Woods & Wilds: The Podcast | Overcoming Fear with Leandra Taylor

A Podcast Interview with Leandra Taylor on overcoming fear Welcome back to another episode of  Woods & Wilds: The Podcast. We are now on Episode 4 of Season 3! In this episode we’re joined by artist, environmental scientist, mountaineer, and educator, Leandra Taylor. Leandra shares the story of when she was a member of one […]

Woods & Wilds: The Podcast | Believe in Yourself with Demon Thomas

A Podcast Interview with Demon Thomas We’re so pleased to be launching Season 3 of Woods & Wilds: The Podcast. In this episode with are joined by youth organizer Demon Thomas. Demon Thomas is the former president of UNC Asheville’s Student Government Association and the student representative on the Board of Trustees. He was born […]

Woods & Wilds: The Podcast | Trinity Giovanna Barnwell-Thomas

A Podcast Interview with Trinity Giovanna Barnwell-Thomas For this episode of Woods & Wilds: The Podcast Season 3, we interviewed youth organizer and activist Trinity Giovanna Barnwell-Thomas. Trinity Giovanna Barnwell-Thomas is an Italian African American living in the heart of the Appalachian Mountains in Asheville, North Carolina. She is currently a senior at Asheville High […]

A Tribute To Our Valuable Ecosystem: Wetlands

Every day is an 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 are among the most biodiverse […]

Drax Environmental Injustice in Mississippi

The Amite biomass wood pellet plant in Gloster, Mississippi that UK-based Drax owns was recently fined $2.5 million dollars for breaking environmental rules. After learning of the fine that Drax received for dumping more than three times their allotment of air pollutants and particulate matter, I had to go to Mississippi to see for myself […]