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Paying to cut & burn forests: is this really what we want?

Paying to cut & burn forests: is this really what we want?

Tuesday June 9th - 7:00pm - Tuesday June 9th - 8:30pm

Western Massachusetts

Via Zoom! Tuesday, June 9 at 7:00 p.m.

PROTECTING FORESTS #3:
A SERIES OF TALKS ABOUT THE CRITICAL IMPORTANCE OF FORESTS IN THE TIME OF CLIMATE CHANGE

Tuesday, June 9th at 7:00 p.m. EST

Paying to cut and burn forests: is this really what we want for renewable energy?

Mary S. Booth, Ph.D., Founder and Director of the Partnership for Policy Integrity, directs PFPI’s science and advocacy work on greenhouse gases, air pollution, and forest impacts of biomass energy

Biomass energy is growing rapidly worldwide due to its inclusion in renewable energy programs that make it eligible for financial incentives, including in Massachusetts. However, despite being treated as “green” and carbon neutral, burning forest wood for energy actually emits more climate and air pollution per unit energy than most fossil fuels. And harvesting for biomass creates negative impacts on our forests.

REGISTER at the following link with zoom for the talk us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUld--rqjwuEtKlkLT-fWlOG5CRKqlA3kqe

The talks are free, but registration is required.
After registering, you will receive a confirmation with a link to join the meeting. Please register if you can’t attend and want a link to the recorded talk. Do not share the link because it will only work for you.

climateactionnowma.org/farms-forests-food/
www.savemassforests.com/

Our co-sponsors
Arise for Social Justice; Concerned Citizens of Franklin County; Franklin County Continuing the Political Revolution, Climate Change Committee; The Enviro Show; Extinction Rebellion Western MA; Green Berkshires; The Hitchcock Center for the Environment; Keep the Woods; MA 350-Berkshire Node; Mothers Out Front Pioneer Valley; Partnership for Policy Integrity; Restore: The North Woods; Representative Lindsay Sabadosa, 1st Hampshire District; Springfield Climate Justice Coalition; Traprock Center for Peace & Justice; Wendell State Forest Alliance

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Please join Climate Action Now and Save Massachusetts Forests on June 9 and June 16for the 3rd and 4th talks in our series. Forests are vital in mitigating climate change, and restoring and sustaining healthy ecosystems to protect biodiversity, provide clean air and water, and enhance human health.

We’re excited to present the latest forest science and policy from these experts!
There will be time for Q & A following each talk.
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Forests and Brain Health: Emerging Research

Forests and Brain Health: Emerging Research

Tuesday June 16th - 7:00pm - Tuesday June 16th - 8:30pm

Western Massachusetts

Via Zoom! Tuesday, June 16 at 7:00 p.m.

PROTECTING FORESTS #4:
A SERIES OF TALKS ABOUT THE CRITICAL IMPORTANCE OF FORESTS IN THE TIME OF CLIMATE CHANGE

Tuesday, June 16th at 7:00 p.m. EST
Forests and Brain Health: Emerging Research

Susan A. Masino, Ph.D. is the Vernon Roosa Professor of Applied Science at Trinity College and a recent Bullard Fellow in Forest Research at Harvard University. Her research focuses on links among metabolism, brain activity and behavior and she is dedicated to educational, environmental and public policy issues affecting brain health.

The link between forests and brain health is a public policy imperative: we face increasing costs for disorders ranging from Alzheimer’s disease to addiction, and forests offer exercise, mindfulness and stress reduction. We are still discovering new species, and forests are a former and a likely future source of new medicines. Research on cardiovascular, immune and neurological systems is expanding worldwide. In people of all ages a forest can increase kindness, altruism, and generosity by provoking awe - the sense of wonder you feel in the presence of something beyond your understanding. For these and many other reasons, natural forests should be protected and accessible to citizens across the state.

REGISTER at the following link with zoom for the talk
us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZckcumtpzgtG9UEvMs3xv8y3ZY4qTZGwx6l%C2%A0

The talks are free, but registration is required.
After registering, you will receive a confirmation with a link to join the meeting. Please register if you can’t attend and want a link to the recorded talk. Do not share the link because it will only work for you.

climateactionnowma.org/farms-forests-food/
www.savemassforests.com/

Our co-sponsors
Arise for Social Justice; Concerned Citizens of Franklin County; Franklin County Continuing the Political Revolution, Climate Change Committee; The Enviro Show; Extinction Rebellion Western MA; Green Berkshires; The Hitchcock Center for the Environment; Keep the Woods; MA 350-Berkshire Node; Mothers Out Front Pioneer Valley; Partnership for Policy Integrity; Restore: The North Woods; Representative Lindsay Sabadosa, 1st Hampshire District; Springfield Climate Justice Coalition; Traprock Center for Peace & Justice; Wendell State Forest Alliance

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Please join Climate Action Now and Save Massachusetts Forests on June 9 and June 16 for the 3rd and 4th talks in our series. Forests are vital in mitigating climate change, and restoring and sustaining healthy ecosystems to protect biodiversity, provide clean air and water, and enhance human health.

We’re excited to present the latest forest science and policy from these experts!
There will be time for Q & A following each talk.
... See MoreSee Less

7 interested
June Climate Action Now monthly gathering

June Climate Action Now monthly gathering

Monday June 22nd - 7:00pm - Monday June 22nd - 9:00pm

First Churches of Northampton, Massachusetts129 Main StNorthampton, MA01060 Map

Monday, June 22 from 7-9 pm
First Churches of Northampton

Everyone is welcome-everyone is needed!

Feel the warmth of community and the strength of collective action as we move forward together at this critical moment in history.

All Welcome.

Climate Action Now Monthly Gathering
Monday, June 22 , 2019
7 to 9 PM
Accessible/on bus line
Location: First Churches, Main St, Northampton. Enter through the side door on Center St.

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