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Greetings to environmentally minded, or environmentally curious, Southern Californians! We have an announcement. This publication is launching a newsletter focused entirely on the environment.

Say hello to: The Compost.

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My name is Brooke Staggs, and I’ve been a journalist for more than 15 years. This summer, I started on the environment beat for Southern California News Group, covering all things water, energy, wildlife, climate change and more for our 11 area newspapers across Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside and San Bernardino counties. Already this beat has taken me to some amazing places, from a desert town plagued by foul odors to a solar observatory in Big Bear to a dairy farm that was folding in Ontario. And I promise I’m just getting warmed up!

There is so much great environmental coverage coming from reporters across our news group and from other local journalists every day — so much, in fact, that it can be tough to keep track let alone process it all. So we’re launching this weekly newsletter where I’ll curate the best local content in this space and deliver it to your inboxes each Tuesday.

Clearly there’s a lot of heavy news to process on the climate change front, and we certainly won’t shy away from confronting how those tough issues are impacting Southern California. But folks I’ve met who care deeply about the planet also are some of the most optimistic, adventurous, animal-loving, solutions-minded people out there.

This newsletter will aim to reflect that, with coverage that not only spells out the challenges we face but also highlights pioneering solutions coming out of Southern California, ideas for how everyday people can help, moments from nature to make you smile and motivation to keep exploring the world around us. After all, a report the Hispanic Access Foundation presented recently during COP27, the UN’s climate change conference in Egypt, argued there’s a positive correlation between people’s access to nature and the health of their local climate.

I’d love to hear about what you’d like to see in this newsletter. Email me at [email protected] or ping me on Twitter @JournoBrooke with your questions, your ideas, your links… and especially your inside tips on Southern California’s best nature destinations! We might feature some in the newsletter or use them as inspiration for future stories. I’m looking forward to where this conservation conversation will take us.

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