Swamps Get a Bad Rap

We’re tired of hearing folks in DC say, “Drain the swamps,” because swamps are actually really, really valuable. Our Southern wetland forests are worth $500 BILLION. While you can’t put a price tag on healthy families or the way you feel when you’re in a wetland forest, things like water filtration, tourism, protection from extreme […]

Building a Movement for Forests, Climate, and Justice

On a hot and humid Saturday at the beginning of June, Rita and I found ourselves covered in sweat and dirt; our ankles eaten alive by mosquitoes. But most of all, we had two huge, satisfied grins on our faces. We were just wrapping up an inspiring summit with 30 independent, diverse, and committed leaders […]

NC Legislative Black Caucus Listens to Richmond County Concerns

On September 26th, representatives from the North Carolina Legislative Black Caucus attended a Listening Panel in Dobbins Heights to hear comments on the proposed Enviva Wood Pellet Facility. Representative Garland Pierce (District 48), Representative Kelly Alexander (District 107), and Legislative Aide Michael Wilson (Representative Chaz Beasley, District 92) attended the Listening Panel. Rep. Garland Pierce, […]

Call Governor Cooper TODAY

Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma are wake-up calls for all of us to boldly and seriously tackle climate change. One way to do that? Protect Southeastern natural forests now. Richmond County is already facing numerous environmental justice threats and their forests are being threatened by a wood pellet facility from Enviva. The clock is running […]