Sneak Preview: BURNED with filmmakers Alan Dater and Lisa Merton

August 31, 2017 @ 7:00 pm
Next Stage
15 Kimball Hill
Putney, VT 05346
$10 suggested donation
Alan Dater and Lisa Merton

Join us for a sneak preview of BURNED. Pre-movie 20% discount at the Gleanery.

BURNED 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. A dedicated group of forest activists, ecologists, carbon scientists, and concerned citizens fight 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. It’s not too late.

There will be a post-viewing discussion with filmmakers Alan Dater and Lisa Merton, Associate Producer Chris Hardee, composer Ty Gibbons, and William Moomaw, one of the scientists in the film.

Bill Moomaw is Emeritus Professor of International Environment and Resource policy at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University where he continues as co-director of the Global Development and Environment Institute. He is a chemist who has been working on climate science and policy for nearly 30 years. He has worked on the role of renewable energy in reducing heat-trapping gases, and on increasing the role of forests and other ecosystems to actively remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and store it in plants and soils. He has served as a lead author of five Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change reports including the Special Report on Renewable Energy that assessed the future of bioenergy. He and his wife, Margot have just completed ten years living in one of the first zero net energy homes in New England that produces and exports to the grid more energy than it uses for heat, hot water and all electrical appliances and lighting.

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