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Legislative Updates 2020: Week 1 - January 19th, 2020

The 2020 Legislative Session has started and we have hit the ground running! In this first weekly update, Energy & State Policy Director Shelley Robbins details two black market wildlife trading bills that have been introduced, growing opposition to offshore drilling, and more. read more

By Shelley Robbins

Legislative Updates 2020: Session Preview - January 13th, 2020

The South Carolina Legislature will be back in session on Tuesday, January 14, 2020, for the second year of their two-year session. Shelley Robbins offers a recap of last year and a preview of what we'll be watching for during the 2020 Session. read more

By Shelley Robbins

Apply for the Spring Citizens Planning Academy - January 3rd, 2020

Upstate Forever’s Citizens Planning Academy is an interactive 4-week course designed to help Greenville residents, business owners, and neighborhood leaders become more effective and influential participants in City of Greenville planning and land use policy efforts. Learn more about and apply to join this course taking place in March 2020. read more

The Upstate Update: December 2019 - December 22nd, 2019

In this month's Upstate Update, we share ways to support UF before the end of 2019, information about our upcoming ForeverGreen Awards Luncheon, and more. read more

How one week illustrated almost everything about the energy debate in South Carolina - December 17th, 2019

In one remarkable week (December 9-13, 2019), almost every aspect of the current energy transition debate was illustrated through both the media and through presentations to the SC Public Service Commission. read more

By Shelley Robbins

The Upstate Update: November 2019 - November 17th, 2019

In this month's Upstate Update, we share the latest about Greenville County's comprehensive planning process, a moving story from Tim Lee, Interpretive Ranger Naturalist at Mountain Bridge Wilderness, and congratulate graduates of our inaugural Citizens Planning Academy. read more

We'll be wearing GREEN on November 18 - will you? - November 11th, 2019

Join UF staff and wear green to support Greenville County's Comp Plan draft at the public hearing on November 18 at 6 pm at Greenville County Square. This plan is a smart alternative to unfettered sprawl, and the County has done a good job balancing many different perspectives in forming this draft plan. We hope you will join us! read more

By Lisa Hallo & Sherry Barrett, Land Policy Team

Citizens Planning Academy: Fall 2019 Presentations and Information - October 31st, 2019

Speaker presentations, materials, and other information from this fall's Citizens Planning Academy series. read more

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