Our Mission Is Simple — We want to change the conversation about conservation and the environment so that it’s more inclusive and recognizes everyone working in large and small ways to make a difference. At Our Daily Planet, we want to reach and connect a diverse community of readers who value a healthy and vibrant planet. Through our email, we hope to be a valuable ten minutes of your day by bringing you reporting that informs, inspires and allows you to find your unique place in the fight for a sustainable future.
Conservation and sustainability issues are central to our daily lives but they get minimal attention from the mainstream media. Our goal every weekday is to bring you the most important news of the day on a wide range of topics related to the environment, as well as stories you might not otherwise see, in a short, easy to read format.
Millions of Americans care about conservation and the environment but they may not realize they are part of a large community of like-minded citizens. By featuring reporting that exposes the challenges we face and highlights the great work that is happening to help overcome them, we aim to unite people like you from all walks of life who have an interest in protecting our planet for future generations.
Environmental challenges often seem impossible to overcome. Our goal is to make taking action easy by providing you with the information needed to get involved and to make informed choices in the marketplace and at the ballot box that can make a difference.
I am Monica Medina. I believe that my generation has an obligation to ensure a more sustainable future for our planet. I have spent much of my life advocating for conservation causes – in the government, non-profits, and in the media. I have helped to conserve whales and elephants, fought for funding for our nation’s weather and climate science, protected wild and pristine areas like Yellowstone National Park, a grove of thousand-year-old redwood trees in California, and undersea mountains in the Atlantic and Pacific oceans, and I held BP accountable to clean up the Gulf of Mexico after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.
I co-founded Our Daily Planet because I wanted to bring news of the environment and conservation to people all over the country in a way that is easy for them to take in. I believe the more people know about these issues and what is happening on the ground, the more they will be empowered and inspired to do what they can to make a difference and live more sustainably. When I am not writing for ODP, I like to travel, scuba dive, chill with my two Labradoodles and spend time with my three kids who now live in other cities.Email Monica
I’m Miro Korenha, and I have spent the past decade working on climate change and sustainability issues for government, NGOs, and industry and have had the pleasure of meeting people from every background who are fighting to protect our planet. The one thing I’ve noticed is that we often talk over each other even if we’re advocating for the same things; so I’ve spent my career helping groups articulate their environmental goals in a way that resonates with others.
When it comes down to it, I think everyone is an environmentalist; we all want clean air, clean water, and protection of the natural places we cherish. I co-founded Our Daily Planet to share the stories of all of us who care about these issues so we can better relate to one another. When I’m not writing ODP, you can find me spending as much time as possible in my hometown of Sonoma, CA, finding literally any place to sit and soak up the sunshine, and surviving the ups and downs of being a Chelsea FC (don’t @ me, Liverpool fans).EMAIL MIRO