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 […]

Why is a Japanese Delegation Visiting Rural Mississippi?

Guest Post By Carmella Wren-Causey Across the world, countries are interested in the growing bioenergy industry’s claims about carbon neutrality. Woody biomass companies like Drax and Enviva claim that burning wood pellets instead of coal won’t contribute to climate change. This claim is not backed up by science, but the myth still persists. Many European […]

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 […]

Statement: Honoring Juneteenth: Freedom Day

June is the month in which we honor a historical moment in time across this nation. We stand together in solidarity and recognize the day that slavery ended in the United States: June 19th, 1865. We also recognize that although slavery has ended, systemic racism and oppression have not. The continuum of centuries long pain […]