On October 18th, join people all around the world and call out #BigBadBioenergy!
The unsustainable and industrial-scale use of bioenergy is, on a global level, worsening climate change and, on a local level, putting land, forests, and local communities at risk. October 18th, the International Day of Action on Bioenergy, is an opportunity to call out #BigBadBioenergy, act together, and unite to demonstrate that industrial-scale bioenergy is not merely a local issue, but also a global one.
Whether it’s precious American Southeastern coastal forests being clearcut to make wood pellet biomass for Europe, huge swaths of land being cleared to make biogas out of maize in Germany, communities in the Philippines being evicted in biofuel landgrabs, or native forests in Australia being burned in the country for electricity, bioenergy is a global issue that has local implications in nearly every country.
On the 18th of October, unite and take action on social media to call out #BigBadBioenergy. Post on Twitter, Instagram, or this event with your message, image and/or story of bioenergy gone wrong that you would like to show the world and to tell policy makers by using the #BigBadBioenergy.
Our aim is to raise awareness of the detrimental impacts of bad bioenergy and call on decision makers to change the policies driving them. We want to reach people all over the globe with this action, as we know bioenergy has far-reaching consequences on every part of our planet.
Organizations and communities across the globe are facing bioenergy threats. This international action day will allow individuals and communities to come together and show what is really happening. Tell us what is happening in your area and send your ask to policy makers with #BigBadBioenergy and join us!
Learn more at www.BigBadBioenergy.com
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