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  

Of all the charities I support, I believe that my contributions are most effective at Grist. I could benefit from grist.org whether or not I was a contributor, but I feel that Grist benefits from grass-roots supporters like me, who are the site's primary audience. I am part of the Grist community as a reader, and sense that I am like immediate family as a result of my contribution

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Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

Grist is my favorite source for up-to-date and breaking environmental news. It's competent, comprehensive, and best of all, written with wit and humor.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Likely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

A lot

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

Grist is my favorite source for up-to-the-minute, accurate, informative, and witty news on environmental issues. I recommend their Daily Grist environmental newsletter highly!

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

Grist is my number one source of information on the environment.

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

I wish Grist had wider exposure.

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Rating: 3 stars  

Over the past year, my appreciation of Grist's reporting has diminished to the point where I stopped subscribing to the newsletter. I still check the website occasionally for articles that may be of interest. However, it bothers me that many of the articles I read are somewhat spiteful of other viewpoints. Though that many be a good way to appease hardcore fans, it doesn't help bring burgeoning environmentalists into the fold. It also reflects the "anti" characterization that society is giving to environmentalists today. While we do need to remain strong and keep fighting for the environment, we also need to be careful to not create divisions between environmentalists and people who can help us (e.g. people interested in social justice, politicians, etc.).

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Unlikely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

A little

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

Grist is a great publication that provides daily information on a HUGE variety of environmental topics. On top of all the work they do researching and writing informative articles, they maintain a positive outlook that gives readers hope and inspires them to continue working toward a clean, healthy environment that benefits the planet and all the people on it.

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

Reading their publication every day.

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

Try to find ways to make it more accessible to the general public.

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Rating: 4 stars  

Grist continues clever, funny, pithy, focussed, and entertaining. We need humor to help us fathom the unfathomable gulf between serious science pronouncements and self-centered head-inthe-sand consumer/government behavior in response thereto. Grist Magazine has used every clever headline in the lexicon already, but there must be more, as they come up with them every day. I'm involved in a number of not-for-profit projects and organizations, many in the environmental arena. Grist remains my favorite source for news and politics - EVEN BETTER than Jon Stewart and The Daily Show (which I've never seen since I don't have a television).

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

A lot

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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Rating: 4 stars  

GRIST manages to find several stories about the environmental movement EVERY DAY to send to us. Each is headlined with a witty punny intro. GRIST is irreverent, resourceful, clever, factual, suspicious, skeptical, and pithy.

Their in-depth articles and videos on how to live a "green" life with every-day suggestions from deodorant to doorstops are entertaining and practical.

Our family is proud to support this wise, fun, far-reaching, creative web-operation and thank their staff for their excellent work.

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

Its good words and endorsements of other organizations which we support and in which we believe.

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

help it raise more money and be even further-reaching.

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Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 5 stars  

Great way to receive information about the environment including politics and business in an entertaining way.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Unsure

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

A lot

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 4 stars  

Grist has been great at keeping me in the loop about what environmental issues are current. An advise column has helped me make wise choices for daily living. And the humor goes a long way to keep the information from being all doom and gloom.

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

I've learned and adopted some environmental tips as well as pass information to friends and family.

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

Unknown.

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Rating: 5 stars  

One of the few mass emails that I look forward to receiving. Always informative and always manages to provoke a smile or two.

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

I have learned how to live greener and happier thanks to Grist.

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

Give them more money to help them spread the word

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Rating: 5 stars  

GRIST does the best job of environmental reporting and they do it with compassion and humor. I read their weekly newsletter online without fail and I have donated to environmental causes because of their spotlight on the issue. I'm a huge fan! M Barbour Columbia, CA 95310

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

By reading its weekly newsletter

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

Let more people know about the concise reporting in the weekly online newsletter.

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Rating: 5 stars  

Funny and informative at the same time on a wide range of environmental issues. Gives me info I don't think I'd find anywhere else. Ask Umbra can be hilarious as well as thought provoking!

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

Reading articles

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

No suggestions

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Rating: 5 stars  


I've always been interested in the environment and Conserving Resources.

I've had Grist for years now and am always pleased to be up to date as best i can about issues. In particular, i like to know about trends in the auto industry with new advances and what other folks are up to in other countries.

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

the trends that have followed suit based on the news info

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

Add the tech guy who shows you how to do home do it yourself projects

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Rating: 5 stars  



I recently retired after working 37 years at a University, in St. Paul,MN.
I've always been interested in Ecology and Conserving Resources and
ReCycling.

I subscribed to GRIST and have found it to be a good source of information on all my favorite interests! I even forward some items to
my daughter in California, since she is an Environmentalist!

Grist Brightens my day...and I hope it will continue for years and years!

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

I'm pretty new to getting GRIST, but I am sure that I will benefit from learning more about everything Green. I have recently been encouraged by Grist to go throughout my Duplex and make sure we are using all CFL Lamps. I measured the Wattage used in a electric space heater in the Rental Unit and asked the renter not to use it anymore. I recently purchased an LED Lamp for my front porch. It only uses 7.8Watts, equivalent to a 60W incandescent. It is very bright (4000Kelvin), I keep it on all the time.

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

I only know about Grist by receiving their e-newsletters. I need to learn more! I have forwarded the e-newletters to friends, who I hope will subscribe. I would just say, "Keep Up the Good Work."

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