“Pac” Man returns!

This time to save Southern forests… Who says you can’t have fun while saving the forests… And to prove our point, we have created the coolest video game since 1980! This morning we launched an environmentally themed video game, Packaging Man, to raise awareness on the destructive impact that fast food paper packaging has on […]

Calling all Forest Lovers!

volunteers wanted… Volunteer Information Night Wednesday, July 23rd, 2008 @ 7:30pm-8:30pm At Dogwood Alliance Office, 129 Biltmore Ave (1/2 block from the Orange Peel in Downtown Asheville) Mark your calendar!!! Help protect Southern Forests from the Packaging Problem through outreach, research, activism, communication or media… Dogwood Alliance Volunteer and Activist info session Who: Dogwood Alliance […]

Bonnaroo Volunteer Crew 2008

Make a `Shrink’ Pledge on Paper

STOP THE MADNESS OF WASTEFUL PAPER CONSUMPTION – MAKE A ‘SHRINK’ PLEDGE A network of more than 50 European environmental non-governmental organisations today launches “Shrink”, a joint project addressing the madness of over-consumption of paper. Individuals as well as corporate and institutional paper users are invited to pledge to cut their paper consumption, on the […]

Trash is a Big Climate Problem, New Study Finds

Dogwood Alliance strongly supports the findings of this report as an important solution to the climate crisis. As an organization working to protect the forests of the Southern US, we continue to seek positive solutions for our forests and for the climate and following some of the simple steps set forth in this report will help us achieve that goal. In addition to recommendations on zero waste strategies, incinerator bans and extended producer responsibility, as part of our work to solve the packaging problem, we strongly support the following recommendation:

UN CBD Fails to Protect Forests from GE Trees

Under heavy pressure from Brazil, Canada, Colombia, New Zealand and Australia, the Convention on Biological Diversity’s Ninth Conference of the Parties (COP-9) failed to pass a moratorium on the release of genetically engineered trees into the environment despite support for a global ban endorsed by hundreds of organizations around the world, and the unified efforts to stop GE trees carried out by NGOs, Indigenous Peoples’ Organizations, scientists and foresters present at the COP.