Mongabay welcomes Jeff Horowitz to its Board of Directors

Mongabay, a leading non-profit news service dedicated to delivering insightful and impactful stories from nature’s frontline, is thrilled to announce the addition of Jeff Horowitz to its Board of Directors. Horowitz, renowned for his groundbreaking work as the producer of the Emmy-winning climate change series “Years of Living Dangerously,” brings to Mongabay a wealth of experience and a strong commitment to protecting the planet for future generations.

With a career deeply rooted in environmental stewardship and sustainable design as an architect and farmer, Horowitz established himself in the late 2000s as a prominent figure in the global fight against deforestation with his decision to establish Avoided Deforestation Partners. The initiative brought together leading figures across business, government, science, and civil society to catalyze support for tropical forests around the world.

On Saturday, August 16th, in the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles Calif., “The Years of Living Dangerously” team won the 2014 Emmy Award for Outstanding Documentary Series.

On stage in Hollywood’s Nokia Theatre – (L to R), MEMBERS OF YEARS TEAM: Executive Producer – David Gelber, Producer – Jacob Kornbluth, Co-Executive Producer – Solly Granatstein, Co-Producer – Jeff Horowitz, Senior Producer – Adam Bolt upon “The Years of Living Dangerously” team winning the 2014 Emmy Award for Outstanding Documentary Series

His extensive background in addressing complex environmental issues, combined with his proven track record in film production and building constituencies around forest conservation, aligns with Mongabay’s efforts to help address the planetary emergency through stories that inform, inspire and sustain effective action worldwide. Horowitz’s expertise and ability to bring people together will help guide Mongabay as it expands its efforts to drive change through journalism.

“We are honored to welcome Jeff Horowitz to our board,” said Mongabay founder and CEO Rhett Butler. “His remarkable achievements and deep passion for communicating the role tropical forests play in helping us address global challenges make him an invaluable addition to our team.”

Horowitz expressed his enthusiasm about joining Mongabay, stating, “I am excited to contribute to Mongabay’s essential work in environmental reporting. The urgency of our global environmental challenges requires the kind of rigorous journalism and innovative storytelling that Mongabay delivers. I am committed to helping the organization continue to grow and succeed in its vital mission.”

The entire Mongabay team warmly welcomes Jeff Horowitz and eagerly anticipates the fresh perspectives and dynamic initiatives he will bring to the organization’s continued efforts to make science accessible and elevating the voices and knowledge of people directly impacted by environmental change.