Southerly is saying goodbye, for now
After five years, we’re ending our current operations and pursuing more sustainable options for community-led environmental justice journalism.
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WHAT WE DO
Our natural and built ecosystems are changing, and our media ecosystem needs to, as well. Our mission is to ensure Southerners facing environmental injustice have the journalism, resources, and information they need to be healthier, safer, and more empowered in the places they live.