The 11th Annual
Environmental Debate, hosted by the Valpo Chain of Lakes Watershed Group,
will be held Monday, March 18, at 7 p.m., in the Porter County
Admittance is free
and the public is welcome.
This fierce but
healthy competition between Chesterton High School and Valparaiso High
School debaters will heat up this year as the 11th annual environmental
debate turns toward a topic which continues to dominate environmental,
medical, and economic policies -- a meat-based vs. plant-based diet.
This year’s student
teams will focus on the advantages -- and disadvantages - of consuming
animals vs. plants as the main source of protein and argue about the impacts
of each on our health, the planet's future and the economy.
The Chesterton team
will argue in favor of vegetarianism whereas Valparaiso will defend meat
Each year, the
Valpo Chain of Lakes Watershed Group sponsors a high school environmental
debate in order to provide entertainment, inspiration, and motivation to the
general public on environmental issues. Goals are to build appreciation of
the importance of debating environmental issues, to see both sides of an
argument, and to recognize the talent of our student teams.
appreciate the chance to demonstrate their skills and move others to sharpen
their own. Those who attend are reliably in awe of the abilities displayed
by these award-winning debaters.
The event will be
followed by a meet-the-debaters party at Greeks Pizza one block east of the
debate location at 8 p.m. A 6:15 p.m. business meeting will be held prior to
the debate. Admittance is free and the public is welcome.
information text or call Walt Breitinger at 219-477-7526.