Life and Economy After Coal: Sustainability Studies Film and Panel Discussion

Posted on 1/31/2017 11:03:16 AM

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 traditional livelihoods. 

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.