When I first began my journalism career in local media, one of my favorite articles that I wrote was about a community’s annual Earth Day activities. The community dedicated a tree to a recently deceased former village employee who was an advocate for sustainable, earth-friendly programs. The day also included numerous games and activities to engage children at the event. Seeing this community come together made working on a Sunday feel less like work and more like enjoyment.
Although I am no longer covering local Earth Day events, connecting with brand owners, suppliers and everything in between has shown me that environmental emphasis still is a part of my journalistic career.