How Bioenergy Causes Air Pollution: The Dark Side of Renewable Energy

Bioenergy is often seen as a more environmentally-friendly alternative to other forms of energy generation. Did you know that it can actually be quite harmful to the environment? Let’s take a look at the dark side of bioenergy and how it contributes to air pollution. What is bioenergy? Biomass, or bioenergy, creates energy by burning […]

Protect the Okefenokee Swamp Permanently

The Okefenokee Swamp is in trouble—again. Yes, we’ve seen this story before: unscrupulous, out-of-state corporate interests want to risk permanent harm to the swamp so they can make nonessential products. Twin Pines Minerals wants to: Install a 740-acre heavy mineral sand mine on the Trail Ridge. That ridge acts as a critical retaining wall for […]

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

A Critical Update in the Fight for Okefenokee Swamp

One of the first acts by former President Trump after he was newly elected was to issue an executive order to roll back protections afforded by the Clean Water Act of 1972. Seemingly overnight, the incredibly complex question of what constitutes the waters of the US (WOTUS) became the jurisdiction of Georgia’s modest Environmental Protection […]

Woods & Wilds | The Podcast: Health Over Hustle

An Interview with Tiffany Fant on health over hustle. JOIN DOGWOOD ALLIANCE AND SLAYTHEMIC AS WE BRING TALES OF CONNECTIONS TO NATURE AND MUSIC TO YOU. This week our hosts Erniko Brown and Kimala Luna from Dogwood Alliance and Elizabeth Lashay from SlayTheMic talk with Tiffany Fant about Black leadership, health over hustle, and showing up authentically.  Listen to […]