Mourning The Tragic Death Of Indigenous Forest Defender In Atlanta

Dogwood Alliance is horrified and saddened by the death of Manuel Teran. They were affectionately known as Tortuguita. Police shot and killed Tortuguita on January 18th in Atlanta’s Weelaunee Forest. This beautiful forest is in predominantly Black South Atlanta. It’s the proposed site of Cop City. Cop City is a project of the Atlanta Police […]

Manuel Teran or Tortuguita who was killed by police in Atlanta defending Weelaunee Forest on January 18th.

Why We Need to Keep Natural Forests

As cities and human activities continue to expand, natural forests are under threat. In 2016 one of The United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals was to fully stop deforestation by 2020. In that same year we lost 25.8 million hectares. So we’ve, unfortunately, fallen short of meeting that goal. Global Forest Watch reported that in 2020, […]

the great smoky mountains

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 […]