Community Leaders Continue to Speak Out

Last week, we stood together with community leaders and climate justice advocates to host a press conference about the destructive impacts of the wood pellet industry and other extractive industries in the state. Following the NC Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) Environmental Justice and Equity Advisory Board Meeting, Belinda Joyner of the Concerned Citizens of […]

Belinda Joyner speaks at a press conference

Woods & Wilds: Thank you for being magical

These days, I notice many people viewing our forests in terms of value and function. I stress about what it means to defend these invaluable resources from destruction. For good reason! We are in dire times and great shifts must take place to focus on the health and well-being of our planet and our people. […]

Foraged Feast

When the owner from Flora, Melissa Thomas-Lichtenwald, reached out to us wanting to collaborate and host fundraising events in support Dogwood Alliance’s work to protect forests, we were overjoyed! We had no way of knowing that it would turn into a beautiful collaboration of Asheville’s most innovative chefs, mixologists and crafters of the sensory experience.

Forest Friday with Zev Friedman

We met the founder of Co-operate WNC, Zev Friedman, at Earthaven Ecovillage. Earthaven Ecovillage is an intentional community near Asheville that focuses on learning and living sustainably through natural building, organic farming, and community collaboration. Zev walked us around the neighborhood where we saw gardens and a set of solar panels, that took up about […]

Lessons from my Internship

This blog was written by Joe Lee, Dogwood Alliance’s Campaign Intern during the summer of 2019. Joe is a rising senior studying Public Policy Studies at Duke University. As my time at Dogwood Alliance comes to a close, I’ve found myself in reflection over the lessons I will take away from my 11 week experience […]

Campaign intern wearing a Forest Defender tee-shirt asks a man to sign a petition to protect forests