Forest Friday with Zev Friedman

We met the founder of Co-operate WNC, Zev Friedman, at Earthaven Ecovillage. Earthaven Ecovillage is an intentional community near Asheville that focuses on learning and living sustainably through natural building, organic farming, and community collaboration. Zev walked us around the neighborhood where we saw gardens and a set of solar panels, that took up about […]

Lessons from my Internship

This blog was written by Joe Lee, Dogwood Alliance’s Campaign Intern during the summer of 2019. Joe is a rising senior studying Public Policy Studies at Duke University. As my time at Dogwood Alliance comes to a close, I’ve found myself in reflection over the lessons I will take away from my 11 week experience […]

Campaign intern wearing a Forest Defender tee-shirt asks a man to sign a petition to protect forests

Release: Diverse Alliance Turns Up Heat on Governor Cooper Demanding Climate Action

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – August 1st, 9 am Diverse alliance turns up heat on North Carolina Governor Cooper, demanding real climate action  Environmental justice, climate, and community organizations say State’s expansion of dirty energy projects contradicts his Executive Order Durham, NC – Today, with the imminent release of the Governor’s Clean Energy Plan, 28 national […]

Statement: Victory for Forests in the Southern US & Climate in Ireland

The Irish planning board’s decision sends a powerful signal to EU member states that burning imported wood pellets is not a climate solution. Yesterday afternoon, an Irish power plant that was the subject of heavy environmental criticism was refused permission to begin burning biomass by An Bord Pleanála, a court that has national oversight over […]

Carbon offsets not carbon emissions

This is a crosspost from the Eureka Springs Independent by Dr. Luis Contreras. You can view the original here. Luis publishes a weekly column in the paper, and from time to time we will share them here. These represent the views of the author, not necessarily Dogwood Alliance. China wants 500 truckloads of Arkansas trees per day, the […]