Statement: Honoring Juneteenth: Freedom Day

June is the month in which we honor a historical moment in time across this nation. We stand together in solidarity and recognize the day that slavery ended in the United States: June 19th, 1865. We also recognize that although slavery has ended, systemic racism and oppression have not. The continuum of centuries long pain […]

Top 10 Black Environmentalists To Know About In 2022

Guest post by Zeeshan Khan Looking at environmental justice, we must first address racial injustice. Historically African Americans have suffered disproportionate impacts from pollution, climate change, and lack of access to green space. Let’s look at Black luminaries in the environmental movement who have created space and opportunities for the next generation of young Black […]

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Environmental Racism and Access to Public Spaces

Guest post written by Raksha Doddabele, a Dogwood Alliance intern. What are Green Spaces? During times of stress like the COVID-19 pandemic, spending time in areas of greenery is an important way to reduce fear and anxiety and improve overall well-being. Especially for urban and suburban-dwellers, parks serve as easily-accessible mesocosms of wilderness within towns […]

Forests, Climate, and Justice in the Southern US

Co-Written with Reverend Leo Woodberry, Executive Director of New Alpha Community Development Corporation Mahatma Gandhi said: “What we are doing to the forests of the world is but a mirror reflection of what we are doing to ourselves and to one another.” He also said: “The Earth provides enough to satisfy every man’s needs, but […]