February 17: Carmel Green Initiative: Sustainable Living Seminar Screening The Burden
The Burden presents the determined voices of advocates for breaking America’s addiction to fossil fuels as essential to improving our national security. Featuring high-level active duty and retired military leaders, elected officials and others, the film illustrates a tale of energy innovation. Some of our country’s most vital consumer technologies emerged out of military needs, such as the Internet and GPS, and the military is poised to play the same role again with energy.
However, as the film highlights, the fossil fuel industry’s powerful political influence poses major challenges to successfully developing renewable energy alternatives. But the resolute advocates featured in The Burden are determined to break the energy impasse in order to improve American security and prosperity. Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard is featured in the documentary.
You will hear from veterans Mayor Greg Ballard and Dan Martin about their experience transporting oil in a war zone, and thoughts on what we can do to break our addiction and improve national security. Martin is a veteran representative of Operation Free, a campaign of the Truman National Security Project. Mayor Jim Brainard will speak to some of the Carmel’s green initiatives.
Event tags: screenings, Carmel, military, films, climate