Susan Campbell is an award-winning environmental author and journalist.

Her most recent book, “Paper Valley: The Fight for the Fox River Cleanup,” tells of her time as environmental reporter for the Green Bay Press-Gazette in the 1990s when she covered the scientific and political controversy leading to the landmark $1.3 billion cleanup of PCBs from Wisconsin’s Fox River. The widespread chemical contamination — one of the worst such sites in the nation — held implications for the bay of Green Bay and Great Lakes beyond. Her extensive reporting on the issue won her national and state honors, including a national “Best of Gannett” award for specialty reporting, an enterprise reporting award from the Wisconsin Newspaper Association, and a spot news award from the Milwaukee Press Club.

Campbell is also co-author of “Beyond Earth Day: Fulfilling the Promise,” with the late Earth Day founder, U.S. Senator Gaylord Nelson (University of Wisconsin Press, 2002)

Other Works

  • Beyond Earth Day: Fulfilling the Promise