bay Area refinery corridor residents and energy visionaries will offer eyewitness testimony about local and global impacts of the fossil fuel industry and describe their shared work toward a sustainable energy future. Speakers include Jack Lucero Fleck of 350 Bay Area, Jessica Hendricks of Global Community Monitor, oil and energy journalist Antonia Juhasz, Greg Karras of Communities for a Better Environment, Colin Miller of Bay Localize, Janet Pygeorge of the Rodeo Citizens Association, and Nancy Rieser of the Bay Area Refinery Corridor Coalition and C.R.U.D.E.
Eventbrite tickets can be purchased here.
Sliding scale: $2- $10
An overview of events related to the Burtynsky exhibit, including this forum, can be found here.
Image credit: Drew Dellinger
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