A Tribute To Our Valuable Ecosystem: Wetlands

Happy American Wetlands Month! This month we have the opportunity to celebrate and reflect on the vital role that our beautiful and diverse Southern wetlands play on our planet. Wetlands are vital to the communities that surround them. Wetlands protect communities from flooding and minimize the impacts of hurricanes by quickly absorbing water. Wetland forests […]

Woods & Wilds: The Podcast | Ruddy Turnstone

A Podcast Interview with Ruddy Turnstone We’re so pleased to be launching Season 3 of Woods & Wilds: The Podcast. For this episode we sat down with climate activist Ruddy Turnstone. Ruddy Turnstone (she/they): Based in Southeastern so-called Florida, Ruddy is on the Steering Committee for the Community Hotline for Incarcerated People (CHIP) which was […]

Introducing the Biomass Baddies Failing Forests, Climate, and Justice

The latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report has a glimmer of hope among the bleak warnings. The report calls for a huge shift that focuses efforts on the maintenance and growth of natural systems. Natural systems like forests. To avoid the worst, the report urges us to conserve half of the Earth’s lands. […]

Big Media Year For Southern Forests, Communities, & Justice

The world is waking up to the realities of the climate crisis, environmental injustice, and the importance of forests. And now, the news media spotlight is growing brighter and brighter on the Southern United States. Our Home the South The South is home to some of the most beautiful and biodiverse places on Earth. But […]

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Statement: Hurricane Ida Relief and Recovery

Hurricane Ida made US landfall on Sunday, August 29th as a Category 4 storm directly impacting Southern Louisiana and Mississippi. The destructive winds, devastating flooding, and deluge of rain were a reminder of why we do the work that we do. The climate crisis is accelerating and making storms of this magnitude more frequent and […]