New Name, Same Old Forest Industry: Why SFI Is Greenwashing

Dogwood Alliance has transformed the paper industry around the world. Our demands are always simple: protect endangered forests stop turning natural forests into tree plantations end destructive practices like clearcutting stop poisoning our communities and water with toxic chemicals We’ve worked hard to expose forest industry greenwashing. What is greenwashing? Companies use greenwashing practices to […]

Logging & Pollution In BIPOC Communities: Why We Need Environmental Justice Now

Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) live, work, and play in some of America’s most polluted areas. This is not a coincidence. Extractive industries (like logging) operate in BIPOC communities because of cheap land and lax laws. Industries like logging use misleading tactics, promising jobs to communities while bringing along substantial air and water […]

clouds of smoke and pollution from a sawmill facility

We Will Not Be Silent

George Floyd. Breonna Taylor. Tony McDade. James Scurlock. David McAtee. Modesto Reyes. These are the latest victims in a long history of tragic murders of Black people at the hands of police officers or in the name of “criminal justice” in the United States. Racism is prevalent across our society at every turn. We see […]

FSC General Assembly: Determining the Fate of Millions of Acres of Forests

Held every three years, the General Assembly is an exercise in direct democracy where FSC’s members gather in support of the FSC’s noble idea to bring together social, environmental and economic interests into one system for the responsible management of the world’s forests. The General Assembly played out like a compelling novel; savvy business leaders sitting down with environmental activists, labor unionists from around the globe sharing coffee, leaders of Indigenous peoples from the tropics dialoging with FSC officials.