Climate Week NYC Screenings of “Burned: Are Trees the New Coal?”

Climate Week NYC!  Join us on Thursday, September 27 for screenings (at 2:30 and 3:30) of the award-winning documentary “BURNED: Are Trees the New Coal?” followed by audience discussion with the filmmakers and scientists featured in the film

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In conjunction with this year’s Climate Week NYC, the Partnership for Policy Integrity is hosting two screenings of the half-hour version of BURNED: Are Trees the New Coal?, an award-winning 2017 documentary which explores the impacts of the biomass industry on forests, air quality, communities and the climate.  This is an official event of Climate Week NYC and is part of the National Stand4Forests Week of Action to protect our forests from industrial logging and clearcutting.

Screenings are at 2:30 pm and 3:30 pm. 

Following the screenings, there will be an opportunity for audience questions and discussion with the filmmakers, Alan Dater and Lisa Merton, and Mary Booth, Director of the Partnership for Policy Integrity and a nationally recognized expert on the biomass power industry.

This event is free and open to the public, but an RSVP (here) is recommended. Event Location
Digital Arts Studio
130 West 29th Street, 12th Floor
New York, NY 10001
Map and directions using public transit here. About the Film
Winner of the 2017 Audience Choice Award at the American Conservation Film Festival, BURNED: Are Trees the New Coal? has been selected for a number of juried film festivals in the U.S. and is currently being campaigned. Through interviews with activists, experts, and citizens, along with footage from the U.S., E.U., and U.K., the film interweaves the science of climate change, escalating energy-policy disputes, dynamics of forest ecology, biomass industry practices, the need for rural jobs, and work by activists and citizens to protect forests. For more information, visit

Click here for a copy of the event flyer

For more information or to RSVP, contact Laura Haight, lhaight at

Partnership for Policy Integrity