Ecology + Justice + Culture in the American South

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When you donate, you help us produce accurate, thoughtful journalism about the South’s people and places — and ensure those people can access and use it to take action on environment and public health issues.

If you’d like to make a one-time donation instead, you can do so here.

Our stories are free and accessible to every reader so that we can continue to reach communities left out of the conversation and tell stories that have been overlooked or ignored. 

Value our work, but can’t afford to contribute monetarily? We completely understand. You can qualify for membership by contributing in other ways: Help us organize and lead events. Connect Southerly with local media outlets/newspapers/radio stations to partner with on stories. Share our stories and resources with your community. Offer website and tech assistance, graphic design, social media, or marketing help. Or connect us with funders who might want to support our work.

Please get in touch with EIC Lyndsey Gilpin ( to ask about these opportunities or discuss other ways you’d like to contribute.