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Upstate Forever is seeking a Land Policy Grassroots Specialist to join our Land Planning & Policy program staff. Applications for this role must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. on March 31, 2023.

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The reality of Black land loss - February 20th, 2021

By the early 1900s, African Americans had acquired millions of acres of land across the United States. A century later, 90% of that land had been lost. read more

By Megan Burton

Apply for the Spring 2021 Virtual Citizens Planning Academy - February 19th, 2021

Have you ever wondered how things get built in Greenville? Do you want to know how and why we should plan for future development that is 5, 10, or 15 years away? Apply today for our Virtual Citizens Planning Academy, beginning on Wednesday, April 14. read more

By Sherry Barrett

The Upstate Update: February 2021 - February 18th, 2021

In this month's Upstate Update, meet the 2021 ForeverGreen Award Honorees, read our 2020 donor impact report, and more. read more

Your support made the difference in 2020 - February 17th, 2021

Our mission to protect the Upstate’s critical land and water resources has never been more relevant or urgent, but we could not do any of this crucial work without your support. Read to see the impact your support made in 2020. read more

By Andrea Cooper

Legislative Updates 2021: February 8-12 - February 15th, 2021

In this week's Legislative Update, Shelley Robbins shares why this might finally be the year for significant electric vehicle policy change in SC and why your action is needed now regarding trash incineration and pyrolysis. read more

By Shelley Robbins

Legislative Updates 2021: February 1-5 - February 8th, 2021

In this week's Legislative Update, Shelley Robbins gives a recap of week 4 at the Statehouse, a deep dive in to burning trash and melting plastics, and the latest on several bills we are tracking. read more

By Shelley Robbins

We need policies in Greenville County that enact the community's vision - February 4th, 2021

Greenville County is drafting a new Unified Development Ordinance (UDO) to replace current zoning and land development regulations. Contact your Greenville County Councilmember to ensure the community’s vision for Greenville County is enacted through meaningful land policy. read more

Upcoming virtual panel to explore environmental justice issues in the Upstate - February 3rd, 2021

Join us for “Erasing the Redline: How Communities of Color are Disproportionately Exposed to Pollution and How to Fix It,” a virtual panel discussion about the adverse effects that pollution has on communities of color, and how to provide sustainable solutions for those communities, on Wednesday, February 24, 2021, from noon - 1 pm. read more

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