The Power of the Grassroots

I spent the first year of my Environmental Management Masters program at Duke University learning about the theories and practices of community-based environmental management. I discussed the benefits of asset mapping and potential problems with the word “empowerment.” I thought about how to most effectively work with and support communities and had some practice doing […]

We Can All be Superheroes

A few weeks ago, I finally watched the Marvel comic movie the Black Panther. I couldn’t stop thinking about how that movie is a sign of the times, of how the Black Lives Matter Movement and every black person fighting for justice at this moment in history created the space for the Black Panther superhero […]

BURNED Barnstorming Tour

The award-winning documentary BURNED: Are Trees the New Coal? made its Southern debut in an eight city Barnstorming Tour! Nearly 500 people gathered to watch the film in North Carolina, Virginia, and Georgia. The filmmakers of BURNED — Lisa Merton, Alan Dater, and Chris Hardee — teamed up with Dogwood Alliance and our partners at […]

Release: US Enviro Groups to EU Parliament: Vote Now to Protect Our Forests

US Environmental NGOs to EU Parliament: Vote Now to Protect Forests Bioenergy loopholes in the 2030 Renewable Energy Directive will increase forest cutting and carbon pollution Washington, DC, 15 January 2017 – Warning of increased carbon pollution and accelerating forest degradation, U.S. environmental NGOs are calling on Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) to ban […]