Most frequent questions and answers
When did EJJI form?
We began talking about this idea in early 2020 and it picked up steam over the summer. We got up and running at the end of 2020.
Where are you based?
We begin our work in Baltimore, where we live. But we are hoping to expand the work to other cities.
We saw a need to change both what was being covered in environmental journalism, and who was covering it. We felt our skills were compatible – an organizer with strong connections to the community, and a journalist with vast expertise in the topic. We thought together we could help make a long-needed change.
Our partners in this endeavor are the National Aquarium, where we will be working with the Henry Hall Scholars and introducing environmental journalism projects into a marine science curriculum, beginning in January 2020, and Clergy United for the Transformation of Sandtown, a faith-based group fighting for justice in West Baltimore. We are a Black-led organization, with a diverse board and partners.
Of course, we would like to expand our program to other cities, continuing our partnerships with aquariums, universities, and faith-based organizations. Feel free to contact us to learn more.