Today marked my last day with Dogwood Alliance. It makes me realise that I'm leaving Asheville before I know it. I still remember the first day I arrived at the office, feeling so nervous and thrilled to meet everyone. I feel so welcomed here. I have a chance to present about WWF-Laos work and my … Continue reading How the real journey starts from the last day
It was exciting to see how these amazing people plan to make a change. I joined Dogwood Alliance team for their annual 2 year planning retreat at the North Carolina Arboretum. All the trees look incredible at this time of the year. It was interesting to see how Dogwood Alliance planned for the strategies to … Continue reading The path to make a change: how shared vision and action plan are made
My trip to Raleigh is followed by a visit to North Carolina governor's office. I had an opportunity to join Dogwood Alliance and Clean Air Carolina team to meet with Governor Roy Cooper's policy advisor. It was an intense discussion which many critical issues were presented, especially the pollution that caused by wood pellets facility. … Continue reading Urging NC Governor to Protect Public Health: voice from the community
Biomass is dirty energy and pollute more than coal. Southern forests are under threat of clearcuts to supply wood pellets to be exported to Europe to burn for energy. 'Burning forests' for energy is not only bad for the environment but it affects local communities' health and well-being as it creates noise and dust pollution … Continue reading Our Forests Aren’t Fuel: What’s your action?
As soon as the jet lag was over, I decided to take the most popular outdoor activity in Asheville, hiking. Funny enough, my observation says, in Asheville, North Carolina, hiking is what people do very often, it can be done before work, after work, or even a break from work because the closest trails could be … Continue reading Hiking Culture and Southern Forests Protection – An Overview