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: 5 stars  

Grist's eco witty, groovy or edgy pre-headline before every main headline soooooo nurtures my witty, groovy or edgy head-life. Then the articles either go deep to show the team how to go deep for our sweet earth, or they cheer us on so we can all be a bit more chipper when we are doing our sometimes painful or gristy work for our sweet mother earth.

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

The actions that others have stated that they are going to take after reading the Grist articles.

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

Be invited to work for them, or help them get funding.

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Rating: 5 stars  

With entertaining wordsmithing, Grist manages to entertain me and educate me at the same time on issues that directly impact the health of the planet and my health as an individual. Grist exposes false advertizing, encourages cleaner/smarter living through higher options and better choices, points out inconsistencies in public policies dealing with polution, plus so much more. I learn something new and very helpful to me with every edition. I've searched out an electric provider that uses renewable resources. I've changed the way I shop for produce. I've started walking more and seek out public transportation when it's available. I share links to the site with friends on a regular basis. Grist has changed my life for the better. Please give them the recognition they deserve.

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

my own life by being guided and transformed in my thinking about what it means to make green choices. I've learned that living green is more than a choice here and there; it's a mindset and a WAY OF LIFE.

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

increase their readership by promoting their publications.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I look forward to my Daily Grist newsletter, which is always filled with up-to-date, well-researched stories regarding the environment and related issues. Almost daily, I share a story with others, pursue an issue by contacting a company or elected official, or use what I have learned in decision-making about lifestyle or consumer behavior.
I love the positive attitude and consider Grist to be an essential part of being an informed citizen of planet Earth.

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

My daily interactions with others.

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

Get even more people on board through advertising.

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Rating: 5 stars  

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

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

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 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.

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

wouldn't change a thing.

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Rating: 5 stars  

Grist is a great format to get a quick glimpse daily at what is going on environmentally in our world. It is written with humor and wit, and with links to provide more depth, if you want to find out more. I highly recommend signing up for their daily newsletter. It is a quick, interesting and humorous read.

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

by getting the daily updates of environmental news.

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

No comment.

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Rating: 5 stars  

Grist is the best environmental blog out there. I subscribe to multiple of their email alerts and am confident that I am keeping on top of the most important environmental issues. It is a vital asset to our community.

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

education myself and my peers on pertinent environmental issues.

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

provide funding so that it could employ even more stellar reporters

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Rating: 5 stars  

my daily grist...I have a less than secret crush on Umbra.

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

how I use consumables

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

Have a picture of umbra on teh web site

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Rating: 4 stars  

I have been a Grist subscriber for more than five years now (and a vicarious reader through friends before that). It is an important daily reminder to try to live better and provides witty, good advice to help do that. The pieces on seeking out more environmentally friendly food sources and recipes are especially helpful. I also enjoy Umbra Fisk's Q&A columns, they offer very practical guidance. Of all the emails I receive, I always make sure that I review the Grist emails. The subject matter is too important to ignore!

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

Helping me with day-to-day environmentally friendly life choices, understanding the stances of political figures so that I can make more environmentally informed choices at the polls when voting

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

Figure out a way for the appeal to extend to "environmental skeptics" better.

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Rating: 4 stars  

The Grist is a great source of environmental news and daily giggles. Been reading it for years...and they never fail to impress!

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

ability to easily monitor many environmental issues and news

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

none

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