This year, long-time SEJ member Meera Subramanian joined our board of directors to give back for the many ways SEJ has benefited her freelance career. As Meera puts it, "Earlier this month, UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres said: 'We are in deep trouble with climate change. Climate change is running faster than we are, and we must catch up sooner rather than later, before it is too late.' Part of catching up is supporting the organizations that support the journalists covering climate change and so many other important environmental issues around the world." Read more and please give now.
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On January 25 in Washington DC, SEJ and the Wilson Center presented the 7th annual Journalists' Guide to Energy and Environment, where top reporters looked ahead at 2019's biggest stories to a packed house.
#SEJ2018 in Flint, Michigan, hosted by the University of Michigan-Flint, took place Oct 3-7, 2018. Find multimedia coverage here (including audios of most sessions), peruse the agenda or read speaker bios.
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Image: Environmental Justice panel "Elevating and Improving Our Reporting on Environmental Justice Issues". © Dale Willman/SEJ.
Chance research on the concept of green burials leads one freelancer not just to a years-long writing project, but to a more intimate encounter with the growing practice. In this essay, Ann Hoffner shares her first-hand experience with green burials and the deeper meaning she discovers in them, as well as one tender goodbye in a quiet wood.