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The Sierra Club Great Waters Group recognizes journalist Isiah Hopkins for her outstanding reporting, which protects our environment and our democracy.
Holmes will be awarded his award on January 17th during a live virtual program that will start at 6:30 p.m. The award ceremony will be preceded by a program featuring Al Gedicks, a noted activist and professor emeritus, highlighting Environmental Alliances between the Indian Nations of Wisconsin.
Here are more details about the program: www.bit.ly/GWG-Jan-2022-Program
Holmes, who is both a videographer and a reporter, was awarded the Environmental Hero of the Year Award. This award recognizes his efforts to cover issues that impact our communities. His reports and articles cover a wide range of environmental and social justice topics as well as threats that threaten our fundamental democratic rights.
He is a Milwaukee native and a graduate of Wauwatosa East High School. He has insight into both the challenges and the potential of our metropolitan area.
Holmes is currently a staff authorHis writing has been published in the Wisconsin Examiner, Isthmus, and Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service.
Sierra Club Great Waters Group Chair Jenny Abel said, “As the climate emergency and other environmental issues reach critical stages, it’s more important than ever for facts-based journalism to raise awareness and help spur people to action. We are honored to be able to recognize Isiah Holmes with this annual award.”
David Thomas, Great Waters Group Equity Chairman, added: This nomination is a reflection of the Sierra Clubs recognition and support for the idea that the work to save the planet and fight for social justice can’t be separated.
The Great Waters Group, America’s oldest, largest and most influential grassroots environmental group, is the four-county affiliate (Milwaukee Ozaukee Washington and Waukesha Counties) of the Sierra Club.