Recorder’s fundraising campaign to support climate change coverage

Published: 11/4/2021 1:22:03 PM
Modified: 11/4/2021 1:22:11 PM

Since 1792, the Greenfield Recorder has brought the news of Franklin County and the North Quabbin region to you. We’ve covered local government, our schools, the arts and business communities and sports, and profiled countless people. Today, we are announcing our desire to tell a different story in a new and exciting way.

The changing climate is a topic of high interest for the readers of the Recorder. Our team of journalists has long wanted to focus on how climate change affects our large coverage area and what action people can take. Every week we receive requests from readers for more coverage of this topic. But considering the other news that demands our attention, it has been difficult to give climate change the attention it deserves.

In Climate Change at Home, the Recorder will tell the stories of those who are witnessing the impact of the climate firsthand, such as area farmers, as well as innovative citizens who seek to mitigate their footprint on the environment. We envision seeking input from scientists and environmental experts who specialize in climate science. This ongoing series will run throughout 2022.

We want to share these local stories in print and online, including video and podcasts. This includes telling the stories in words, photos and sound of those who are witnessing the impact of the changing climate firsthand. Plus, we’ll talk to our neighbors who are employing new methods and ideas to lessen their impact on the planet.

We will examine what is being done, and not being done, at the grassroots and institutional levels to address climate change; who is doing important work that may be under the radar; the obstacles for everyday people to address the problem; and how climate change is being taught inside and outside of schools.

To launch a project of this size and scope, we need your help. If you believe local journalism is essential, and wish to support Climate Change at Home, our expanded coverage of the changing climate, please consider making a tax-deductible donation before Dec. 31. Your contribution will be directed to supporting our climate coverage exclusively, and will not be used for the daily operations of the Recorder.

We are excited to do this important work, and with your support we will dig deep into the changing climate in the Pioneer Valley.

If you believe local journalism is important, please support us. And if you don’t already, please subscribe to the Greenfield Recorder.

Thank you.

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