So long from our editor, Kayle Crosson
24 June 2022
As some of you may have seen on Twitter this week, today is my last official day as editor of The Green News.
I first started as an intern here back in 2019 – just a couple of months into my journalism career. I knew I wanted to cover our environmental crises as a beat – and serendipitously found myself at a publication dedicated to it.
Three years on and countless protests, committee hearings, and interviews later – I am so proud to look back on what we’ve done.
I’ve gotten to know school strikers the country-over demanding our politicians do more to address a defining crisis of our time. I’ve spoken to politicians, academics, activists, scientists and lawyers who have given me nuanced, far-reaching answers and helped shape the type of questions I ask. I took photos and stood in the shadow of handmade cardboard signs. I held my phone up to record protesters in lashing November rain in Glasgow, who were better prepared than I was in their brightly coloured rain ponchos. I got to find out all about the marvels of basking sharks and golden eagles and lesser horseshoe bats. And that’s just a quick reel of highlights.
I’ve been able to do all this through the generous support of the Irish Environmental Network and because of you – the people reading these very words.
My next venture is taking me to ClientEarth in London – and I’m so looking forward to getting started there and joining their incredible team.
I’ll be keeping my eye of course on whatever comes next for this publication – and in the meantime, take care of yourselves, take breaks when you can and I hope our paths cross again.