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 is useful to me every single day, keeping me informed on the latest environmental news and thinking. And it's always interesting. My day wouldn't be complete without Grist.

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

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A lot

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Definitely

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2012

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My life wouldn't be complete without Grist's insightful. thorough and high quality reporting.

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

By being better informed on environmental matters.

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

ensure they have all the funding they need.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have to say I have followed Grist for a few years but today I found myself rolling on the floor with the great article by Jess Zimmerman. If it wasn't so funny it would not be Grist -with the clear and present danger of the real news stories. Well done Grist- mill out that news as always with the best on the net for truth in the newz.

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Politics News

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I would induce them to form a TV network.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I host a green talk radio show every Saturday, I write a bi-weekly newsletter, I have a facebook fan page called Mrs. Green's World, a website all about sustainability and I tweet. I need good, reliable informative content. I rely on Grist to provide me with good ideas, research I can count on and information to share with my listeners and readers.

I am a total fan and Umbra wanna be because she provides information to the general public in a fun, informative and sometimes outrageous way. A perfect example is her video on saving water.

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using the research and in my work as an environmental social media entrepreneur.

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

Publish more often.

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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

Grist does an outstanding job of collecting and synthesizing the major environmental newsworthy stories every day, and providing a link to the source of the story. This useful service is an excellent help in keeping current on a broad array of environmental issues.

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

keeping current

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

nothing

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Rating: 4 stars  

This is the only site that keeps current problems right in my students faces where they belong.

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

Response of students

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

Raise the level of participation in education - takes money to structure programs.

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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

GRIST Rocks!

I wish I had the time to read it every day and follow every single link. I've read GRIST off and on for at least ten years. Their ability to simplify complex environmental issues, and bring out information that standard news outlets skip is critical.

The well crafted writing and humor helps soften what usually ends up pissing me off. (e.g., Can you say, approval of Roundup Ready alfalfa?)

I can't tell you how many times I HAVE followed a link on GRIST and ended up with really great data, information I can use to start political arguments, etc.

Read GRIST if you want to be part of the well-informed public.

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

Just knowing they do their research and so if I need to know somethign I can go through their archives or see what they've written on the topic.

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

Honestly, GRIST doesn't need to change. I do. Like excersize, I should do it (read it) every day!

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Rating: 5 stars  

I work for a foundation, a proud funder of Grist, and I have had the opportunity to get to know them well as an organization over the past two years. Grist provides to the average reader unparalled coverage of current environmental events, and environmental issues on the horizon, and does so with humor and insight. If Grist were to disappear, the information they disseminate would not reach as wide an audience, and the fight for our environment would suffer exponentially.

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

in exposing hidden environmental issues and dangers.

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

give them a lot of money.

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Rating: 5 stars  

Grist keeps me abreast of the most recent environmental concerns. In turn, I am able to share with other staff of our small non profit nature conservancy. Their information gives food for thought whether or not I agree is not as important as reading about the issues and various thoughts concerning them. The daily receipt of Grist in me inbox has also provided me with opportunities to speak with my congressmen and keep current on their activities!

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Rating: 4 stars  

Grist is simply wonderful. Clear, interesting, captivating and factual. They're a wonderful source of news and the world is a better place because they're in it.

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

My personal knowledge, choices, and ability to converse with others.

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

Have offices around the country for more local information.

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Rating: 5 stars  

Grist plays a critical role in helping people track and understand issues that are central to preserving our environment. The journalism is top-notch, the articles are well written and well researched. Grist's ability to deliver high-quality news on issues daily and with a sense of humor is quite impressive.

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

Delivering high-quality information on important environmental issues.

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

I have no suggestions

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