We are Hiring: Energy Advocate

Upstate Forever is seeking an Energy Advocate to join our Energy & State Policy program. Please click below to view the complete job description and application details.

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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

Legislative Updates 2021: January 25-29 - February 1st, 2021

Join Energy & State Policy Director Shelley Robbins for a deep dive on the South Carolina Conservation Bank, as well as the latest conservation news from the SC Statehouse. read more

By Shelley Robbins

Brushy Creek stream bank strengthened in Greer’s Century Park - January 28th, 2021

We were proud to work with Clemson Extension and the City of Greer to repair a portion of the Brushy Creek stream bank in Century Park last week. read more

City of Greenville revised tree ordinance adopted - January 28th, 2021

On Monday, January 25, Greenville City Council finalized adoption of the revised tree ordinance at second reading. The ordinance will be reviewed every two years to understand its impact in actually preserving and protecting remaining tree canopy in Greenville. read more

Legislative Updates 2021: January 18-22 - January 25th, 2021

The SC Legislature has completed its second of 18 weeks, largely remotely due to security and COVID-19 concerns. Join Energy & State Policy Director Shelley Robbins for a recap of week 2 in the Statehouse. read more

By Shelley Robbins

City of Greenville comp plan & tree ordinance 2nd reading on Monday - January 21st, 2021

City of Greenville residents and stakeholders, contact City Council and voice your support for adoption of the draft GVL2040 comprehensive plan & the updated tree ordinance before Monday's Council meeting. read more

The Upstate Update: January 2021 - January 21st, 2021

In this month's Upstate Update, we share news about our first completed conservation project of the New Year, our 2021 advocacy priorities, and more. read more

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