All forms of advocacy, esp. environmental groups.

Following Nature on a Transformative Journey Away From the Mean Streets of D.C.

As a young man, Rodney Stotts knew plenty about drugs, guns and poverty and little about the other kinds of wildlife in his hometown. A chance offer of a job cleaning up Washington, D.C.’s Anacostia River set him on the path to becoming a master falconer — despite racist resistance — and a mentor to others who share his inner-city roots. BookShelf’s Jennifer Weeks reviews Stotts’ memoir, “Bird Brother.”

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Largest Audubon Chapter Yet Is Changing Its Name, Rebuking An Enslaver

"One of the largest chapters in the National Audubon Society network is changing its name to distance itself from John James Audubon, the famed naturalist who was also an enslaver and a strong critic of those who sought to free African Americans from bondage."

Source: Washington Post, 07/28/2022

Canada's Climate Minister: "From ‘Green Jesus’ To ‘Radical Pragmatist’

"When top environmental ministers from the Group of Seven industrial countries met in Berlin in May, Steven Guilbeault was among them. But for the first time in his long career, he was meeting with the ministers inside the summit, rather than protesting in the streets outside."

Source: Washington Post, 07/14/2022

Farmers Markets Offer Many Local Environmental Stories

Reporters needn’t always go far and wide to find environment angles. A case in point is your local farmers market, which can yield a variety of food-related stories, ranging from food justice and urban agriculture to pesticides and organics. That and a few tasty samples on the side. TipSheet takes a stroll through the aisles for the backstory, plus reporting resources and story ideas.

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July 15, 2022

Protest Protocol: How Journalists Can Stay Safe in Times of Unrest

Registration is open for a National Press Club Journalism Institute virtual safety training on how to cover political protests and civil unrest while limiting your legal exposure and physical safety risks. 11:30 a.m. ET.

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