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DEADLINE: Blue Earth Alliance Documentary Projects

Blue Earth Alliance fiscally sponsors documentary projects that educate the public about critical environmental and social issues, especially under-represented stories and voices. Projects can be of any geographic scope involving the photographic and motion picture mediums. Next deadline: Mar 31, 2021.

Textbooks and Syllabi

Here we list textbooks and syllabi often used in environmental journalism classes.

Teaching Tips

A list of ideas and suggestions assembled by teaching faculty who are members of SEJ-EDU. For more information contact Tom Yulsman (current SEJ academic representative), Sharon Friedman, Bill Kovarik or Mark Neuzil (former SEJ academic representatives).

SEJ's Creation


(A paper presented at the national convention of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communications, Baltimore, August 1998)

Department of Journalism
Central Michigan University

The Really Big Ozone Story: Plants With Asthma

Most news about ground-level ozone pollution focuses on its considerable impacts to human health. But there may be a far broader and potentially bigger story: Ground-level ozone pollution significantly impairs plants' ability to absorb CO2 - which in turn exacerbates climate change, reduces agricultural yields (think: food shortages), and damages ecosystems.

EPA To Release Proposed Lead Standard Soon

Hot on the heels of the announcement of EPA's controversial revised ground-level ozone standard, the agency is required by court order to release its proposal for a revised airborne lead standard no later than May 1, 2008. A final rule is required by Sept. 1, 2008.

Floods and Drought in NOAA Forecast

A wet, snowy winter has set the table for spring flooding in much of the eastern US and a few western states. NOAA published a forecast on March 20, 2008, of the areas most likely to get swamped. Among the states at risk are "much of the Mississippi River basin, the Ohio River basin, the lower Missouri River basin, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, most of New York, all of New England, and portions of the West, including Colorado and Idaho."