Forests, Climate, and Justice in the Southern US

Co-Written with Reverend Leo Woodberry, Executive Director of New Alpha Community Development Corporation Mahatma Gandhi said: “What we are doing to the forests of the world is but a mirror reflection of what we are doing to ourselves and to one another.” He also said: “The Earth provides enough to satisfy every man’s needs, but […]

Taking a Stand in Georgia

What happens when citizens reach out and meet with their representatives? If our experience at the Georgia State Conservation Day in the Capital this month is any indication, then legislators listen. Three of our great volunteers from Savannah, Claudia, Connie, and Ardis, joined me in Atlanta on March 1. Together we met with Senators and […]

Governor Cooper: North Carolina Forests Demand Action

Governor Cooper: We call on you to stand by your vision of clean air and a healthy environment as the path forward to a strong economy and healthy future. We call on you to stand for the environment, stand for justice, and stand for forests.

What are Southern wetland forests worth?

You can’t put a price tag on clean air and water, protection from storms and flooding, or the way you feel when you’re in a wetland forest. But we knew that there was a real dollar value to all the services our forests provide, so we started digging. We considered things like water filtration, tourism, […]

NC Forests are Under Assault. Governor Cooper Should Help

This op-ed originally appeared in The Charlotte Observer.   Authors: Norman L. Christensen, Ph.D. & William H. Schlesinger, Ph.D. *** Today we joined over 100 scientists to send a letter to Governor Roy Cooper, urging him to address the threats posed by the wood pellet industry and to protect North Carolina’s forests. These threats include emissions of […]