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Eco-Stories: April Harper and Threats to Birds

This interview has been edited for brevity and clarity. See the full interview below. April Harper has been working in the field of environmental science and education for a decade. She studied Biology at Longwood University and received a Masters in Public Affairs from the University of Indiana, concentrating on natural resource management. Her experiences […]

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Eco-Stories: Randi from Handep, an Indonesian social enterprise

This interview has been edited for brevity and clarity. See the full interview below. Handep is a social enterprise in the heart of Indonesian Borneo, where we help reconnect our friends and family with their lands and forests for a more sustainable living. We work to empower indigenous women and farmers through sustainable fashion and […]

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Eco-Stories: Jennie Stephens and Heirs Property

This interview has been edited for brevity and clarity. See the full interview below. Jennie L. Stephens has served as the chief leader of the Center for Heirs’ Property Preservation since its inception in 2005. At the Center, she is responsible for overall strategic planning, resource development, financial management and organizational development. She has worked […]

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Eco-Stories: Amy Armstrong, Executive Director of SCELP

This interview has been edited for brevity and clarity. See the full interview below. Amy Armstrong, Executive Director and General Counsel, started working for SCELP in September, 2002, after receiving a competitive two year fellowship from Equal Justice Works, formerly the National Association of Public Interest Law. Once her fellowship ended, she became a staff […]

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Eco-Stories: Christopher Templeton from ReSoil

This interview has been edited for brevity and clarity. See the full interview below. Christopher Templeton is the Operations Manager and a Master Composter at ReSoil Compost in Elgin, SC. Chris was born and raised just outside Washington, DC, and moved to South Carolina in the 90’s. In the 2000s, he and his family moved […]

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Eco-Stories: Alan Hancock – Coastal Conservation Leauge

This interview has been edited for brevity and clarity. See the full interview below. Alan Hancock joined the Coastal Conservation League in 2015 after working for Conservation Voters of South Carolina as their Campaigns Director. Alan has also worked at the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control enforcing and developing air pollution regulations. […]

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Eco-Stories: Queen Quet of the Gullah/Geechee Nation

This interview has been edited for brevity and clarity. See the full interview below. Queen Quet Marquetta L. Goodwine is a published author, computer scientist, lecturer, mathematician, historian, columnist, preservationist, environmental justice advocate, environmentalist, film consultant, and “The Art-ivist.” She is the founder of the premiere advocacy organization for the continuation of Gullah/Geechee culture, the […]

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Eco-Stories: Chase Renninger of Woodland Valley Farms

This interview has been edited for brevity and clarity. See the full interview below. Founder and owner Chase Renninger opened Woodland Valley Farms in December 2016, taking the first step toward his dream of owning and operating a regenerative permaculture farm. Raised in Maryland, he found a passion for farming and ecology at a young […]

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Eco-Stories: Shelley Robbins talks Plastics

This interview has been edited for brevity and clarity. See the full interview below. Shelley Robbins holds a degree in economics from Duke University, where she spent time at the Duke Marine Lab, and an MBA from Southwestern Oklahoma State University. Her varied experience includes working with lemurs at the Duke Lemur Center, regulating water […]

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Eco-Stories: Rebecca Haynes – Conservation Voters of South Carolina

This interview has been edited for brevity and clarity. See the full interview below. Rebecca Haynes, Deputy Director of CVSC Rebecca has over fifteen years of experience working on water policy in South Carolina with communities, utilities, and agencies, most recently at the SC Dept. of Health and Environmental Control and American Rivers. A University […]

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