Fri, Jun 22

Burned: Are Trees the New Coal? tells the little-known story of the accelerating destruction of our forests for fuel, and probes the policy loopholes, huge subsidies, and blatant green washing of the burgeoning biomass power industry. The film follows a dedicated group of forest activists, ecologists, carbon scientists, and concerned citizens who are fighting to establish the enormous value of our forests, protect their communities, debunk this false solution to climate change, and alter energy policy both in the US and abroad.

The film will be introduced and followed with a Q&A with Lisa Merton, Co-Director, Co-Producer at Marlboro Productions; Chris Hardee, Associate Producer, lifelong environmentalist and freelance writer, educator, and evaluator of environmental education programs; Jamie Sayen, Environmental activist and author. Former publisher of The Northern Forest Forum, a grassroots journal devoted to protecting, preserving, and restoring the natural and human communities of northern New England. He is author of You Had a Job for Life, an oral history of the Groveton, NH paper mill that was shut down in 2007; David Van Houten, Bethlehem resident and founding member of the NH Wood Energy Council and former President of the Ammonoosuc Regional Energy Team.