“Enacting one of the nation’s most aggressive environmental measures,” Los Angeles County supervisors voted on Tuesday to ban plastic grocery bags in unincorporated areas of the county, the Los Angeles Times reports.
Green Economy 2010
Resources for covering the green economy
Check out our self-guided tutorials and other coverage tips from the recent "Covering the Green Economy" seminar, which helped reporters better understand how to cover the intersection between business and the environment.
The largest consumer packaged goods company in the world has committed itself to sustainability through a new series of environmental goals. Procter & Gamble announced a fresh long-term vision this week, an effort that would transform the company’s products and operations. The initiatives include long-term goals like using 100 percent renewable or recycled materials for [...]
During our Covering the Green Economy conference in June, Russ Choma showed reporters how to dig through stimulus spending to find the money earmarked for green projects on their beats. Choma, an investigative journalist based in Washington, knows this topic well. He authored the series, “Blown Away: America’s billions for clean-energy jobs are flying overseas,” [...]
The WWF is using a crowdsourcing approach for its “Green game-changers,” an initiative that will establish a database to track innovation in environmentally focused products and businesses. The organization hopes that building a bank of those at the forefront of sustainability will inspire others to follow the same path. “We believe the business community will [...]
Jason Margolis of PRI’s “The World” radio program won a first-place award from the Society of Environmental Journalists for his segment on green commercial buildings. In announcing his winning entry for Outstanding Beat/In-Depth Reporting, Radio, SEJ said, “This piece stood head and shoulders above the competition for the reporter’s skill in taking a simple and [...]
John Daley reports for KSL-TV, the NBC affiliate in Salt Lake City, and has covered everything from mine disasters to the Elizabeth Smart case. He specializes in political, investigative and environmental reporting and was both a Knight Journalism Fellow and a Western Enterprise Reporting Fellow at Stanford University. He was also a fellow during the [...]
Erik Ortiz has covered business for the Press of Atlantic City in New Jersey for about three years. It’s a beat that has him diving into stories about the state’s economy, labor, tourism and the gaming industry. Ortiz was also a fellow during our “Covering the Green Economy” seminar. He chatted with us about his [...]
Asher Price covers the environmental beat for the Austin American-Statesman. He talked to us about the challenges and rewards of reporting on one of the hottest topics around. How did you get your start on the environmental beat? “I had been a general assignment reporter at the Austin American-Statesman for a couple of years. It was [...]