I’m Lucia, The Wetland Wanderer

I’m Lucia Ibarra, the Wetland Wanderer! I’ve been traveling all across the South visiting wetland forests. By visiting, exploring, and understanding the many values of wetlands, I hope to shine a spotlight on this incredibly misunderstood national treasure. I’ve been so lucky to encounter incredible plants and critters and to meet some amazing people who […]

Guest Blog: Biomass and Environmental Justice Capstone

During our last spring semester, six fellow students and I worked together on a UNC Capstone course project with Dr. Andrew George, focused on bioenergy in the Carolinas. Though we were all students of the same program, we had varying sub-interests within the bioenergy umbrella.

For the Next Seven Generations

We came from all across the region to peacefully gather in Romare-Bearden park to physically and symbolically stand tall to protect Southern forests, public health and Southern communities. The world’s largest biomass conference, The International Biomass Conference and Expo, was gathered just down the street, scheming new ways to turn our precious wetland forests into pellets and ship them across the ocean to be burned for fuel in Europe.