Protecting People by Protecting Forests

2017 has been a record breaking year for natural disasters that have devastated communities across the Southern US and Puerto Rico. The season began with Hurricane Harvey that devastated Houston and hit close to home.  We had record breaking storm after storm all the way through to Hurricane Maria and Nate which battered Puerto Rico […]

It’s About Time Somebody Stood Up

Southern forests and communities are in danger. Enviva, the world’s largest pellet producer, wants to build its fourth wood pellet facility in the state of NC and clearcut nearly 50 acres of forest every day. The community that Enviva wants to build in, Richmond County, doesn’t want the facility and are raising their voices to […]

It's time to rise up

If Only…

One of the very first things I exclaimed to my parents about Houston, as we drove a giant U-Haul down from Oklahoma City, was how green our new city home was. I was 12 at the time, and Houston was a veritable forest oasis to me. The neighborhood I lived in had wild forested lots […]

Press Release: Danish Pension Fund’s Green Credentials Questioned

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – 19 September, 2017 Danish Pension Fund’s green credentials questioned due to investments that promote burning forests to generate electricity New briefing by leading NGOs places The Danish Pension Fund – PKA  in direct conflict with its stated commitment to responsible investment in the face of climate change. PKA has acquired 50% […]

Carbon Canopy: Pioneering Forest Protection in the Marketplace

Standing forests play a critical role in mitigating climate change. Not only are they the best way to remove carbon from the atmosphere and store it long-term, but they protect our most vulnerable communities from the worst impacts of climate change by providing natural flood control and air conditioning and ensuring abundant clean drinking water. […]