Community Leaders Continue to Speak Out

Last week, we stood together with community leaders and climate justice advocates to host a press conference about the destructive impacts of the wood pellet industry and other extractive industries in the state. Following the NC Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) Environmental Justice and Equity Advisory Board Meeting, Belinda Joyner of the Concerned Citizens of […]

Belinda Joyner speaks at a press conference

Release- NGOs to Dutch Government: “Biomass is not a lifeline for coal”

For immediate release November 25, 2019 Before a crucial vote occurs November 26 in the Netherlands on a coal ban and biomass subsidies, environmental organisations from the United States & Estonia demand the Netherlands close its coal power stations without converting them to biomass and redirect subsidies supporting the burning of wood to genuinely low-carbon […]

Stories Happen in Forests: Grow & Forage

We’re excited to share with you the final Stories Happen in Forests video for this year: Grow & Forage! Meet Indy Srinath, the manager for the Southside Community Garden in Asheville, NC. She’s not only a gardener, but she’s an educator and a forager, too. Indy is passionate about honoring the sacrifices of those who […]

Burning Forests also Burns through Cash

A Costly Mistake: New NRDC report shows how much Europe funds destruction of Southern forests for biomass Many will say fighting climate change is expensive. Calculating the cost of inaction, though, makes it obvious that the investment in climate mitigation (reducing our greenhouse gas emissions) and adaptation (making our communities more resilient to climate impacts […]

Subsidies per unit of Bioenergy Generated

Stories Happen in Forests: Forests for All

In honor of Veteran’s Day, I’m excited to share with you the latest Stories Happen in Forests video: Forests for All! The stars of this video are veteran, motivational speaker, and blind adventurer, Lonnie Bedwell, along with aspiring recreational therapist and paraplegic adventurer, Maggie Gettys. This pair of forest-loving friends enjoy all the woods have […]