Vision LA Climate Action Arts Fest: The Road Through Paris

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Los Angeles comes alive this November and December, sponsored by SoCal 350 Climate Action, in calling for global climate agreements at the upcoming UN conference in Paris. This includes the Global Climate March (Nov 29) at L.A. City Hall, the Vision L.A. Climate Action Arts Festival (Nov 30 to Dec 11), the California Nurses Association Climate Convergence (Dec 3) at Pershing Square and Building Blocks Against Climate Change (Dec 12) along Wilshire Blvd.

March for Real Climate Leadership, Oakland, California

Globally people will be flooding the streets on the weekend of Nov 28-29. Photo By Steven Storm.

Southern California Mobilizes on November 29, 2015 in Advance of Climate Talks in Paris 

Los Angeles, CA — A coalition of over 20 labor, environmental, faith, and social justice groups will march and rally on Sunday, November 29, 2015 to demand a legally binding global agreement to implement rapid, effective and just responses to climate change at the 2015 UN Conference of Parties in Paris (COP21).

WHEN: Sunday, November 29, 1 to 4 PM

WHERE: South Lawn, Los Angeles City Hall, 1st Street Between Main and Spring

WHO: SoCal 350, Avaaz, 350.org, NRDC, and regional partners

SIGN UP: L.A. Global Climate March

RSVP: http://ow.ly/US2jT

WEBSITE: http://bit.ly/1MVngFe

Congress isn’t acting on climate change, but YOU can! Come #ActonClimate on Sunday, November 29, in Downtown Los Angeles at the Global Climate March. Join your family, friends, neighbors, coworkers, fellow parishioners, etc., and other people just like you as WE demand real solutions to climate change and protection for our future!

On November 30th, world leaders meet in Paris to start negotiating the next global climate deal. That’s why it’s so important to March on Sunday, November 29th. Join a global effort to send our leaders a strong message that we want real solutions to climate change, such as green transportation, zero waste, keeping dirty fossil fuels in the ground, clean energy, etc.; we want these solution now; and we want these solutions to benefit ALL of us, EVERYWHERE.

At the COP, 190 countries will negotiate agreements to reduce emissions of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gasses to limit the global temperature increase, and for developed nations to provide assistance to developing nations in coping with disruptive effects of climate change.

Southern Californians, like millions of people worldwide, are mobilizing to confront the crises of climate change. Collectively these voices are saying that anything less than a binding, just agreement that lowers emissions in a way that matches the requirements that scientists have laid out is unacceptable. Time’s up. From L.A. to Paris: global climate change demands global solidarity and immediate action.

Climate action includes reducing emissions by transitioning to clean, renewable energy, using energy more efficiently, and effectively addressing climate justice: the poor must not be the most impacted by a crisis for which they are the least responsible.

Southern California is already suffering from multiple impacts of climate change, including a years-long drought, extensive wildfires, unpredictable flash floods, and more extreme weather events. The people of Southern California have long been innovators and early adopters of new technology and social change. As author of “This Changes Everything” Naomi Klein has stated: “We can reinvent a different future.”

Come tell YOUR leaders it’s time to #ActonClimate. Join us down at the South Lawn of Los Angeles City Hall (1st Street between N. Main and N. Spring Streets) on Sunday, November 29th.

Click HERE for more info and to RSVP —-> http://ow.ly/US2jT

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Vision LA ’15 Climate Action Arts Festival – Nov 30 to Dec 11

VisionLA ’15 invites Los Angeles to join in the international cultural conversation on the climate though the Arts.  Timed to coincide with the UN’s 21st “Conference of the Parties” on Climate Change (COP 21) in Paris, the LA County-based festival is also concurrent with Art COP21, a Paris-wide arts festival expressing support for a strong international climate treaty and positive, sustainable change.

By engaging the dialogue on global warming, imagining creative responses and building momentum for change, artists and storytellers have a crucial role to play in shaping a better future. More information: VisionLAFest.org

Participating VisionLA ’15 projects include over 80 events, from installations and performances interacting with the public space to formal gallery shows; from theatre pieces to concerts, readings, films, street art, and community art workshops; as well as climate change-related lectures, panels, and presentations, and climate action rallies. Key festival events include: the VisionLA Fest Gala Opening eco art exhibition reception and festival launch with performances, music, speeches, beer, and wine (Mon. 11/30); Concert for the Climate classical and new music event (Wed. 12/9); the Vision LA ’15 Film Series featuring environmentally-themed documentary shorts and features (12/1-12/10); and Envision – Closing Celebration of VisionLA ‘15 Fest with music, poetry, dance, awards, food, beer, and wine (Fri. 12/11). Additional details on these events are listed below. For the full Festival Calendar of Events please visit http://visionlafest.org/calendar.

Artists and scholars must not only be content to bear witness to the environmental catastrophe fueled by anthropocentric climate change now underway. The eco-arts and eco-criticism movement intends to project a positive-change path forward, toward sustainability, toward a community coming-together, toward solutions to our warming world. Vision LA Fest intends to capture the growing movements across the city for almost two weeks of art events, screenings, performances, and panels.

Monday, Nov 30th VisionLA’15 Climate Action Arts Festival – OPENING NIGHT PARTY & Art Exhibit, 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm —

RSVP and Info:  https://www.facebook.com/events/914654728615735/

Friday, Dec 11th ENVISION – Closing Celebration of VisionLA Fest

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/events/1539457179678798/

Tickets:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/envision-closing-celebration-of-visionla-fest-15-tickets-19198593510

Tickets for events range from FREE to $30
at VisionLAFest.org

WANT TO INVEST IN A GOOD CAUSE? Please donate to cover significant costs —> VISION LA GO FUND ME

Follow and Engage!
Twitter + Instagram @VisionLAFest
#VisionLAFest #VisionLA15 #COP21 #ArtCop21

Participating ARTISTS + COMPANIES include:

Domestic Apocalypse, KCRW Dj Jeremy Sole, Santa Monica Playhouse, Heather Woodbury, Dale Youngman, Lilli Muller, Susan M. King, Dominique Moody, The Springs Arts Collective, Clare Graham, Soil Carbon Cowboys, Bruce Dickson, Pomona College Theatre Department, Hammer Museum and the UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability (IoES), Chalkupy, Citizen Change Theater, Padua Playwrights, Open Fist Theatre, Murray Mednick, John Ankele, Anne Macksound, Christopher Beaver, The Velaslavasay Panorama, Brenda Varda, Christopher McLeod, Diana Lehr, Mark Titus, The Met Theater, Tree People, Mike Ostroski, Derek Davidson, Robert Kenner, Diana Wyenn, Damian Elwes, LA River Revitalization Corp, Nathan Birnbaum, Marc Jensen, Rita Valencia, Sharon Yablon, Guerilla Reads, Ecolture, Claudia Borgna, League of Imaginary Scientists, Bruce Dickson, Lori Pond, Vicki Ray, William Close and the Earth Harp Collective, String Theory Productions, Arts Earth Partnership …AND MORE!

STORY: Geo-Fauvism: Waking to the Wild Earth Through Visual Art

COP21,California Nurses Association, Road Through paris, Los Angeles

From the California Nurses Association: If the 180 nations attending the summit fail to negotiate an enforceable agreement to limit carbon gas emissions, we risk an increase in global temperature that will usher in irreversible devastating effects that will threaten life itself. If COP21 succeeds, we gain the chance to save ourselves, our communities, and our health.

Convergence for Climate Action Now — December 3

Join the California Nurses Association and a long list of endorsing organizations in the heart of Los Angeles at Pershing Square as we converge while representatives from around the world convene at the United Nations Climate Summit (COP21) in Paris, France. The U.S. is one of the largest producers of greenhouse gases. As such — and as the world’s wealthiest nation — the U.S. commitments at the summit will decide the success of the coming-together. The health of our communities, the health of our planet, hangs in the balance.

WHEN: December 3rd, 11:30 am

WHERE: Pershing Square, 532 South Olive Street, Los Angeles, CA 90013

RSVP: http://act.350.org/event/global-climate-march/11728/signup/

WHO: A huge coalition of organizations are coming together to be part of this Convergence for Climate Action Now. Here’s the current list of event endorsers —
350.org
Amalgamated Transit Union
Asian Pacific Planning and Policy Council-Environmental Justice Committee (A3PCON)
California Nurses Association
Communities For A Better Environment
Food & Water Watch – California
Courage Campaign
East Yard Communities for Environmental Justice
Friends of the Earth
MLK Coalition of Greater Los Angeles
National Nurses United
Progressive Christians Uniting
Sacred Places Institute for Indigenous Peoples
Sierra Club
South Bay 350 Climate Action Group
Tar Sands Action – Southern California
SoCal 350 Climate Action
Trade Unions for Energy Democracy
Urban & Environmental Policy Institute, Occidental College
VisionLAFest

More Climate Actions Around Southern California

Saturday, Dec 12th DRAW A RED LINE FOR CLIMATE — PALOS VERDES hosted by

South Bay 350 Climate Action Group, 10:00am – 12:00pm https://www.facebook.com/events/1052432248141118/

 Building Blocks Against Climate Change, Los Angeles

Saturday, Dec 12th BUILDING BLOCKS AGAINST CLIMATE CHANGE hosted by Converging Storms Action Network, 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Sign Up: http://againstclimatechange.org/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/889180424535077/

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Novelist, urban theorist, and environmental journalist, Jack Eidt careens down human-nature's all consuming one-way highway to its inevitable conclusion -- Wilder Utopia. He co-founded Wild Heritage Planners, based out of Los Angeles, California. He can be reached at jack (dot) eidt (at) wilderutopia (dot) com. Follow him on Twitter @WilderUtopia and @JackEidt