Melbourne Citizens to Weigh in on America’s

– Florida Tech students will host a town hall meeting to discuss “U.S. security and the global environment and to specifically consider how communities
like Melbourne can help improve the environment locally and globally,” said event organizer Jennifer Bucheit. The meeting is on March 23 at 3 p.m. in the
Denius Student Center’s Hartley Room. The center is located in the heart of the Florida Tech campus, off Country Club Rd. The event is free and open to the
public. Refreshments will be served.

The town hall will feature an opening presentation from Deron Lovaas, director of the Oil Security Campaign with the Natural Resources Defense Council in
Washington, D.C. Lovaas will present “Securing America: Solving Our Oil Dependence through Innovation.” A question and answer period will follow.

The town hall meeting is part of a national series of town hall discussions on the same topic, sponsored by Americans for Informed Democracy. The
initiative, called Securing the Future: Think Global, Act Local, seeks to give communities an overview of oil dependence, which President Bush in his State
of the Union address called our country’s “addiction.”

Americans for Informed Democracy is a non-partisan educational organization that seeks to engage Americans in discussion about the future of the U.S. role
in the world. Visit for more information.

Florida Tech’s Alpha Phi Fraternity and Gamma Phi Beta Sorority are hosting the Florida Tech meeting. For more information, contact: Jennifer Bucheit at, or Seth Green, chair, Americans for Informed Democracy, at

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