Pruitt Needs a History Lesson

On Earth Day, the one day a year that Americans are reminded to respect and love the earth for all its wildness and splendor, and to be thankful for the clean air, water, and nurturing it provides, Environmental Protection Agency Head Scott Pruitt decided he would push the planet closer to the brink of destruction. […]

Southern Forests & Communities at International Climate Talks

Wide-ranging media outlets from The Wall Street Journal to The Economist to Science Magazine have covered the issues surrounding wood pellet production and arrived at the conclusion that burning Southern forests for electricity is ludicrous. Being at the forefront of the work to stop the unimpeded growth of the industrial-scale biomass industry, we can easily […]

International Biomass Network gathering

Earth Day Gratitude

Earth Day is 48 years old this year. You might think for people who have been working in the environmental trenches for a while, it’s a little been-there-done-that. But, for most of the long-timers, that’s definitely not the case. Many participated in that very first celebration and, much as we loved Earth Day #1, each […]

Standing for Justice First

Why I’m Going on Tour with Reverend Leo Woodberry Every once in a while you meet someone who has a profound influence on your life — a person who helps you see things differently and inspires you to take on new challenges. Last year, I was fortunate enough to meet Reverend Leo Woodberry at the […]

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 […]