Event: Town Hall Lecture Series November 8, 2017
Who: Indivisible Evansville FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
When: Wednesday, November 15, 2017, 6 – 8 pm
Where: Vectren Auditorium
Ivy Tech Community College
3501 N. First Ave.
INDIVISIBLE EVANSVILLE HOSTS TOWN HALL ON PROPOSED VECTREN ENERGY PLAN
Says Plan Doesn’t Do Enough to Prevent Dangerous Climate Change
(EVANSVILLE, Indiana) November 15, 2017 – Indivisible Evansville is partnering with Ohio River
Valley Beyond Coal, the Evansville branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored
People (NAACP), and Citizens Climate Lobby to host its November Town Hall Lecture Series on energy
and the environment. The event will take place on Wednesday, November 15, 2017, from 6 to 8 pm in
Vectren Auditorium on the campus of Ivy Tech Community College, located at 3501 N. First Avenue,
Evansville, Indiana. The event is free and open to the public. Attendees should use Entrance C, located
on Colonial Avenue.
This month’s speakers are Dr. Saiyid Shah, with Tri-State Creation Care; Wendy Bredhold, with
Ohio River Valley Beyond Coal; Tom Ballard, with Citizens Climate Lobby; Gary Fritz, with Tri-State Jobs
with Justice; and Dr. Norma Kreilein, with Healthy Dubois County. Panelists will discuss a range of topics
related to a proposed Vectren energy plan, including the impact on human health, the effects on the
environment, the volatility in pricing in the natural gas industry, the increasing cost-effectiveness of
renewable energy, and the moral and ethical arguments for switching to sustainable energy sources. For
more information, visit the event’s Facebook page.
“This town hall comes at a critical time,” says Edith Hardcastle, a biologist, and president of
Indivisible Evansville. “A recently released report from the United Nations says that current plans to cut
greenhouse gas emissions don't go far enough to avoid dangerous levels of climate change. Here locally,
Vectren's proposed Integrated Resources Plan, which sets its energy mix for the next 40 years, locks us
into high greenhouse gas technologies for the foreseeable future. The effects on climate change—as well
as human health and the economy—could be dire.”
The Town Hall Lecture Series is an Indivisible Evansville initiative. The Series aims to educate
the public about key policy issues that impact our region and country through partnerships with prominent
leaders in the political and public service sectors. Lectures will take place several times throughout the
year, and will focus on a variety of major issues.
Indivisible Evansville is one of nearly 6,000, nation-wide Indivisible groups, formed to
counterbalance the extreme elements of the Trump Agenda. Its mission is to protect our rights,
institutions, and values through local, grassroots activism—without the vitriol. More information,
including how to join Indivisible Evansville, can be found at indivisibleevansville.org.