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’ve been a member of SEJ since the early 2000s. In this organization of journalism leaders, many stand out.

So many environmental stories are depressing. Telling a downbeat story so that we want to read, listen, or watch anyway takes talent and insight, into the story as well as the audience. Sharon Guynup has told the stories of tigers and other wildlife so beautifully that readers and viewers are uplifted, even by tragic tales. Tigers are one of the most iconic species, burning bright in William Blake's forests of the night. They have always inspired awe. Sharon goes beyond awe to the issues that threaten them.

Sharon’s work takes her into dangerous worlds of wildlife exploitation that would otherwise be hidden. Exposing the criminals who prey on these mighty animals has led to efforts to save them, and, with them, the world we all inhabit. Sharon is a true environmental journalism hero.

Please join me in acknowledging your journalism hero using #HonoringTheHeroes. Make a donation to SEJ in their name to add them to SEJ's Wall of Heroes. Those funds will go toward the valuable programs and resources that SEJ provides journalists, and your shoutout will surely bring joy to someone you admire.

Thank you,

Christine Heinrichs
SEJ Member
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.

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

Thank you for supporting environmental journalism!