Forest Friday with Luke Cannon

I met Luke Cannon near Bent Creek for our Forest Friday hike. Luke has over 20 years experience as a naturalist, teacher, and student and is the founder of Astounding Earth. There was a notable chill in the air, but the sun was out, and it was a beautiful day for a hike. Bent Creek […]

North Carolina Needs Climate Leadership, Not Climate Scams

This week, North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper was selected as a climate leader to testify on Capitol Hill before the House Committee on Natural Resources. Governor Cooper called for bold climate action, including increased protections for our forests. But his actions in North Carolina tell a different a story. Every year, tens of thousands of […]

Justice First Tour Comes to DC and the Halls of Congress

This month, Dogwood Alliance joined Reverend Leo Woodberry and 20 justice leaders and activists from the Justice First Campaign to bring our shared vision of forest protection, clean energy, and climate justice to our nation’s capital. Our message was clear: it’s time for a just solution to the climate crisis. Last year, many of you […]

The US Must Cut Emissions Not Forests

In the last two years across the US, extreme weather linked to climate change has left thousands dead and cost tens of billions of dollars, disproportionately impacting the elderly, children, the poor, and people of color. By all scientific accounts, it’s going to get worse. How much worse depends entirely on the rate and extent […]

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 […]