York Screening of BURNED: Are trees the new coal?
Sunday 17 April
The Crescent Community Venue, 8 The Crescent, York, GB, YO24 1AW
Join Axe Drax for a screening of the film Burned: Are Trees the new Coal? and hear about how you get get involved with the campaign to Stop Burning Trees. The screening will start at 2:15, and there will be an option to join online.
Drax Power Station is the UK's biggest carbon emitter, and is just 20 miles away from York. It's primary fuel is trees from forests across the globe, which is insanely classed as renewable by the UK government. The film explores the effects of this new industry on communities and biodiversity from Drax's main supply area in the southern USA. It breaks down myths from the fossil fuel industry about burning trees, and how the UK government is supporting this with over £10 billion taken from our energy bills.
The screening will be followed by a Q&A with Axe Drax, where we will talk about how this is relevant locally, how our campaign works and how you can be a part of it.