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Beyond the Spill Film Premiere

WHAT: PDX 2 Gulf Coast teams up with Gulfsongs to premiere

Beyond the Spill with an evening of music. New Orleans native, musician, and music educator Reggie Houston will lead four of Portland’s superb piano players through a program tracing the evolution of New Orleans and Louisiana piano styles.

With Reggie providing the musical history and context, Janice Scroggins, DK Stewart, Andrew Oliver, and Steve Kerin will play the music that has influenced and shaped over a century of American popular music. Hear why so many of our musical roads lead back to this culturally vital area of the country.

WHERE: Alberta Rose Theatre

WHEN: April 20, 2011, 7 p.m.

TICKETS: $15


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WHAT: Northwest Association of Environment Professionals multimedia presentation by PDX 2 Gulf Goast Project Leader Mike Rosen

WHEN: Tuesday October 19th, networking 5:30 – 6:15 p.m. Presentation 6:15 – 7:15 p.m.

WHERE: The Paramount Hotel, 808 SW Taylor St.

WHAT: Northwest Earth Institute’s EcoChallenge 2010

The Northwest Earth Institute’s EcoChallenge is a two week event promoting sustainable living, and the power of taking one step toward a healthy, vibrant, sustainable future. Participating is simple—first, choose an EcoChallenge category–commit to saving water or energy, reducing the amount of trash that you generate, increasing alternative transportation use, boosting sustainable food purchases, or choose your own EcoChallenge.

You can take on the Challenge individually or as part of a team. By taking on an EcoChallenge, you’ll find out how to reduce your impact, create lasting new habits, have fun working toward your goals, and hopefully open up a dialogue about sustainability with your family and friends too.

WHEN: October 1-15, 2010

WHERE: Anywhere!

Photo by Stiv J. Wilson

Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Implications for Our Oceans… and Our Future

WHAT: A discussion with panelists from Oceana and PDX 2 Gulf Coast

OMSI invites the community to learn more about the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and its implications for ocean ecosystems, communities, and future energy development. Panelists will discuss a recent scientific exploration led by the international marine conservation organization Oceana, as well as the role of policy and community development in energy production and the missing pieces that need to be put in place. Panelists include senior scientist and research chemist Dr. Jeffrey Short, spill response expert Jim Ayers, environmental attorney Whit Sheard, and PDX 2 Gulf Coast Leader, Mike Rosen, Ph.D.

WHEN: Monday, October 4, 2010. 7pm.

WHERE: OMSI

***This event is free and open to the public***

WHAT: Reggie Houston, Devin Phillips, Steve Kerin, Too Loose Cajun Band

WHEN: September 25, 2010. 8:30 pm. $10 advance/$12 door

WHERE: Alberta Rose Theater

Check out the full poster here.

Gulfsongs Oregon is a friend and partner of PDX 2 Gulf Coast.

WHAT: Tales from the Gulf: Columbia Riverkeeper Executive Director and PDX 2 Gulf Coast team member Brett VandenHeuvel presents stories of the lives affected by the BP spill.

WHERE: Double Mountain Brewery, Hood River, OR

WHEN: September 22, 7pm

WHAT: Ron Rogers & Walking Wind, The Chris Miller Band and Wendy & The Lost Boys

WHEN: September 16, 2010. 8:30 pm. $6-$10 donation

WHERE: White Eagle

Check out the full poster here.

Gulfsongs Oregon is a friend and partner of PDX 2 Gulf Coast.

WHAT: Gulfsongs #7 at Mississippi Studios

Featuring: Buoy LaRue, Leonard Mynx, Rachael Taylor-Brown, Chris Robley & Fear of Heights

… and a special presentation by the PDX 2 Gulf Coast team on their fact-finding trip to the Gulf.

Gulfsongs Oregon is a three-month series of music performance events to support the people of coastal Louisiana hurt by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.  Contributions are being distributed to the Second Harvest Food Bank and the Gulf Aid Acadiana fund, providing ongoing relief in the local communities.

WHEN: Thursday, September 2nd * 8 PM

WHERE: Mississippi Studios

Check out full poster here.

WHAT: In the beginning of August, more than 20 Oregonians traveled to communities in Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama to bear witness to one of the greatest environmental catastrophes of our time. At this first community event since their return we’ll be showcasing photos and videos from the trip, and many of the PDX 2 Gulf Coast team will be on hand to answer questions and talk about their personal experiences. Join us, ask questions, and explore how you can get involved!

Please RSVP to anna[at]undersolenmedia[dot]com. Your RSVP enters you in a drawing for Keen gear. Must be present to win.

WHEN: Tuesday August 31, 6:30-9pm. Presentation at 7pm. Appetizers will be served.

WHERE: Keen HQ, 926 NW 13th Ave, Portland, OR