National Membership Gathering 

The Uproot Project is a network for environmental journalists of color who are committed to bringing diverse voices to the forefront of environmental reporting. On January 26, 2022, The Uproot Project hosted its second all member event. During the meeting, The Uproot steering committee made key announcements including the introduction of new Uproot steering committee and staff members, the launch of a newsletter, a new environmental justice fellowship, and a new website. 

Stay tuned for the date of next year’s national member gathering. 

Uproot Events

Dates & times will be updated as they are confirmed 

The Journey of a Story
An Exhibit and Panel Discussion by The Uproot Project
Where: NYC
Date: October 26th, 2022
Time: 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

The Art of Long-Form Storytelling
Where: Virtual
Date: November 9th, 2022
Time: 4:00 – 5:00 PM
Sign up here

#SEJ2023 Annual Conference
The Uproot Project is pleased to continue partnering with SEJ to offer diversity fellowships at their 2023 conference
Where: Boise, Idaho
When: April 19th, 2023 – April 23rd, 2023

The Uproot Project Environmental Justice Fellowships 

At The Uproot Project, we believe there are important environmental justice stories that need to be told. We believe that journalists of color bring critical and fresh perspectives to covering these stories. With The Uproot Project’s Environmental Justice Fellowship, we want to bring the two together — to help underrepresented journalists shed light on undercovered topics.

This new fellowship offers funding to seven journalists to pursue reporting projects over the course of a year. Fellows will receive up to $2,000 to cover travel and other reporting expenses, and will also receive support from Uproot to place their stories with a media outlet, if requested.

Fellows’ projects focus on stories related to environmental justice — highlighting how the climate crisis and key environmental issues of our time are inextricably linked with other forms of inequity. These are the kinds of stories that have often been left out of the narrative in mainstream environmental journalism, and the ones that The Uproot Project is dedicated to uplifting.

Meet our 2022 class of fellows here.

The Uproot Project Environmental Journalists of Color Database 

The Uproot Project Database is a critical resource for journalists who are seeking to connect with editors, mentors, experts, sources, and other journalists of color within the environmental space. As a network by and for environmental and climate journalists of color, The Uproot Project is committed to diversity in the media, which means spotlighting diverse voices. The people you will find in our database identify as Black, Indigenous, or other people of color, who have exercised expertise in climate, science, social justice, and environmental spaces.

SEJ Diversity Scholarship

The Society of Environmental Journalists and The Uproot Project partnered to offer diversity fellowships (worth up to $2000) to support journalists’ attendance at #SEJ2022 in Houston.

We hope to continue to promote diversity in attendance at SEJ’s annual conference. Check back soon for more details. 

Awards and Nominations 

Nomination: Finalist – Covering Climate Now Industry Innovation Award