Hi, my name is Mike De Socio.

I’m an award-winning, independent journalist covering climate change and environmental justice. My work usually takes a solutions journalism approach, which emphasizes rigorous reporting on responses to the climate crisis.

My climate journalism has been published in The Guardian, Bloomberg, GreenBiz, CNET, The Christian Science Monitor and beyond. You can read some examples of my work below.

The US city that has raised $100m to climate-proof its buildings

The Guardian / Ithaca has turned to private investors to help it decarbonize thousands of residential and commercial buildings.

Why family businesses are positioned to lead on ESG

GreenBiz / Family businesses are ideally situated to make progress on a whole range of ESG priorities, which could significantly shape major industries where family businesses control a big portion of the market.

Finding a Creative Way Around a Bad Highway

Bloomberg CityLab / Since the 1960s, an elevated stretch of Interstate 787 has blocked Albany’s Hudson River waterfront. To reconnect the city and the river, some offbeat workarounds are in order.


As a freelancer, climate journalism is one of my core services.

I’m particularly interested in assignments about sustainable transportation, renewable energy and climate tech. I also relish the opportunity to dig into complicated topics and make them compelling and understandable for readers.

My climate journalism services include writing well-reported news stories, nuanced feature pieces and reader-friendly guides to sustainable living.

I have a background in editing, too, so you’ll always receive clean copy, with suggested headlines and sub-headlines, links to source material, and suggestions for photos or graphics.

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You can reach me at mike@mikedesocio.com, or fill out the form below.