Carmel mayor, former Indianapolis mayor to speak following documentary


Former Indianapolis Mayor and Iraq war veteran Greg Ballard and Carmel Mayor Jim Brainard will speak following a screening of “The Burden,” a documentary that explains how the nation’s reliance on oil and other fossil fuels poses national security concerns.

The showing is set from 6:30 to 8:45 p.m. Feb. 17 at the Carmel Clay Public Library, 55 4th Avenue SE. The event is free and open to the public.

Ballard and veteran Dan Martin will speak about their experiences and what can be done to lessen the nation’s reliance on oil. Brainard will discuss Carmel’s green initiatives. For more information, visit or contact Madelyn Zalon at