Ten Journalists Recognized As 2017 SEAL Environmental Journalism Award Winners

SEAL Awards – Sustainability, Environmental Achievement and Leadership

Environmental Journalism Matters Now More Than Ever.

With environmental challenges a pressing societal issue, ten journalists have been awarded the first annual 2017 SEAL Environmental Journalism Award, celebrating their work in documenting climate change impacts and solutions.

Honorees include Adele Peters of Fast Company, Brad Plumer of New York Times, Chris Mooney of Washington Post, Damian Carrington and George Monbiot of The Guardian, Dave Roberts of Vox, Elizabeth Kolbert of The New Yorker, Marianne Lavelle of Inside Climate News, Rebecca Leber of Mother Jones and Robinson Meyer of The Atlantic.

“We started the SEAL Awards because recognition is the highest form of accountability, and we hope that the awards will increase focus on environmental action in the future,” added Matt Harney, founder of the SEAL Awards. “Environmental journalism matters now more than ever. We want to reward journalistic excellence and leadership and encourage even more coverage of these topics.”

With all writers covering the environment eligible and under consideration, winners were selected based on a panel review of each author’s work, peer nominations, and were chosen based on alignment with timely environmental topics and issues.

“We live in a noisy world, especially when it comes to media – both traditional and social. We need accurate and thorough journalism to play a leading role in informing the public of pressing economic, environmental and social trends and opportunities,” commented awards chairperson Bruno Sarda, Head of Sustainability at NRG Energy and Professor at Arizona State University’s School of Sustainability. “At the end of the day, businesses and citizens will support and drive environmental progress if they’re armed with fact-based information through compelling journalism, as such, it’s important we recognize reporting excellence.”


Adele Peters is a staff writer at Fast Company who focuses on solutions to some of the world’s largest problems, from climate change to homelessness. Previously, she worked with GOOD, BioLite, and the Sustainable Products and Solutions program at UC Berkeley.


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