24 June 2022
As some of you may have seen on Twitter this week, today is my last official day as editor of The Green News.
I first started as an intern here back in 2019 – just a couple of months into my journalism career. I knew I wanted to cover our environmental crises as a beat – and serendipitously found myself at a publication dedicated to it.
Three years on and countless protests, committee hearings, and interviews later – I am so proud to look back on what we’ve done.
I’ve gotten to know school strikers the country-over demanding our politicians do more to address a defining crisis of our time. I’ve spoken to politicians, academics, activists, scientists and lawyers who have given me nuanced, far-reaching answers and helped shape the type of questions I ask. I took photos and stood in the shadow of handmade cardboard signs. I held my phone up to record protesters in lashing November rain in Glasgow, who were better prepared than I was in their brightly coloured rain ponchos. I got to find out all about the marvels of basking sharks and golden eagles and lesser horseshoe bats. And that’s just a quick reel of highlights.
I’ve been able to do all this through the generous support of the Irish Environmental Network and because of you – the people reading these very words.
My next venture is taking me to ClientEarth in London – and I’m so looking forward to getting started there and joining their incredible team.
I’ll be keeping my eye of course on whatever comes next for this publication – and in the meantime, take care of yourselves, take breaks when you can and I hope our paths cross again.