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February 28, 2011

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Review from Guidestar
February 28, 2011

Grist is fantastic. They provide a ton of information in short, easy-to-read way that allows the reader to get a summary of information or link to more information, including extensive investigation that Grist does itself.

I read their updates every day and believe they are a critical
addition to the environmental movement.

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I read Grist daily and use it in my professional work as an environmental attorney.

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Maybe eliminate some of the fluffier pieces.

February 28, 2011

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Review from Guidestar
February 28, 2011

Grist is an incredibly reliable source of good information and up-to-date happenings in the environmental world. The humor helps us not make drudges of ourselves - a common problem among enviros....

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many ways - through reading the information.

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Not much!

February 28, 2011

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Review from Guidestar
February 28, 2011

I really appreciate both the sorts of news Grist covers as well as the depth of reporting and variety of perspectives offered. In an era of declining newspaper coverage, I rely on Grist to help keep me aware of all that is happening and to do so in a timely matter. I teach environmental studies at a university and often use the material I find on Grist to help jump start discussions with the students. Highly useful and highly recommended.

Annie
Prince George, British Columbia

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adding to my teaching

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Get it more financial support

February 26, 2011

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February 26, 2011

As we now see in the Mid East and Wisconsin, misuse of power can only be fought by exposing what is going on by informing the public. The media clearly failed to do so and it was the internet that informed the public and initiated the action we now witness. Mainstream media clearly has been filtering the news in order to keep the public in the dark in support of those in power.
Starting my attempts to correct an essential water pollution test in 1981, when the internet did not exist yet, the media ignored this fact, even tough this test caused the failure of the Clean Water Act, as EPA, by using this test incorrectly, ignored all the pollution caused by nitrogenous (urine and protein) waste in sewage. This, while this waste besides exerting an oxygen demand (like fecal waste) also is a fertilizer for algae, thus contributes to eutrophication often causing dead zones, a phenomenon now acknowledged but mainly blamed on storm water runoffs and runoffs from farms.

Admitted, this is a technical issue apparently too difficult for journalist in the mainstream media to comprehend, but with the new online media, such as grist specifically focused on environmental issues, one would have expected that such an issue would be immediately addressed, even tough it would go against the interest of the established authorities and consequently may result in less advertisement revenues from established business that sadly always prefer the status quo.

The question now is, will Grist Magazine be a new voice in how the general public is informed or will it become an extension of the old media?


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Actually no result as issues was and still is ignored.

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insist in real journalism, i.e. investigating controversial environmental issues.

February 26, 2011

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Review from Guidestar
February 26, 2011

Grist is an indispensable source of information and commentary for those, like me, committed to environmental sustainability as a profession and a path of personal living. Grist addresses the broad range of issues it addresses such as biodiversity, energy sources and uses, climate change, exponential economic growth are those vital to the survival of life on Earth for all living things and humankind. Grist addresses the issues from a systemic and practical point of view. The information is actionable for individuals and on a policy level. It is offered in clear, powerful language, with humor, delight and hope and with ways to follow-up that are very useful and timely.

Authors like Bill McKibben and those on the Grist editorial staff cover vital issues unfolding in real time so those of us can have a broad grasp of current issues as they unfold.

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Daily reporting by Bill McKibben and others of two workshops at Middlebury College that were game-changers for the sustainability movement in higher education. This led to steps to make that movement much more effective with close collaboration between faculty and student activists and those in major organizations in the field such as the Union for Concerned Scientists.

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

Keep working a strategy and business plan to exponentially increase its support base.

February 25, 2011

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Review from Guidestar
February 25, 2011

As a retired editor and writer, I would like to put in a good word for this wonderful online magazine. They cover original material in a hard-hitting, show-no-mercy manner with a heavy dose of wry humor on the side. They're not afraid to tell it like it is. I read them every day.

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Being informed about many important things.

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

Write more articles.

February 25, 2011

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Review from Guidestar
February 25, 2011

Grist is one of the most reliable sources with a clear and accessible style. I love this site. Their use of humor is right on target and the range of topics is superb. i also appreciate the careful inclusion of links and citations.

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that I use it as a resource for classes in a university setting. it resonates with undergrads.

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go to work for them.

February 25, 2011

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February 25, 2011

Grist provides excellent, timely and important information about climate change and related issues. I know I can depend on it for accuracy. Its advocacy for citizen participation is unequalled.

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The need to create a social movement about climate change.

Ways to make it better...

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

Get more people involved.

February 25, 2011

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Review from Guidestar
February 25, 2011

I checkout Grist every day just to keep my finger on the pulse of whats going on. Grist has some great writers who approach the topics with an appropriate level of humor and cynicism.

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keeps me very up to date

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covermorelandsrelated issues

February 25, 2011

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Review from Guidestar
February 25, 2011

I read Grist daily. It is smartly written, talks about issues that are relevant to me and the readers of my publication in the green building universe, and it reminds me to take action--even a little action--every single day. Highly recommend signing up.

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my daily life. The issues they tackle urge people to take action. I have changed scores of habits as a result of their advice, including: became a vegetarian, eat locally, take a container for take-out at restaurants, tried green products, made my own household supplies, written in support/against government policies, support animal-rights groups, etc.

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It's a nimble and funny organization and I like it how it is even if I don't agree with everything they write about.

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