Dr. John Quinn: We should see waterways & forests as economic assets - June 10th, 2020

The environmental aesthetic of the Upstate is something most, if not all, of us value. But how does that relative value translate to dollar value? Dr. John Quinn, an associate professor of Biology at Furman, explores the economic value of our region's natural resources. read more

Our commitment to racial justice - June 3rd, 2020

Upstate Forever envisions a future that is healthy, vibrant, and prosperous, that offers a high quality of life now and for future generations. That vision cannot become a reality for all who call the Upstate home while racial violence and systemic injustices exist in our communities and across the country. read more

What is clean water 'worth?' - May 28th, 2020

The average cost per gallon of tap water in the Upstate is less than 1 cent. Let us help put the value of clean water in perspective. read more

Mary Duckett: Clean water is a basic human right - May 26th, 2020

A lifelong resident of the Southernside community in Greenville, Mary Duckett has joined community leaders and environmental justice advocates to call for the cleanup of toxic coal tar along the Reedy River, the left-behind results of a long-shuttered manufactured gas plant. read more

COVID Weekly Update: May 22, 2020 - May 22nd, 2020

In this week's update, Land Policy Director Lisa Hallo reflects on her recent experiences in nature and the importance of accessible greenspace for all. read more

We should all have access to clean and safe outdoor spaces - May 20th, 2020

Land Policy Director Lisa Hallo reflects on what easy access to nature has meant for her during difficult times. read more

By Lisa Hallo

Bruce Adams: Water is essential for local food - May 18th, 2020

A 4th-generation farmer discusses how he feeds a University campus without the use of an irrigation system. read more

Legislative Updates 2020: May 11-15 - May 17th, 2020

The House and Senate both met on Tuesday, May 12, and negotiations between the two bodies paid off. More in this week's Legislative Update from Energy & State Policy Director Shelley Robbins. read more

By Shelley Robbins

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