Reflections on Pride Month

Trigger Warning: references of homophobia, transphobia, violence, and suicide Some history June is nationally recognized LGBTQIA+ Pride Month. It commemorates the June 28, 1969 Stonewall Riots in Greenwich Village, New York City. The riots are widely viewed as the catalyst for much of the world’s movements toward LGBTQIA+ liberation. Organizers held our nation’s first gay […]

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 […]

Woods & Wilds: The Podcast Episode 6

Join Dogwood Alliance and SlaytheMic as we collaborate to bring tales of connections to nature and music to you. This week, our hosts Kimala Luna from Dogwood Alliance and Elizabeth Garland from SlayTheMic speak with Mary Annaïse Heglar. Mary is a storyteller, climate activist, author, and co-creator of the Hot Take Podcast and newsletter that […]

Dogwood Alliance is Aligned with the Movement for Black Lives

Dogwood Alliance is aligned with the Movement for Black Lives (M4BL). As a forest protection organization, we know that how we treat our forests is a reflection of how we treat each other. Our mission to protect Southern US forests from industrial logging requires strong partnership with BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and people of color) communities […]

We Will Not Be Silent

George Floyd. Breonna Taylor. Tony McDade. James Scurlock. David McAtee. Modesto Reyes. These are the latest victims in a long history of tragic murders of Black people at the hands of police officers or in the name of “criminal justice” in the United States. Racism is prevalent across our society at every turn. We see […]