A Ray of Sunshine for Forests in the Latest IPCC Report

The latest report from the IPCC hit our inboxes this week and it’s mostly all doom and gloom. What did you expect, sunshine and unicorns? Now I said mostly, meaning that there were rays of sunshine. I’ll get to those in a second. First the necessary background and required dark and depressing bits. This week’s […]

Release: Southern Communities for a Green New Deal

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – March 10, 2021 Media contact: Carina Daniels, [email protected], 510-847-1617 In the wake of the South’s fatal winter storm, over 160 organizations endorse Southern Communities for a Green New Deal Platform  Platform builds on the Green New Deal to center frontline communities in the South FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – In the wake of the […]

Justice first!

Biden, Forest Protection, & Environmental Justice in the South

On January 27th President Biden signed a series of Executive Orders on Climate Change. One was an Executive Order to protect 30% of US lands by 2030. Another was on Environmental Justice, directing all federal agencies to invest in “low income and communities of color”. This includes Black, Indigenous, and Latinx communities that have borne the brunt of […]

Five Reasons Why US Climate Champions Are Failing on Forests

As forest fires rage across the West, forests in the Southeast are being destroyed for wood pellets and burned in power stations in Europe. This year, forests have become a central focus in climate change and green jobs policy proposals in the US. Unfortunately, a failure to fully grasp the scale of climate, health and […]

We Can’t Breathe: Stop Enviva and Other Polluters

Written by Danna Smith and Reverend Leo Woodberry Enviva, the world’s largest manufacturer of wood pellets for export to Europe has applied for a permit to expand pollution at its facility in Greenwood, South Carolina. Wood Pellet production facilities release dangerous air pollutants that cause chronic respiratory and other health problems associated with higher COVID-19 […]