For The Love of Our Planet

Governor Cooper’s lip service to climate change and environmental justice has gone on long enough. Action speaks louder than words and his continued support of wood pellets, pipelines, and other environmental injustices says it all.

North Carolina Needs Climate Leadership, Not Climate Scams

This week, North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper was selected as a climate leader to testify on Capitol Hill before the House Committee on Natural Resources. Governor Cooper called for bold climate action, including increased protections for our forests. But his actions in North Carolina tell a different a story. Every year, tens of thousands of […]

Release: Enviva and Wood Pellet Industry Under Scrutiny in North Carolina

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 8, 2018 Enviva and the Wood Pellet Industry Under Scrutiny in North Carolina Richmond County Public Hearing First Opportunity for Local Residents to Challenge a Pellet Mill in the State; Community Members Want Real Economic Opportunities, Clean Air, and Protection of Their Quality of Life, Not More Destruction   Hamlet, North […]

Media Release: Forests Overlooked as Critical Climate Solution, #Stand4Forests Launched

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Monday, September 24, 12:01 am Forests Overlooked as Essential Climate Change Solution, Say 200+ Elected Officials, Scientists & Organizations in New Platform Launched Today Limiting Industrial Logging Must be Prioritized Along with Reducing Fossil Fuels, Explains New Report (September 24, 2018) — In the wake of Hurricane Florence and wildfires that have swept […]

The Power of the Grassroots

I spent the first year of my Environmental Management Masters program at Duke University learning about the theories and practices of community-based environmental management. I discussed the benefits of asset mapping and potential problems with the word “empowerment.” I thought about how to most effectively work with and support communities and had some practice doing […]