What We Do

New York Environment Report is an independent non-profit news outlet examining the environmental challenges (and solutions) that are critical to the future of New York City and New York State. This includes climate change, food and local agriculture, water and air quality, energy sources, and waste management.

Our mission is to produce clear, objective stories that raise awareness and empower New Yorkers of all backgrounds to make meaningful and informed decisions.

We produce original investigative pieces, interviews, profiles, Q & As, and personal commentary, as well as aggregate and compile selected articles from other news and data sources.

In doing this, we hope to elevate environmental journalism to the level of coverage and accessibility found with topics like business, real estate, and sports, and become New York State’s most comprehensive environmental news resource.

Who We Are

Sarah Crean, Managing Editor

Sarah Crean, Managing Editor

Sarah Crean is a freelance writer and researcher living in New York City. She has been covering local environmental and sustainability issues since 2009, and now writes primarily for the Gotham Gazette. Crean was one of the first reporters in New York who covered the potential impact of hydraulic fracturing on the city’s upstate water supply.

Crean previously worked in the industrial development and retention field for 11 years, and served as Executive Director of the Garment Industry Development Corp and Deputy Director of the NY Industrial Retention Network. She is trained as an urban planner, and received a MS in urban planning from Columbia University.

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Emily Manley, Managing Editor

Emily Manley, Managing Editor

Emily Manley is a freelance writer and communications specialist living in Brooklyn, NY. She has more than eight years experience in the nonprofit, conservation, and local food fields, and a keen understanding of sustainable agriculture, food access, and food system issues.

Previously, Manley served as the Director of Communications for one of the nation’s leading local food hubs located in Charlottesville, VA. While there, she helped grow the organization from its infancy into a model for local food system development that has been cited by the USDA, The Washington Post, and The Wallace Center, among others. She has participated in numerous panel discussions and appeared as a featured TED talk lecturer.

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Jeff Tancil / TancilTown Media, Publisher


TancilTown Media is a digital media consultancy founded by Jeff Tancil. TancilTown has helped create attractive, engaging websites for cultural organizations, businesses and non-profits including The Museum of Modern Art, Columbia University, Brooklyn Bridge Park, The Tenement Museum. The Center for Children & Technology, The Institute for Children, Poverty & Homelessness, The Museum at Eldridge Street and The Synergos Institute.

New York Environment Report is proudly produced by TancilTown Media.

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