And surprising to see how far Ron Meador’s column is reaching.
Since we launched the $7k-in-7 days campaign on February 6, we’ve received donations from Port Washington NY, Brunswick ME, Greensboro NC and Parshall ND. And, of course, from all over Minnesota — Grand Marais, Rochester, Duluth, Roseville, Edina, Mendota Heights, Northfield, Mahtomedi, Marine on Saint Croix and Minnetonka, as well as the Twin Cities.
Donations as of 3 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 7, totaled $2,849, with more than 30 gifts ranging from $10 to $500. The campaign runs through Feb. 13.
The goal — to sustain Ron’s thought-provoking journalism about the environment, energy and related matters — resonates with readers like these:
- Lawrence Downing, Rochester: “As former national President of the Sierra Club, Chair of the Sierra Club Foundation, and a new member of the Board of Minnesota Center for Environmental Advocacy, I recognize the essential need for informing everyone about the state of — and threats to — our environment.”
- Ed Reilly and Kate Wolford, Minneapolis: “We value MinnPost’s commitment to high quality reporting on issues to help all of us better understand the implications of the choices we make as individuals and through public policy on the natural environment on which we and future generations depend.”
- Lee Lewis, Minneapolis: “This type of reporting on what I consider to be a primary driver of all of our systems — economic, political, social and religious — is terribly important and a joy to have available. However, I have mixed feelings about having to finance it through charitable giving. But, that seems to be how the system works at this time. Keep up the great work.”
- Barbara Lehn, St. Paul: “Reliable site to come to, with reliable information.”
- Nikki Strandskov, Brunswick, ME: “I enjoy the reasoned and well-written columns and always learn from them.”
- Ann Manning, Minneapolis: “The planet is in peril and mainstream journalism has been woefully inadequate to the task. Ron and MinnPost are helping to fill that gap. Thank you.”
If the goal resonates with you, add your voice. Donate here.
We have a few places left at an Earth Journal event this coming Monday, Feb. 10, at Hell’s Kitchen. Join Ron Meador, Rebecca Rom and Scott Strand for a substantive discussion of environmental risks and regulatory challenges presented by proposals to mine and process metals from sulfide ores. Click here for details and tickets.