I attended the Innovation Forum’s Washington, DC conference on “How businesses can tackle deforestation.” In the midst of all the great discussions, I noticed the deforestation associated with industrial forestry in the Southern US, our own backyard, didn’t get the air time it deserves.
I’ve greatly enjoyed working with others who are passionate about the environment. Thinking back on my experience at Dogwood, I can’t be anything but positive. Working with Emily, I’ve helped organize student group connections, volunteer night events and Earth Day events on campuses across the southeast, including on my campus at Brevard College.
It's so simple! Just go grocery shopping at Whole Foods Market on Tunnel Road with your own bag, and voila! You've helped, in a small way, to increase protection for Southern forests. We encourage you to buy your nourishing food and put it in reusable bags (something you may already be doing).
Dogwood Alliance is proud to be a part of the People's Climate March, joining world leaders in New York City for a UN summit on the climate crisis. With our future on the line and the whole world watching, tens of thousands of people from every imaginable background will take to the streets and demand the world we want is within our reach.