Former Republican Congressman Bob Inglis will deliver the keynote speech at the annual “Greening the Statehouse” event in Indianapolis this Saturday, according to the Associated Press.
A long-time South Carolina congressman, Inglis lost his 2010 congressional primary after speaking out about climate change following a trip to the Arctic. He has dedicated the rest of his career to discussing climate change issues with conservative voters.
Inglis told the AP that his speech at the event on Saturday will discuss “how conservatives can be a major part of solving climate change.”
Inglis is the recipient of the John F. Kennedy “Profiles in Courage” Award, which honors politicians and other public servants “who risked their careers by embracing unpopular opinions for the greater good,” according to the award’s website.
Greening the Statehouse is an annual event hosted by the Hoosier Environmental Council. This year’s event will take place at the IMMI Conference Center in Westfield, a suburb of Indianapolis.