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 […]

A Tribute To Our Valuable Ecosystem: Wetlands

Every day is an 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 are among the most biodiverse […]