Holly Paar: The Community-led Movement for Forests, Climate and Justice in the Southern US

The Community-led Movement for Forests, Climate and Justice in the Southern US

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Across the South in the United States, frontline communities facing the devastation wrought by industrial logging are leading a movement calling for the protection of forests. Hit hardest by the effects of increasingly intense storms and flooding as well as facing threats of pollution, communities along the coastal plains of the Carolinas, as well as the Gulf states are uniting in a call for climate justice and economic solutions. They are challenging the status quo of what equates to a century of landscape-level industrial extraction of one of the South’s most important resources and means of climate protection: its forests.

Holly M. Paar: Advancement Director for Dogwood Alliance

Presented at Blessed Unrest conference via online, extending across weekends in April & May of 2020

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