SEJ Member-Led Meet-ups
These informal gatherings led by SEJ members seek to build and sustain professional ties between environmental journalists and editors in all media, who live and/or work in the respective regions. SEJ membership is not required to participate, nor an rsvp unless specified in a particular event listing. Check the SEJ Community Calendar  or SEJ Facebook Group  (log onto Facebook and ask to join the group) for upcoming meet-ups. See information and photos about past meet-ups here . Contact Jeanne Scanlon  with any questions.
Thanks to Emily Gertz for her great article on the history of SEJ networking, published in the spring 2014 SEJournal: http://www.sej.org/publications/local-meetups-bring-networking-home 
Regions with a dedicated SEJ meet-ups leader:
|SEJ WatchDog project director Joseph A. Davis (right) talks EJ with SEJ members and friends at Local 16 in D.C., April 2014.|
New York City Area
Meet-ups leader: Emily Gertz
The NYC group uses the Meetup.com platform .
Washington, D.C. Area
Meet-ups leaders: Kate Sheppard and Meaghan Parker
This is a very active group.
Meet-ups leader: Justin Gerdes
Meet-ups leaders: Hilary Sloane and Molly Peterson
Meet-ups leader: Rachel Cernansky
Meet-ups leader: Sarah Curry
New England, northern: Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine; also western Massachusetts
Meet-ups leader: Madeline Bodin
Meet-ups leaders: Julia Kumari Drapkin and Mark Schleifstein
Missouri and surrounding states including Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Tennessee, Kentucky, Illinois and Iowa
Meet-ups leader: Tina Cassagrand
Meet-ups leader: Lisa Sorg
Ohio, Michigan and northern Indiana
Meet-ups leader: Karen Schaefer
Active group over many years. Christy George (Portland area) and Valerie Brown (Salem) are resources.
Pennsylvania, central; and Delaware
Meet-ups leader: John Messeder
Meet-ups leader: Dan McCue
Meet-ups leader: Lana Straub
Meet-ups leaders: Ashley Ahearn and Brett Walton 
To reach meet-ups leaders, or to inquire about starting a meet-ups group in your region, please email Jeanne Scanlon .
SEJ Pub Nights take place as members are moved to get together, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Sometimes we invite a guest speaker for a brief, informal conversation about an area of interest. We welcome journalists who cover environmental issues, or who wish to, as well as journalism students, academics, and other interested parties. The goal is to get some useful information and have ample opportunity to chat about environmental journalism amongst ourselves. See past get-togethers: 2013  | 2012  | 2011  | 2010  | 2009. 
Want to get involved in the Toronto pub nights, either organizing, attending, lining up speakers or being a speaker? Contact SEJ member and freelance writer/editor Sharon Oosthoek. 
San Francisco Bay Area Meet-ups for SEJ Members Only
Contact Amy Westervelt.