We’re now more than halfway through our weeklong Earth Journal campaign, which aims to raise $10,000 in support of our award-winning environmental reporting.
Dozens have taken the opportunity to join our generous Earth Journal Circle donors in sustaining the column, which was recognized last year as the best independent news blog (on any subject) by the Minnesota Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists.
Still, we remain a long way from our campaign goal of raising $10,000, which represents the final fifth of what it costs to produce a year’s worth of Ron Meador’s twice-weekly reports.
We remain optimistic, and urge readers to chip in for this worthy cause by making a gift in any amount.
Here’s what a few of the members who have already contributed during this campaign had to say about why they support MinnPost and Earth Journal:
Great source for well written news. – Craig Johnson, Burnsville
Independent and in depth journalism is essential to a democracy. MinnPost serves an important part of this need locally. – David Washburn, Saint Paul
MinnPost has stand-out journalists who write thoughtful and timely articles. I especially appreciate the coverage of environmental and education issues. – Chris Bremer, Edina
Quality news coverage! – Steven Bailey, Minneapolis
From strolls down the streets and alleys of the Twin Cities to political analysis, MinnPost satisfies my quest for staying well-informed. – Sieglinde Gassman, Apple Valley
Thoughtful and honest commentary. – Fritz Lott, Golden Valley
In support of your award-winning environmental coverage. – Richard Newmark, Woodbury
Excellent news in an objective way. – Don Barrett, Afton
Thorough news and editorial coverage. – Rolf Westgard, Saint Paul
Earth Journal Circle Founders
We are grateful for the support of the following individuals and foundations, who have pledged multi-year support in amounts ranging from $1,000 to $5,000 per year.
- Edward R. Bazinet Foundation
- David Winton Bell Foundation
- Wendy Bennett
- Bill and Sharon Clapp
- Jay and Page Cowles
- Jack and Claire Dempsey
- Peter and Mary Gove
- Kathy Jones
- Martin and Brown Foundation
- Lorna and Tom Gleason
- Jim Lenfestey
- Jane Mauer
- Rolf and Lindy Westgard
- Nancy Gibson and Ron Sternal
- Bob and Pat Tammen
- Design Forty Five
- Penny Winton