Journalists are heroes of democracy. This fall, we're asking you to honor your journalism heroes by supporting SEJ's work to increase and improve environmental journalism. If you have a journalism hero, tell us using #HonoringTheHeroes. Make a contribution to SEJ in their name and we'll add them to our Wall of Heroes. And you'll both know that you're helping the reporters who tell the world's greatest stories.
It takes every type of person there is to educate the public on environmental issues these days. That's why I'm celebrating an editor, an independent journalist, and an academic as I contribute to SEJ in honor of their dedicated efforts. 

Gloria Gonzalez, managing editor of energy and environment at Industry Dive, recently stepped up when we needed to fill a board seat and brought along with her a financial acumen to our Finance Committee work, led by the equally dedicated Sadie Babits of the Cronkite News/Arizona PBS newsroom.

Bernardo H. Motta, assistant professor of journalism at Roger Williams University, is dedicated to cultivating diversity amid a new generation of journalism students and across the industry, always looking to lift others up. 

Mc Nelly Torres, independent investigative and data journalist, lent a strong voice to this summer's SEJ webinar, "Covering Climate, COVID-19 and Environmental Justice," where she shared her experiences linking extreme weather and human health impacts in Puerto Rico and beyond.

I hope you'll join me in thanking them for their work. Pause to consider the voices that inform your knowledge of the natural world, and then consider contributing no amount too small nor too big! to SEJ today.

Meera Subramanian
President, SEJ Board of Directors