Date(s) - 03/11/2018
9:30 am - 10:30 am
Clara Barton (Peace Hall)
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Sunday Morning Forum for March 11 — BURNED: Are Trees the New Coal?, a film by Alan Dater and Lisa Merton
This award-winning documentary tells the story of the increasing destruction of our forests for fuel and probes the policy loopholes, huge subsidies, and blatant greenwashing of the wood pellet and biomass industry. It shows how clear-cutting changes the swampy bottom lands of eastern North Carolina, releases carbon into the air, and provides ‘renewable’ energy only for a span of decades.
The film follows a dedicated group of forest activists, ecologists, climate 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 change energy policy both in the US and abroad. It illustrates the First Law: You cannot do just ONE thing. (Session 1)
SMF meets for one hour on Sunday morning (9:30-10:30). Our purpose is to expose ourselves to topics of current relevance. Sometimes we have videos to get us started. We always have lively discussion.