How do we build a climate change resilient economy? How do
communities and cultures survive when fossil fuels run out? Join the
conversation with elected officials, community leaders, and the producer of the
film After Coal on Friday, February 3, at 6:30 p.m. in room 225 of the Humanities and Social Sciences building auditorium.
Visit the front lines of the transition away from fossil
fuels with a screening of the award-winning film After Coal. After Coal features the stories of
coalfield residents in Kentucky and New South Wales who must abandon
A panel will discuss the film and the implication of
these issues for our region, as these stories and issues resonate with people
in Indiana County who face the same challenges. Panelists include: Sherene Hess, Indiana County commissioner;
Peter Broad, Indiana Borough Council president; Susan Comfort,
co-director of the Sustainability Studies Program; Cindy Rogers, director of
Evergreen Conservancy; and Angela Wily, producer of After Coal.
This event is organized by the Sustainability Studies Minor
Program at IUP, in partnership with the Center for Community Growth of Indiana
County through its Sustainable Economy Campaign and 2017 Film Series. Other partners include the League of Women
Voters of Indiana County and Evergreen Conservancy.
Doors at room 225 in the HSS open at 6:00 p.m.
The panel discussion begins at 6:30 prior the screening of the film. Attendance
vouchers will be offered.