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Arts Talks 2011 This information has been distributed by the Arts, Local Government and Climate Change Forum

Tuesday 3 May, 10am -12.00 noon followed by morning tea.Increasing engagement in environmental issues, especially climate change, through the arts. How are councils using arts initiatives to engage communities around issues of environmental sustainability and climate change? What contributions can artists make in spreading the sustainability message? What factors have helped ideas get traction? What kinds of initiatives can be undertaken without a lot of resources? How can arts projects be developed with environmental sustainability in mind? Yarra Room, 2nd Floor, Melbourne Town Hall, 90-120 Swanston Street, Melbourne. Speakers include:Dr. Martin Mulligan, Senior Research Fellow, Global Studies, Social Science & Planning, RMIT UniversityAngharad Wynne-Jones, Curator/DirectorLloyd Godman, Ecological ArtistAmanda Owen, Cultural Liveability Officer and Project Manager of Green Expectations, Latrobe City Andrea Ebsworth, Cultural Planner, Arts and Culture, Mornington Peninsula Shire

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