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 […]

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 […]

Top 5 Communities and Forests Documentaries

Welcome to Part Four of our four-part forest documentary series. We’ve scoured the land to bring you a curated list of the best documentaries about forests! Not sure what to watch this weekend? Don’t worry; we’ve got you covered. Humanity and forests are interconnected. Communities rely on forests for protection from storms and flooding, for […]

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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 […]

Woods & Wilds: The Podcast | The Hosts

A Podcast Interview with the hosts, Elizabeth Lashay, Erniko Brown, and Kimala Luna. This week we flip the script as Chaya Brennan Agarwal interviews the hosts of Woods & Wilds: The Podcast, Erniko Brown & Kimala Luna from Dogwood Alliance and Elizabeth Lashay from SlayTheMic, about their connection to nature, motivation, and staying connected to […]