Protecting People by Protecting Forests

2017 has been a record breaking year for natural disasters that have devastated communities across the Southern US and Puerto Rico. The season began with Hurricane Harvey that devastated Houston and hit close to home.  We had record breaking storm after storm all the way through to Hurricane Maria and Nate which battered Puerto Rico […]

International Paper Increases Commitment to Funding Forest Conservation

Dogwood Alliance has been working for years to support some of this country’s largest paper and wood producers to improve their forestry practices and support conservation efforts. International Paper, the largest paper company in the South and the World, is one of the companies that we work closely with and are proud to see their leadership and commitment to funding forest conservation.

Could EU Biomass Investigation Signal Relief for Southern Forests?

The European Union (EU) Commission recently announced an investigation into the state aid provided for the world’s largest forest destroyer for electricity, Drax. The taxpayer dollars that the UK is providing Drax to convert to burning Southern US forests for electricity is another example of why this destructive industry is moving us backwards away from a healthy, truly sustainable future.

Talking Paper and Forests in the Pacific Northwest

EPN addresses the scale of the challenges and opportunities for social justice and conservation presented by the expanding forest, pulp and paper industry. Once gain it was a pleasure to be among committed activists working to advance a common vision to transform the pulp and paper industry into a more environmentally and socially responsible force across the planet.

Beyond the Woods – Domtar and Corporate Transparency

I checked into “The Paper Trail” transparency tool from the office paper giant Domtar that operates a number of large pulp and paper mills across the US South. The Paper Trail is designed to answer three questions: “Where does my paper come from? What are the impacts of my purchase? Who are the people behind the product?”