1. Who cares about the Forest?

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    “Who cares about the Forest?” is the question I explore in my creative personal story for FSC Canada. Do you ever feel guilty when you use paper towels? Do you ever think about trees being cut down to make envelopes? Do you ever wonder, “is it really right to cut trees?” I did. But who am I to point fingers? I live in a house made of wood. I walk on floors made of wood. I use paper made from wood. If cutting down trees is wrong, then I’m really guilty! I went into the Boreal Forest in search of the answer: “Who cares about the Forest?”

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    • Banned on the Hill (and in Europe!)

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      Is fear of the “Dirty Oil” label behind Canada’s tarring of Artist’s European tour? What lengths will the Canadian Government go to ensure that oil from the Alberta Tar Sands is not labelled "dirty"? Watch this video about Canadian artist Franke James, and how a dream opportunity -- a 20-city European artshow to educate youth about climate change -- faced behind-the-scenes interference by the Canadian Government. November 24/11 statement by PEN Canada: “The government of Canada has no right to determine what is an acceptable opinion for an individual citizen, on climate change or any matter of public interest,” said Charlie Foran, President of PEN Canada, “To do so is clearly not in the spirit of the Charter and the long history of freedom of expression in Canada.” Greg Hollingshead, Chair of The Writers’ Union of Canada, “The right to freedom of expression includes freedom from official disapproval, including the sort of bureaucratic interference encountered by Franke James.” Read more including the internal government documents released through an ATIP request. http://www.frankejames.com/debate/?page_id=8202 The Green Party of Canada has submitted an official question to Parliament. The Govt has 45 days to respond in writing. See Question #380: http://www.parl.gc.ca/HousePublications/Publication.aspx?Language=E&Mode=1&Parl=41&Ses=1&DocId=5323336&File=11 Banned on the Hill (and in Europe!) by Franke James and Billiam James is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License.Based on a work at www.frankejames.com. Permissions beyond the scope of this license may be available at www.frankejames.com.

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      • Banned on the Hill: A True Story of Dirty Oil and Government Censorship

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        Announcing my new book "Banned on the Hill". Check out my Indiegogo campaign to pre-order books, get fun perks and spread the word... http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/banned-on-the-hill/x/527666

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        • La limite de l'art

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          Documentaire traitant de cas de censure dans l'art visuel au Canada.

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          • Victory! Banned on the Hill Artist Franke James Says Thank you!

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            Thank you to all the people who helped make my ‘Banned on the Hill’ show happen in Ottawa. Eighty-two people from around the world contributed $4,226 to pay for six street level posters (like bus shelter posters) on the streets of Ottawa -- just around the corner from the Parliament Buildings. Many people also came to my blacklisting party to show support. And almost 5,000 have signed the Care2 petition -- plus tweeted and shared the news on Facebook! Colin Mutchler, Co-Founder, LoudSauce: "Your Banned on the Hill campaign is very powerful. The fact that you're getting people online to drive something to happen in a real space is profoundly different and potentially disruptive. It will be even more meaningful, than perhaps the show would have been in Europe, for the culture of Canada, for the conversation around what's important, and for how we combat climate change. I'm super inspired. Hoping that we can really inspire others to rock in the same way, and change the world." If you're wondering why my show is called ‘Banned on the Hill’... It's because I got "banned on the Hill".... (And I've got ATIP documents to prove it.) The backstory is that my 20-city European art show got canceled as a result of bad-mouthing by the Canadian Government who told my show producer not to exhibit my climate change art because "Don't you know this artists speaks against the Canadian Government?" The real truth is I speak against dirty oil and weak-willed government policies that don't make polluters pay. My protest artshow asked Prime Minister Harper to "Stop Blacklisting Environmental Messengers". Please visit www.frankejames.com to read more about the blacklisting and how I'm fighting back.

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            • Franke James on Social Change

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              Franke James speaks on Social Change and the doing the hardest thing first, at Upper Canada College, April 19, 2010.

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              • What's the hardest thing you can do for the planet?

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                Franke James is an artist and storyteller who creates visual essays (mixing photos, illustrations and words) about the environment. In November 2009, Franke presented several of her visual essays to students at Newtonbrook High School in Toronto, Canada. During the introduction, she asked students to think about 4 questions: 1. Will Global Warming be Good for Canada? 2. Do you have a green conscience? 3. Would you fight for it? 4. What’s the hardest thing you’d do for the planet? This Q&A video: After the presentation, Franke asked students to answer (publicly!) one question "What's the hardest thing you could do for the planet?" And got some great replies! Here are some of the ideas they responded with… “I will recycle and eat less meat.” “I think I’ll start my own recycling bin. (I live in an apartment and they don’t have recycling bins.) “I could probably walk to and from school.” “Another really hard thing would be to stop shopping for new fashions.” “I am considering taking the one month vegetarian challenge.” “I’m going to ask my parents to try foods produced locally.” “All the small things make a difference.” “I will not buy a car when I grow up. Instead I will save my money to buy an eco-friendly house.” STUDENT FEEDBACK: “Franke James presentation was made in a friendly way, which made it easy to understand.” “It was fun and unique because she used pictures to replace words.” “It was so interesting about the government telling Franke that she couldn’t turn her driveway into a garden.” “Giving up your SUV is a huge sacrifice.” “Franke James inspired me that anything is possible.” ABOUT FRANKE JAMES Franke James is the author of "Bothered By My Green Conscience" a collection of five visual essays which tell the story of her adventures in going green -- including "doing the hardest thing first" by selling her family's only vehicle (an SUV) in February 2007. Visit Franke's Speaking and Events page for more comments: http://www.frankejames.com/debate/?page_id=934

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                • The Toughest Decision of the Day

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                  The Toughest Decision of the Day is an animated Office-Politics Game cartoon by the Nerdheaven Ltd team. Each cartoon poses an ethical office politics dilemma... watch for more news on the Office-Politics®. Credits: Writing & art direction: Franke James, Billiam James, Character Design: Franke James Animation: Steve Whitehouse Voiceover Rick Sherman. Office-Politics® is a registered trademark of Nerdheaven Ltd. © 2000-2012, Nerdheaven Ltd. All rights reserved.

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                  • Bothered By Consuming Stuff

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                    High school student talks about what is bothering her green conscience in Franke James "Green Conscience Workshop" on May 6th, 2010 in Belleville, Ontario.

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                    • Martin Rosengaard talks about New Life Copenhagen

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                      Martin Rosengaard talks about New Life Copenhagen with Franke James on Dec.17/09, in Copenhagen.

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