Biden, Forest Protection, & Environmental Justice in the South

On January 27th President Biden signed a series of Executive Orders on Climate Change. One was an Executive Order to protect 30% of US lands by 2030. Another was on Environmental Justice, directing all federal agencies to invest in “low income and communities of color”. This includes Black, Indigenous, and Latinx communities that have borne the brunt of […]

15 Reasons NC Leaders Should Reject the Wood Pellet Industry

North Carolina’s destructive wood pellet energy industry expanded rapidly during Governor Cooper’s first term in office. North Carolina now exports more wood pellets overseas to be burned for energy than any other state in the nation. The Cooper Administration approved the construction of 2 new wood pellet facilities and the massive expansion of 3 existing […]

Woods & Wilds: The Podcast Episode 9

Join Dogwood Alliance and SlaytheMic as we collaborate to bring tales of connections to nature and music to you. This week our hosts Kimala Luna from Dogwood Alliance and Elizabeth Lashay from SlayTheMic talk with artist Allison Maria Rodriguez about her artwork and how she creates immersive experiential spaces to challenge conventional ways of understanding the world. Be sure […]

Woods & Wilds: The Podcast Episode 8

Join Dogwood Alliance and SlaytheMic as we collaborate to bring tales of connections to nature and music to you. This week our hosts Kimala Luna from Dogwood Alliance and Elizabeth Lashay from SlayTheMic speak with the author of The Unlikely Thru-Hiker, Derick Lugo. Derick not only talks with us about his adventures on the AT […]

Despite Overwhelming Opposition, SCDHEC Grants Enviva’s Expansion in Greenwood, SC

Despite overwhelming public opposition from local residents, professors, scientists, and environmental advocacy groups, the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (SCDHEC) has permitted Enviva to expand production at their Greenwood, SC facility to 660,000 tons of wood pellets per year. That translates to logging 15,840 acres per year. That’s 43 acres of beautiful, […]