About Us

Whether through school strikes, lifestyle choices or political campaigning, many of us are keen on doing something about the climate crisis.

But, sadly, so much of the news around this topic can leave us feeling powerless and afraid.

At Footprint, we want to provide a platform that showcases fresh thinking about the environment in an accessible and realistic way. We will publish stories that offer hopeful glimpses of a greener future, that expose intersectional injustices and that teach us about the progress being made today.

We won't assume that you have a background in climate science or that you are of a particular political persuasion.

We simply hope that you will want to learn about the positive developments that are out there and feel empowered take some action yourself.

If you are interested in writing for us, our pitching guide is here (we pay). We are especially keen on working with young writers and reporters (from anywhere in the world) who are at the start of their careers.

Footprint Magazine is edited by Dayna McAlpine and Jack Apollo George. The project director is Russell Merryman.

We are funded by the Journalists Action Network, a new non-profit organisation dedicated to encouraging solutions-focused journalism. The network has already launched another site, the Covid Action Network.

We are a partner member of Covering Climate Now, a global journalism initiative committed to more and better coverage of the defining story of our time.

We used to be called the Sustainability Action Network.