Autumn Spanne

Writer

Barcelona, Spain

Autumn Spanne
Autumn Spanne

Expertise

Climate Crisis, Natural Science, Agriculture, Environmental Policy

Education

Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism , University of California, Santa Cruz, Western New Mexico University

Introduction

Autumn Spanne is an independent journalist, educator, and former newspaper reporter who writes about climate, biodiversity, and sustainability, as well as environmental health, justice, and policy, for a variety of online publications.

Experience

Autumn's stories have been featured in The Atlantic, National Geographic, The Guardian, Reveal, Scientific American, the Christian Science Monitor, InsideClimate News, Environmental Health News, and CNN, among other publications. She was a 2016-2017 Ted Scripps Fellow in Environmental Journalism at the University of Colorado, Boulder, and a 2006-2017 fellow of the Metcalf Institute for Environmental and Marine Reporting. She has written for Treehugger since 2021.

Previously, Autumn taught English and journalism on the Navajo Nation and later worked as an editor at Youth Communication, an award-winning educational publishing company in New York that trains young people in writing and journalism. She's also a longtime researcher for Environmental Health News and The Daily Climate and coordinator of EHN's Spanish language news section. Autumn has reported widely from the U.S., Europe, and Latin America. Originally from California, she also had the privilege to call both rural New Mexico and New York City home for many years. Autumn now lives in Barcelona.

Education

Autumn holds an MS in Journalism from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, an MA in Education from Western New Mexico University, and a BA in Literature from the University of California, Santa Cruz.

Treehugger and Dotdash

Our mission at Treehugger, a Dotdash brand, is to provide advice, clarity, and inspiration for both the eco-savvy and the green living novice. We hope our content gives you the confidence to purchase a better dishwasher, build a green beauty routine, or simply learn more about the world around you. Learn more about us and our editorial process.

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