The climate crisis demands that we act now. False solutions, like biomass energy, continue to expand. They target forests: our best defense against climate change, pollute our communities, and leave degraded forests that make people more vulnerable to floods, hurricanes, and other natural disasters. False solutions like the wood pellet industry aren’t clean or green and aren’t the energy future we need.
Climate Reality Project Atlanta Training
March 14 – 16, 2019
We’re not just fighting for a clean energy future, we’re fighting for a fair energy future. That’s why Dogwood Alliance is joining the Climate Reality Project and Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival at the Climate Reality Leadership Corps activist training in Atlanta, Georgia this March. Former Vice President and climate visionary Al Gore along with an all-star lineup of environmental justice leaders, faith voices, business innovators, and other experts will lead trainings and workshops to build a network of climate leaders capable of pushing back on false solutions and building the clean and fair energy future we need. Dogwood Alliance is honored to be a partner on this important training.
This will be a powerful opportunity to focus on connecting climate advocacy to social justice and on the important role the Southeastern United States plays in addressing the climate crisis. The training will connect environmental justice and climate justice and will center frontline communities, low-income communities, and communities of color. In addition to other topics, we’ll also explore biomass as a false solution to climate change.
There’s no fee to attend, but you must apply before January 28th.
Limited scholarship funds are available to assist with transportation and/or housing for people in need of financial assistance. If you’d like more information, please email me directly.
Keeping our forests standing, natural, diverse, and healthy is a critical defense against climate change. To push back on threats like biomass and to build solutions that will solve the climate crisis, all of us need to act together.