Grist Magazine, Inc.

Rating: 4.8 stars   563 reviews

Issues: Arts & Culture, Environment

Location: 710 Second Avenue Suite 860 Seattle WA 98104 USA

Mission: Our mission is to publish environmental news and commentary, spiked with a sense of humor and designed to motivate readers to take action on behalf of the environment.Half of our core readers are in their 20s and 30s, an audience that too often has not engaged with environmental organizations. Grist's readers include the heads of many environmental organizations, leading environmental scientists, congressional staffers, educators, students, journalists, grassroots activists, and people around the world who care about conservation but don't necessarily identify themselves as environmentalists. Millions of individuals are exposed to our work.
Target demographics: fight against climate change
Direct beneficiaries per year: 2 million reader per month become more informed about the environmental issues that impact the planet.
Geographic areas served: Seattle
Programs: daily environmental journalism, a strong fellowship program and in-depth reporting of environmental issues across the United States and the globe.
2011 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 4 stars  

Grist keeps me up to date on green issues so easily and so enjoyably. The range of topics is perfect, in my opinion, from geen cities, to bicycles, to issues affecting organic farmers. Ask Umbra summarizes issues around topics you would not have time to investigate on your own - such as what klnd of cat litter is best for the envionment. Her recipes are terrific: even my grandchildren like the kale chips! And so often I come across an article in Grist that I know will interest someone else in my family or among my friends. It is easy to e-mail them a copy. Best of all, the writers are thoughtful and well informed. And they always cite their rpimary sources.

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my life

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make sure the writers have a stable salary

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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

Grist does an outstanding job of collecting and synthesizing the major environmental newsworthy stories every day, and providing a link to the source of the story. This useful service is an excellent help in keeping current on a broad array of environmental issues.

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keeping current

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nothing

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Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 5 stars  

I like the fun stories too, love TreeShagger! It isn't ALL doom and gloom!

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email

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make it bigger

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Rating: 5 stars  

Grist is an indispensable resource for news, ideas, and insights regarding environmental policy. It keeps me up-to-date and is one of my most important sources for my own writing on the topic.

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Consuming their published content.

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Improve its exposure and readership.

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Rating: 5 stars  

Fantastic website. Tons of stories at a glance and easy to access.

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the amount of growth they have experienced.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

update the website into a bit of a more modern look.

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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 4 stars  

This is the only site that keeps current problems right in my students faces where they belong.

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Response of students

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Raise the level of participation in education - takes money to structure programs.

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Review from Guidestar
Rating: 5 stars  

I love Grist Magazine! I get so much of my information from them because even though it's an environmental magazine, I still think their articles are fair. They give the straight facts, then put the environmental "twist" to the article. I'm always telling people about this magazine, and I think it's catching on.
Thanks Grist!

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People's response to their articles. Folks of all background are reading this magazine, or at least the article I show them. This magazine makes people aware of environmental issues, without being "in their readers face".

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Provide information for volunteers and interns with different environmental organizations. I really don't have that many critiques.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I love this site. The topics are always interesting and informative

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day to day it helps keep me informed

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

do more articles about green architecture and design

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Rating: 5 stars  

I depend on Grist for great policy analysis of climate initiatives, as well as strong context for other environmental policy and practice.

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reading and commenting on articles

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increase profiles of successful organizing projects

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Review from Guidestar
Rating: 5 stars  

I love this site. I have learned things here that I never knew - and I am fairly well read. They give me references to documents that I can go to for more information - primary resources, so I know the info is the best it can be. Plus they do it with humor which is something many history professors could learn. LOL. If I provided specific examples I'd be here all day as I've been reading them for years. Suffice it to say I appreciate their knowledgable, well researched, well written articles that help me make decisions on things going on in this world.

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decisions about items to use or not - ways to change my life for the better.

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wouldn't change a thing.

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