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: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

Grist does an amazing job bringing the vast topics that environmentalism covers, pulling apart the layers and letting us look inside. It brings humor and wit to subjects that can be depressing and frustrating and calls out those in power that refuse to make the environment, the world that we live in, a priority.

One example is their continuing support of growing a healthy food system and exposing the flaws in the industrial food system we currently have. When the tainted egg incident happened, Grist was right there with the details of how the particular farmer that owned the mega-egg production farms had receive many saftey violations over the years, but didn't change his practices.

I really don't have any negative feedback for Grist. This is one newsletter I look forward to getting everyday!

GO GRIST!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I've seen how their articles get talked about away from the office, how they help get the word out on many topics.

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

Not change anything!

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Rating: 5 stars  

This is my "go to" website for all things environmental. The writing is so well-informed and presented in such an accessible style that I always come away knowing that I learned more than I needed to, but I am glad for it! I cannot tell you how many times a day I start a sentence by saying "I was reading on grist that ..." If I were half as good a writer as they are, you'd have a better idea of how great grist.org really is.

Instead I think you should check it out yourself, right away!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

being a well-informed person. I try my best to live a lifestyle where I have little negative impact on the planet. I get sound information from Grist to further this goal.

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

Bring it more into the mainstream! If the average American was reading this online magazine on a regular basis, we might start to slow the impact of global warming without having to resort to relying on government regulation - which is coming at an embarrassingly slow pace. CNN or somebody should be linking to their information regularly!

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Rating: 4 stars  

Grist puts out a fabulous array of "tongue in cheek" but clearly factual and well researched information on the widest variety possible of environmental issues--from Global warming stories and info to environmentally friendly sex toys and how to make toxic free shampoo!

I read it for the information. I read it for the laughs. I read it.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

By checking out some of their recipes.

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

Receive the e-mails less frequently, say, perhaps weekly rather than daily. Often information overkill.

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Rating: 4 stars  

Grist puts out a fabulous array of "tongue in cheek" but clearly factual and well researched information on the widest variety possible of environmental issues--from Global warming stories and info to environmentally friendly sex toys and how to make toxic free shampoo!

I read it for the information. I read it for the laughs. I read it.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

By checking out some of their recipes.

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

Receive the e-mails less frequently, say, perhaps weekly rather than daily. Often information overkill.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I get Grist's daily e-mail every day. It is my source I turn to for environmental news and for questions on how to be more eco-conscious. My favorite column is Ask Umbra.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

In my mailbox.

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

I wish that they had news sections that featured news in different areas because as I am living in New York City, there are always environmental events going on that I always hear about after they happen.

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Rating: 4 stars  

Grist offers a unique perspective on environmental issues, related news, politics, and even lifestyle. I have donated to Grist and believe that they are providing a great voice in the environmental arena.

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

They are doing a great job.

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Rating: 5 stars  

Concise source for well presented environmental info. Worth reading daily.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Daily emails.

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

Make sure emails and web pages meet accessibility standards.

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Rating: 4 stars  

Grist provides current event analysis on issues about which I care deeply. They also provide a forum for members to discuss the news (and the opinions of others who post.) Based on this back and forth, I have formulated policies and practices here at work and in my personal life to live lighter on this planet, make smarter food and energy choices, and goad my cohorts into making informed choices as well.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

The strength of my local farmers markets. I have also seen the impact the discussion forums have on the participants.

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

I would figure out how to create sustainable funding for this organization by taking polluter fees and via a supplemental environmental agreement, funnel that money to good solid environmental reporting.

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Rating: 5 stars  

Grist is my daily source for environmental news. I get their daily e-mail and always make sure I make time to read it. I find them to be cutting edge, up to date, and accurate. I also enjoy their use of multimedia to enhance their reporting. A great source for news!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

staying up to date on the latest news and products.

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

I can't think of anything!

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Review from Guidestar
Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 5 stars  

Grist is always on top of the cutting news that real people really care about. They have innovative stories & ideas.
The writers bring new ideas & new ways of looking at a situation
I'm grateful for the articles about the environment, world news, human rights, innovations, consumer issues & honest insights.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Supporting movements towards changing the policies of corporations that are not in favor of human rights, animals rights & environmental protection

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

build them a center that is self sustaining with everything they need to maintain their company

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