Apple backs groups conserving forests in the Deep South

By William Gallagher
Apple Insider
February 15, 2023
Category: Forestry
Region: United States

Apple has highlighted the work of conservatory groups, including McIntosh S.E.E.D. who run the first Black-owned community forest in the US. Working with The Conservation Fund, Apple says that it partners with community groups like McIntosh S.E.E.D. across the Deep South. It’s in order to scale up sustainable land retention, specifically in Black and Brown communities. “To promote justice and address climate change, we have to share resources and partner with organizations that have real on-the-ground expertise,” Lisa Jackson, Apple’s vice president of Environment, Policy, and Social Initiatives, said in a press release. “I’ve always believed the most powerful solutions come from centering the most vulnerable communities, not ignoring them.” “In places like McIntosh County,” she continued, “families are coming together to preserve the land that sustains all of us.”

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