October 21, 2021 –
Join us for International Day of Action on Big Biomass – South West WA
Meet just outside Pemberton on the corner of the Vasse Hwy and the Pemberton-Northcliffe Road at 11:30AM. We'll be heading into a nearby forest. Bring water and wear weather appropriate clothing. Map Link (or copy and paste into browser): bit.ly/bbbactionlocation
Proponents of burning forest biomass (logs, wood-chips, 'wood waste' etc.) for energy claim that the practice is carbon neutral because the carbon that's released will be recycled back to biomass with regrowth or further planting of trees. However, the carbon sequestered by subsequent regrowth or tree planting is just a fraction of that sequestered if the same vegetation was left undisturbed... unless century long time scales are considered – time we no longer have.
We need to bust this myth to prevent the burning of native forest wood and the creation of perverse incentives for thinning programs.
Want to know more?
For more information on the International Day of Action on Big Biomass see https://environmentalpaper.org/2021/09/idoa/ and for further reading on why biomass is bad see https://environmentalpaper.org/the-biomass-delusion/.
The International Day of Action on Big Biomass is an initiative by EPN’s Forest, Climate & Biomass Working Group.
Show up, share this event and use the tags #CutCarbonNotForests #BigBadBiomass
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Ticket Tailor event link: bit.ly/IDABigBiomass