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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Rating: 4 stars  

Grist gives me information with verifiable scientific documentation that I can't get easily from any other single source. I hope they keep it up. Many of their articles have literally changed my life and viewpoint with their consistent uncovering of the truth for facts I should know but don't because they are not reported by mainstream media.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in my daily life and in teaching.

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would post more frequently.

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Rating: 5 stars  

Grist is great! Their news is current, real and gritty. I love it.

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Because of Grist I am better informed

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No changes needed.

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Rating: 4 stars  

Generally, I skim through the topics sent out by Grist and if there is an article relevant to my interest, I read through it completely and often file it for future use.

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Some of the background information for Position Papers for our WIPL organization can be found at

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Don't work so hard at trying to be "cute."

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Rating: 5 stars  

Grist is consistently one of the most reliable and best written and edited online magazines of any kind and particular on the environment. It is one of the first sites I check on a daily basis for up to date information and stories on the environment that are generally covered in more mainstream media. A really excellent source with a truly dedicated staff.

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The number of articles I've read, forwarded, referred to or linked to.

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None that I can think of. Just keep up the good work!

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Rating: 5 stars  

Grist is a great place to find the news and information that I'm looking for. The articles are concise, well-written, and very knowledgeable.

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I have read Grist for a number of years and have donated to its support.

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More of the same.

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Rating: 5 stars  

Because of Grist, I have become an environmentally informed individual. I have learned so much from these articles and It has pushed me to take action to protect and preserve the environment. I am so thankful for Grist's information and humor. I want to get involved in a sustainable career so I can do my part, like Grist has done theirs. Thank you!

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my support toward different companies and writing to my senators and representatives on issues. I take this information and it drives me to do something for the environment.

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I wouldn't change anything.

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Rating: 5 stars  

Earth is being sacrificed by misguided people interested only in growing profit. All of the hard-fought accomplishments to protect the environment and protect people's health are quickly being trashed. Grist provides me with constant motivation to talk to my friends and lobby lawmakers to make moral choices to protect our people and environment.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in the way more people are speaking up about the environment and sustainable, healthy ways to feed people.

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would continue to urge my friends to donate both money and their opinions to Grist.

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Rating: 5 stars  

Grist Magazine is a "go to " source for environmental information. They cover a wide variety of green topics -- with zest & a light heart but solid facts. I post many of their stories to the website of our Minnesota environmental group that is fighting garbage incineration -- NAB (Neighbors Against the Burner). Kudos go to the Grist Magazine staff for providing continuously pertinent & readable environmental information!

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As mentioned, I find ever-helpful stories for posting to our NAB (Neighbors Against the Burner) website.

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make none.

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Rating: 5 stars  

Grist...best part of my day. David Brower once said "Have fun while saving the World, or you're just going to depress yourself"...Grist gets it!

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my philantrophic work, in my farming business, in managing non-profits...

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None I can think of...

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Rating: 5 stars  

Grist...best part of my day. David Brower once said "Have fun while saving the World, or you're just going to depress yourself"...Grist gets it!

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

my philantrophic work, in my farming business, in managing non-profits...

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

None I can think of...

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