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Grist Magazine, Inc.

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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

64 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

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.

Review from Guidestar

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Grist Magazine provides a synopsis of environmental news, useful information, political developments and DIY with refreshing wit and humor. I always look forward to the reading experience, which leaves me better informed and usually entertained as well.

Review from Guidestar

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Wonderful source of information and analysis for the environmental field (and those interested in the field)!

Review from Guidestar

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

By far the best and most useful, and most readable, synopsis of the most current and relevant environmental issues facing the planet, and a conduit for further information and learning. Simply indispensable for businesspeople with limited time to read stuff every day.

Review from Guidestar

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Grist draws pictures with words, data, images and experience, to help bring issues and options home compellingly for professionals and citizens alike.

They use focused event coverage (like the Copenhagen climate summit) to help citizens get up to speed and share workable local strategies as well as national policy analysis.

Product analysis is a strength, whether it's bottled water or eco-friendly cosmetics - Grist probes chemistry, design, policy and alternatives cogently.

It's just a great, plain-English, read.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

As a certified nutritionist, I find the artilcles in Grist refreshingly honest and timely. They have up to date articles on all of the topics that should concern todays consumers. It is tops on my list for information about the truth.

Review from Guidestar

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Grist is a great source of current information on all things environmental and communal. I use it in all my university classes. They cover big issues and those that fly under the radar. They are a leader in the field.

Review from Guidestar

Angelia C.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Grist's original articles are always informative and well-researched. The site also provides great links to other news organizations, allowing the reader to get a balanced look at the issues at hand. I depend on this website for information for my professional and personal understanding of environmental issues.

Review from Guidestar

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Grist is awesome. With little time on my hands, I turn to Grist Magazine to keep up to date on current environmental issues. Their articles and resouces help me gain more useful knowledge that help in both my professional and personal lives. It encourages me to do my part - I've written a few extra letters to politicians, gone more organic, and look harder at labels before I purchase. I also enjoy the humor - it makes these issues easier to bear. Thank you, Grist!

Review from Guidestar

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 4

I am an environmental toxicologist working to assess risk of contaminants to aquatic and terrestrial animals. The environmental information in Grist is timely and presents complicated scientific principles in a way that the public can understand.

While Grist presents information from a liberal perspective, authors advocate that their readers educate themselves. They convey the message that educated readers can make informed decisions about companies, groups, and causes to support to improve the environment.

They provide valuable services and are often ahead of other media reports. A good example was Umbra's presentation on commercial shampoos and natural alternatives. Since that video was posted by Grist, I have seen several articles about the marketing behind commercial shampoos and how they are not necessarily the best thing for your hair.

Review from Guidestar

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I have been in the clean energy field for over 30 years, and read The Grist religiously for it wide-ranging coverage of technology, projects and policy with even a tad of humor (unheard of in most environmental publications). David Roberts is one of the best analytical reporters in the business, and while i do not always agree with him on all his overviews, they are well-written and professional. I think the only suggestion I can give, is sometimes coordinate articles around issues showing different viewpoints within the "green" or clean energy community. This field is not monolithic in thought and it's important to expose this diverse thinking and pointy-of-views, Scott Sklar, President, the Stella Group, Ltd.

Review from Guidestar

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I rely on Grist for smart alternative environmental news that I don't find anywhere else. It's a unique and valuable resource.

Review from Guidestar

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Grist does a great job expediting stories that pertain to current environmental issues. As a student, I can relate every Grist article I read to something that is relevant in one of my classes - not to mention is going to affect my generation, and future generations for the rest of our lives.

Marcia Rutan

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

As a recycling and waste reduction program manager for Seattle, and with ongoing climate change concern, I find that Grist provides continual updates relating to these topics. I appreciate the sharp commentary, humor, and casual conversational style. It gives me a feeling of being part of a cohesive community instead of alone with difficult environmental challenges all the time. Cheers to Grist!

Review from Guidestar

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Grist is a terrific source of information; it provides important stories on a variety of timely and topical issues in a way that is fully accessible to the public. It's engaging way of writing encourages a wide range of readers while remaining smart and on-point.

Review from Guidestar

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 4

Grist helps me keep up to speed on news that is critical to our planet's well-being. I especially appreciate their in-depth coverage of food because our food choices have profound political, social and environmental ramifications.

majordude

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Grist keeps me apprised of the world view as it relates to energy, conservation, energy-efficiency, renewables and the link between lifestyle and the longevity of the human race.
All of this is done in a folksy, cheeky and sometime in-your-face discussions of the complex choices that we face as a culture, country and human community

Review from Guidestar

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

As an international manager of a photovoltaic company and somebody concerned about health and our environment, I think GRIST is really an important source of news. It provides a variety of interesting topics in a funny, motivating way. I am always looking forward to read it. I also gives me the feeling not to fight all by myself for a better world.

Keep it up!

Review from Guidestar

Rhoda M.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I have subscribed to grist for a few years now and rely on it as a great summary on current topics and trends in sustainability. I also appreciate their tongue-in-cheek humourous approach. I work in the area of environmental education and have found the doom&gloom characterization to be too prevelant and not effective in eco-news and reporting. Grist on the other hand wins interest and appeal with their unique personality. Even though I'm a Canadian reader, I find their content relevant to my needs and dig their west-coast values & personality.

Review from Guidestar

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

phenominally informative, incredibly clear, great details. Grist provides those in the biz of sustainability great perspective and information all in one place. They also don't take themselves too seriously so keep us all informed, yet inspired to do good while being well.

Review from Guidestar