Join us for a special presentation of BURNED: ARE TREES THE NEW COAL? Thursday 1/24 evening at 7:00pm. BURNED is a feature length documentary which takes an unwavering look at the latest energy industry solution to climate change. The film tells the story of how woody biomass has become the fossil-fuel industry's renewable, green savior, and of the people and parties who are both fighting against and promoting its adoption and use.
Through interviews with activists, experts, and citizens, along with verite-style footage shot across the U.S. and Europe, the film interweaves the science of climate change, the escalating energy-policy disputes, the dynamics of forest ecology, the biomass industry practices, the conflict between jobs and trees, and the actions of activists and citizens who are working to protect their own health, their communities, the forest, and the planet's climate.
Woven together, the various stories present an intimate and visceral account of what is at this moment in time a critical, yet mostly unknown, national and international controversy.
Following the presentation of this important film, a climate reality discussion will take place to illustrate how these logging practices relate directly to our Big Island community.
Screening starts at 7:00pm, doors open at 6:30pm on THURSDAY 1/24.
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