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.

Want to be a part of Uproot’s database? Fill out the application here!

Note: The database application is separate from the Uproot membership application. If you’d like to become an Uproot member, please fill out this form as well. You can learn more about membership here.


To navigate The Uproot Project Database, simply use the filters to find what you’re looking for whether it’s a mentor, subject matter expert or a freelance journalist. The database can also be narrowed down by the member’s geographic location as well as their availability to mentor, freelance, meet up for coffee based on location, or be interviewed as a subject matter expert. The database has been fully vetted and verified as of December 2022. We will continue to update, add, and verify members on a rolling basis. If you have any questions, please contact

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