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 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: 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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Rating: 5 stars  

4 people found this review helpful

I love Grist's environmental news and commentary. It's my go-to source for advice on how to green my life and decisions.

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

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

Getting weekly updates on the latest discussions on green living and technology.

Ways to make it better...

there were more enticing graphics.

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

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

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-4-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

Climate change is one of THE most important issues of our time, trumping health care as there will be no need for health care if there is no planet. The mainstream media does an awful job at covering the topic, relegating it to the science pages, the business pages or relying on wire copy. That’s why we need Grist. Grist does an excellent job of making the complicated uncomplicated, doing that with humor and style, all while preserving journalistic integrity and providing information not found elsewhere.

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

the general debate over climate change in the country. Grist always serves up informed opinion and sound journalistic reporting.

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

expand coverage!

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

They challenge the status quo, which often means going head to head with business *and* environmentalists in order to promote ideas that will make real progress.

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

n/a

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

really influence the climate change debate in a positive way that would result in a win-win situation for the country.

Ways to make it better...

I could read grist.org by osmosis.

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

the behemoth mainstream media that drowns out important issues with car chases and missing people.

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

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-4-01

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