Grist Magazine, Inc.

Rating: 4.8 stars   563 reviews

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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.
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Rating: 5 stars  

Grist is a fantastic resource for anyone interested in the environment; however, even those who are not interested would learn something from their exposure to Grist. I regularly share Grist by e-mailing links to articles of important issues. The information contained therein educates, entertains and enlightens. And I have experienced all three and more. Grist is the go-to for essential environmental news.

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

enhanced awareness regarding environmental issues

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

move them to Georgia so I could go visit in person

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Rating: 5 stars  

Grist occupies a much needed niche in the environmental media field--comedy and whit! In a field where almost everyone involved is depressed, Grist steps up and cheers both the efforts being done and urges us all to keep fighting the good fight with smart sexy writing. Three cheers for Grist!

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

through its sassy writing and unapologetic approach to real world tough issues.

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

offer articles and analysis in other languages

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Rating: 5 stars  

Grist is great! Their articles are eye-opening and challenge everyday citizens, like myself, to take action and initiate change. Knowledge is power, and Grist gives us the knowledge needed to better ourselves by being more environmentally friendly; this action is not only good for us humans but good for our planet - - a true, win for all :)
Thank you Grist!!

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

... my life by being a more informed consumer.

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

... continue to get out the message by using as many venues as possible.

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Rating: 5 stars  

Grist articles stimulate an energetic flow of comments related to climate change and related life style change issues. Obama's climate change policy and recipes for shampoo and roadkill are recent memorable topics. Feel free ump in.

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

Affecting conversations on public policy.

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

Have its archives' search function have more capability.

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Rating: 5 stars  

Every single day, I wake up to Grist for my news.

You can tell that it's written by other members of humankind, rather than someone boasting off their opinions in your face or robotic blog posters. They are fueled by the same incredulous emotions that we all come to know as a combined guilt for the sanity and sanctity of this world that we've been given. This Eden that others continue to destroy.

I rely on Grist to sort through the confusion and offer those like me, the one thing I need most in these trying times...

Hope.

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

my life. They keep me inspired and updated on what's really important to me. It's nice to know that there are others that truly care.

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

Make it even bigger and more well known. People need a source they can trust with their livelihood in mind.

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Rating: 5 stars  

Grist is great. I come here for knowledgeable news that I can't seem to get anywhere else. It's tough to wade through all the other, larger news sites to find nothing of substance, but I can always rely on Grist to give me great content.

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

The way I think about the things I eat, actions I take, and the things I pay attention to on a day-to-day basis.

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

Help reach it out to the masses but without drowning it with the rest of the internet stupidity.

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8 people found this review helpful

I love Grist! Been reading it since its inception years ago and can't live without the weekly summary version. It keeps me up to date on all the major enviro news that i want to know in a light, funny way that keeps me tuned in (vs. other lengthy & depressing reports that i always mean to catch up on but never quite find the time for). Grist staff have their finger on the pulse of what's going on offering insightful blogs, like David Roberts' and useful advice from "ask Umbra". Grist does for environmental news what Colbert & Daily Show do for the general news - give you the real deal wrapped in edgy humor.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

I enjoy the weekly summary edition. And if i'm too busy, i keep in my email box for future catching up - something to enjoy on a lunch break.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-4-01

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11 people found this review helpful

I think it is very important to have organizations like Grist to teach people how to be more environmentally friendly and aware. A lot of people want to make a different, but are not quite sure how. Grist provides people with simple solutions towards becoming better citizens of Mother Earth. Their tips are helpful and fun!

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

the little--but powerful--changes people have made in their daily lives to be more environmentally friendly.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the friendly and helpful people who work here.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

AWESOME!

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-1-01

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7 people found this review helpful

The thing I love about Grist is that the articles funny, informative AND motivating. They make it easy to follow things that are going on in the environment, but at the same time don't give you the gloom and doom report or give you a "debbie downer" take on the news. I am always emailing articles to friends and family and passing on funny things I have read on their site.

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

how engaged it's made me in environmental issues

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

passing on interesting and motivating things I have read to others.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

knowledgable and passionate

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

change the world!

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2010-1-01

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8 people found this review helpful

I am your typical citizen who wants to be more environmentally aware, but have always found the communication mediums to be dry and hard to follow. The solution? Grist! Grist makes following environmental news fun and easy. Its that simple. They have a perfect balance of humor and substance.

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

casual conversation with a friend.

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

try to expand more.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the balance of humor and substance.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

knowledgable and young.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

advertise more.

Ways to make it better...

Grist had more communication outlets.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

brand awareness.

One thing I'd also say is that...

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-4-01

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