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The New York Times calls Umbra Fisk "a trailblazer in the field of eco-advice columnists" and "the arch online sage of the new green age." Her latest passion: kale smoothies ... no, sorry, civic engagement, because getting political is the only way we'll get a planet that doesn't burn and a future that doesn't suck. Ask Umbra a question here.

Hand out good karma with a gift to the right green group

Here's how to figure out where your money will do the most good.

Protest like a pro: Make today’s March for Science really matter

This Earth Day, there's a reason to hit the streets. Get it right.

weekend plans

Are you going to the March for Science? Let us know.

Send us your photos, and we'll share them on Grist's Twitter.

This Earth Day, read more than dead white men

It’s time to expand your environmental justice knowledge.

Be informed: Subscribe to your local newspaper

Your Facebook feed isn’t enough.

Be better at social media. Your Facebook friends will thank you.

Break out of the echo chambers and give your followers something to do.

You can’t build community without, well, your community

Throw an awesome party for your neighbors. Your country is counting on you.

Fight for the right to pollinate through gardening

You can grow community while doing a solid for bees, butterflies, and bats.

How to be an effective environmentalist (as told with smoothies)

Watch our video on why it's high time to get civically engaged.