Ashley Braun

Ashley Braun is Grist's News Producer and (unofficially) its Official Puntificator. She's also a science nerd, a lazy runner, an organic container gardener, and an accidental "expert" on topics like cross-country relationships and social media.

Tipping our cap

Vote today on your fave carbon cap video

Environmental Defense Action Fund is holding a video contest to "explain in 30 seconds how capping global warming pollution could help solve our oil addiction." They've narrowed down the video submissions to the top five and are encouraging everyone to vote on a favorite by tonight. Check out two of the five videos below and vote on the best one here. The winning video producer will receive the Climate Activist's Choice Award, which comes with a $1,000 prize.

Logging Facebook time

Grist seeks volunteers for top-secret Facebook project

Do you waste untold hours spend time on Facebook? And enjoy a casual obsession with the latest environmental news? Do you like top-secret projects? If you answered "yes" to any of the above questions, consider volunteering for one of the highly coveted beta tester spots for Grist's top-secret Facebook project. We'll need virtual volunteers during the first two weeks of February. If you want in, shoot an email with your full name and age to To the curious, non-Facebook folk out there, sorry to leave you hanging for now, but all will be revealed later in February. And in case you didn't realize how much fun Grist is already having on social networks, fan/friend/follow/Digg us on these sites! Become a fan of Grist on Facebook Friend Grist on MySpace Follow Grist on Twitter Subscribe to GristTV on YouTube Friend Grist and digg our stories on Join Grist's Flickr group (for the chance to land your photos in Grist stories!)

'Project for Awesome'

Create a ‘Why I heart Grist’ video for Project for Awesome

Do you love Grist? How about making videos? And it’s probably safe to assume you’re OK with awesome-ness, right? Yeah? Well, you’re in luck. Here’s …

Home-grown change

Host a Change is Coming house party this weekend

Change is Coming … to a house near you! This weekend across the nation, community organizer-types, average Americans, and heck, maybe even you (!) will …

Lights, camera, climate action!

Grist video kicks off Global Day of Climate Action 2008

In honor of the fourth annual Global Day of Climate Action on Dec. 6 and the global climate talks currently going down in Poznan, Poland, …

Turkey-ish delight

A meat-free turkey slideshow and other vegetarian Thanksgiving fare

In the spirit of holiday gratitude, Grist would like to give thanks for those creative souls who play with their food. Because without them, we …

Green is thy fame

Notre Dame and Syracuse face off in football and climate change

The Fighting Irish and the Orangemen grapple over gridiron green. Photo: Ashley Braun As a loyal Notre Dame alumna, I feel it’s my duty not …

Why you all up in MySpace?

Vote early, vote often to help Grist win $10K in the MySpace Impact Awards for Environmentalism

You (and all your MySpace friends) can help land Grist a cool $10,000 just by exercising your right to vote (again), which is way better …

An average Jo got it stick figured out

A video story of post-election hopes for the planet

Now that the most epic presidential election of our lives is over, Americans should have plenty of free time on our hands. So, what next? …