For nearly 50 years, Earth Day has been celebrated around the world to call attention to some of our most pressing environmental and social problems, including climate change, natural resource destruction, and threats to biodiversity.
This Earth Day, Dogwood Alliance sends gratitude to the people who are addressing these issues in their communities every single day.
be sure to keep an eye out for our upcoming short documentary, featuring a few of this year’s environmental heroes.
In Richmond County, North Carolina, the Concerned Citizens of Richmond County are organizing to stop an Enviva wood pellet facility from being built in their community.
This small community is going up against Enviva, a giant in the biomass energy industry.
Like other extractive industries, Enviva ravages our natural environment, changing the landscape from natural forests to expansive clearcuts, and pollutes the air with harmful particulate matter that is not safe to breathe.
Learn more about this local movement in our newest short documentary, coming out this May.
If Richmond County is successful in stopping this plant, they will protect their community from additional pollution, will protect our forests and wildlife from the needless destruction of nearly 10,000 acres a year, and will protect our climate from excessive amounts of carbon being dumped into our atmosphere.
Each April 22nd, people around the world come together to value our environment. This year, we ask you to commit to extending that action throughout the year.