**FYI!** Donations to SEJ are fully tax deductible. Even if you take the standard deduction, you can deduct up to $300 in charitable giving from your 2020 taxable income.**

Journalists are heroes of democracy. This holiday season, 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. Not able to donate this year? We understand! There's no need to donate in order to give your journalism heroes a well-deserved shout-out using #HonoringtheHeroes.

I’m thinking a lot about gratitude as we get ready to close the doors on 2020. The very definition means to willingly show appreciation and return kindness, and this word resonates with me as we welcome a new year of possibility and hope for the future. 

It is with gratitude I’m making an end-of-year contribution to support SEJ and its members, many of whom continue to work tirelessly to cover the world’s most pressing issues, from climate change to the upending of environmental regulations, catastrophic wildfires, environmental injustice and much more. 

Our financial gifts together will help ensure SEJ can continue to support environmental reporting in the years to come, through educational programs for environmental journalists, grants for journalists to bring untold stories to light, conferences, awards and more. There are lots of ways to give including by #HonoringTheHeroes of environmental journalism where you can donate to SEJ in your heroes’ names and add them to the Wall of Heroes.

So as 2020 draws to a close, be a hero by supporting environmental reporting through SEJ’s ongoing work to increase and improve environmental journalism. Hurry though, because the deadline to make your tax deductible contribution is today, December 31. 

Heartfelt thanks for choosing to make a difference through your financial contribution to SEJ before the end of the year. 

With gratitude, 

Sadie Babits 
SEJ board president 
How your donation helps journalists:

  • Your gift in general support of SEJ Programs covers costs of ambitious plans for conferences, publications, awards and other educational programs for environmental journalists.

  • Your gift in general support of SEJ's Fund for Environmental Journalism will be used to underwrite small grants available to qualified journalists, covering costs of worthy reporting projects that are not yet complete. Winners are selected through a competitive process.

  • Your gift to SEJ's 21st Century Endowment Fund protects the future of environmental journalism.

Ways to donate:

  • PayPal’s Giving Fund covers all transaction costs for donations to SEJ made on this site, ensuring that 100% of each gift made is available to charity

  • Leave a trace. Make a bequest to SEJ in your will: Learn more

Thank you for supporting environmental journalism!