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Grist Magazine, Inc.

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Arts & Culture, Citizen Participation, Environment, Environmental Education, Media & Communications

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.

Community Stories

47 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Volunteer

Rating: 4

Grist gives me information with verifiable scientific documentation that I can't get easily from any other single source. I hope they keep it up. Many of their articles have literally changed my life and viewpoint with their consistent uncovering of the truth for facts I should know but don't because they are not reported by mainstream media.

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Keith V.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Grist is great! Their news is current, real and gritty. I love it.

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Volunteer

Rating: 4

Generally, I skim through the topics sent out by Grist and if there is an article relevant to my interest, I read through it completely and often file it for future use.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Grist is consistently one of the most reliable and best written and edited online magazines of any kind and particular on the environment. It is one of the first sites I check on a daily basis for up to date information and stories on the environment that are generally covered in more mainstream media. A really excellent source with a truly dedicated staff.

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Peg T.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Grist is a great place to find the news and information that I'm looking for. The articles are concise, well-written, and very knowledgeable.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Because of Grist, I have become an environmentally informed individual. I have learned so much from these articles and It has pushed me to take action to protect and preserve the environment. I am so thankful for Grist's information and humor. I want to get involved in a sustainable career so I can do my part, like Grist has done theirs. Thank you!

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MrRetentive

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Earth is being sacrificed by misguided people interested only in growing profit. All of the hard-fought accomplishments to protect the environment and protect people's health are quickly being trashed. Grist provides me with constant motivation to talk to my friends and lobby lawmakers to make moral choices to protect our people and environment.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Grist Magazine is a "go to " source for environmental information. They cover a wide variety of green topics -- with zest & a light heart but solid facts. I post many of their stories to the website of our Minnesota environmental group that is fighting garbage incineration -- NAB (Neighbors Against the Burner). Kudos go to the Grist Magazine staff for providing continuously pertinent & readable environmental information!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Grist...best part of my day. David Brower once said "Have fun while saving the World, or you're just going to depress yourself"...Grist gets it!

Bob S.

Volunteer

Rating: 4

Business as usual, on an angry, endangered world.

"Tea. Earl Grey. Hot." The elephant in the living room is drinking tea with his donkey friend. Unfortunat­ely, this is now a tea party.

My "SCENIC" New Hampshire has 12 miles of coastline, capped with Seabrook Station. I see oil rigs..."LI­VE FREE OR DIE".

They say the Old Man collapsed, hearing rumors of fracking.

Allow Internet access to Everyone, so we can all view the Earth's 'dead zones'.

The state of the planet is appalling, and so is the state of our ability to do something about it.

How may we help?

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Grist is amazing. It keeps me updated about a lot of environmental issues and it also provides interesting opinions on those issues and encourages me to start analysing them and thinking about them on my own. I love the way it is packaged, with effort going into it, making it a treat to look at, while at the same time being simple and non-tedious to go through.
I love Grist and read everyday.
I especially love Jess Zimmerman's articles.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

The Grist is the most witty, informative, and fresh commentary on the state of the environment out there. The articles that they collect and create are incredibly informative and cover a wide-range of topics that center around working to keep our planet Earth healthy. The Grist is the vanguard of shining the spotlight on these crucial topics and issues. They are ahead of their time. I read the Grist regularly and I salute them for their interesting and informative writing!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I was introduced to The Grist by a remarkable and insightful professor from Lawrence Technological University in Southfield, Michigan. Having pursued a degree in Architecture, sustainability has always been an important issue-buildings use 39% of our total energy. Grist allows me to stay up to date with the latest issues. Providing daily breifs and links to the most updated policies and news breifs effectively 'keeping me in the loop'. The Grist continues to be a great resource.

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Volunteer

Rating: 4

I find Grist to be an invaluable source of cutting-edge information and check in daily for the latest news and info reports.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

The Grist is the single most important source of information that I look at every day -- its stories directly affect my work, my personal life, and my overall understanding of the world. The format is extremely well-designed -- allowing the reader to access as much or as little information as they need. The stories are always well-supported by links and supporting sites. The Grist is a model of what a value-added news source -- not just information, but a community and a movement. Thank you, Grist!

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Morgan J.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have a renovation company and we often do work for non-profit organizations in our area. I call our community service "I Do It Once a Year" because many other contractors and tradespeople are willing to do one day of volunteer work at least once a year. Grist impresses me because it provides a lot of daily information about the issues that concern me in the world, specifically the constant barage of "green" topics and "green" conversations. I believe we need to reduce the way we are polluting our world, and have been for decades, but there are so many so called experts out there now who are spewing verbal garbgage that it has become difficult to sort out truth from fiction. Grist helps me tremendously with that problem. Thank you Grist.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I find Grist delightfully eclectic and surprisingly non biased politically. A read i use to make informed and conscious decisions in my purchases and investments

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Girst Magazine is a true blessing, combining great green news and analysis with humor and a plethora of marvelous punning tossed in. I have been a faithful reader and contributor for several years now after my brother recommended the site to me. Ask Umbra?? Wouldn`t miss it. A true "beacon in the smog"!! I get environmental news and congressional action or lack of, and who is causing the resistance or help. Carry on, and keep the faith.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Grist fills a niche that mainstream media does not. As an educator, I incorporate issues and events I learn from Grist into my teaching. A fantastic resource!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Grist is my source for environmental news. From the food-movement news to David Roberts' latest post on climate hawks and our battles, I love the magazine. They broaden their reporting with bloggers that add lots to the discussion.

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