Grist Magazine, Inc.

Rating: 4.79 stars   564 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 occupies a much needed niche in the environmental media field--comedy and whit! In a field where almost everyone involved is depressed, Grist steps up and cheers both the efforts being done and urges us all to keep fighting the good fight with smart sexy writing. Three cheers for Grist!

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

through its sassy writing and unapologetic approach to real world tough issues.

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

offer articles and analysis in other languages

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Grist is great. I come here for knowledgeable news that I can't seem to get anywhere else. It's tough to wade through all the other, larger news sites to find nothing of substance, but I can always rely on Grist to give me great content.

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

The way I think about the things I eat, actions I take, and the things I pay attention to on a day-to-day basis.

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

Help reach it out to the masses but without drowning it with the rest of the internet stupidity.

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7 people found this review helpful

In this broken world, it is difficult to keep one's head and chin up, no? In my courses, some students even call me Dr. Doom because of all the social, political, cultural and environmental problems I raise. So it is great to have a regular dose of Environmental Early Warning (that's EEW, for you not paying attention) that manages to maintain good humor. That's my GRIST. Their reporting keeps my spirits up and provides great data for teaching.

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

The ways my students can use their data in learning critical thinking about the environment.

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

The way they maintain humor in the face of so much that is wrong.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-4-01

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2 people found this review helpful

Garbage has been my game for 20 years this June: recycling, waste prevention, and compost. Plus I stir up climate change issues where possible. All this needs the ballast of humor. I love Grist for bringing humor as well as rigorous reporting to the hard environmental issues of our time. Make me smile! Here’s where I’m plugging my pet project Washington Green Schools www.wagreenschools.org – new and rockin’ – 89 schools in the state already active, and 12 have qualified at Level One! Thanks for keeping me rolling.

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

inspiring professionals and members of the public to keep working on behalf of the environment. We are also provided with political smarts to understand situations better. The humor and informality help us feel like part of a community working together.

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

I don't know...

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

seeing it grow into such a strong tool for information and education. I really appreciated the coverage of the climate change conference.

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

great to talk with my email. I have not met them in person. They are responsive and easy to connect with.

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

provide great reporting and communication without have to take time for fundraising.

Ways to make it better...

I could think of something to say here, which I can't. Well, it would be great if they were thoroughly funded so they didn't have to take time to raise funds.

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

continual funding to ensure high quality reporting. So much is free and accessible on the internet but the staff needs to be paid.

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

my world would be a lonelier place without Grist. Sometimes it's hard to keep going when you see all the environment decline, but Grist gives me hope and tools to help change what is going on.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-4-01

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