Our Forests. Our Strength.
Standing forests are our best defense against climate change. They are critical for clean water and clean air. Forests support our food system and protect our communities from natural disasters, like flooding. Yet, in the last 60 years, the Southern US has lost about 33 million acres of natural forests, and we log our Southern US forests 4x more than South American rainforests. Right now, the biomass industry is coming into our state and making this problem worse – all under the guise of “green, renewable energy.” Signing the pledge will show elected officials that you realize the environmental and economic value of standing forests and that you want them to develop a new vision of forest protection in your state, a vision that doesn’t include false solutions like industrial biomass.