Chip Giller

Chip Giller is founder and CEO of that crazy organization Grist.

Grist dared me to make a change

Trashtivist: Where did the garbage go?

I want to tell you stories about my gross garbage. I really do. But so far, there's just not that much of it.

Grist dared me to make a change

Trashtivist: Reliving my trashy past

Back in college, I carried my own trash around with me everywhere I went. Now, the Grist staff has challenged me to do it again.

Brie a hero for Grist

Dear Grist readers, Would you give $5 to have a platter full of green news, astute advice, and tips for taking action at your fingertips? Today, ONE DAY ONLY, we’re asking for your help. As the big cheese of Grist, …

Saving the planet, one cruise at a time

Set a course for adventure …Photo: JemingwayOdd locations are not unusual for green-leaning conferences, but this one might take the cake. I’m en route to Miami for a conference aboard, ahem, a cruise ship. What better place to contemplate the …


Fearless Leader Has Idea

Dear Grist Nation, Perhaps you saw our saucy little preview of the refurbished last week. If not, surprise! Do you now find us hotter and more irresistible than ever before? We hope so. Our new homepage makes it easier …

Business & Technology

Deep thoughts from founder Chip Giller

Every year as Earth Day approaches, there’s a moment when we here at Grist stare at each other around a conference table and say, “What the hell are we going to do this time?” I imagine it’s the same way …

Climate & Energy

Day of Climate Action shows power of web organizing. Join us!

Bill McKibben and Chip Giller want you to get pumped up for the International Day of Climate Action.   When Grist was launched 10 years ago, a key idea behind it was that the web could be used to spread …

Beyonce deserved this more ...

Wow: the Heinz Award (or, hands off my mic, Kanye!)

As a journalist, I feel like I should have some clever and creative lead for this piece. But I keep coming back to the tried and true: It is such an honor to receive the Heinz Award. It’s an honor …

Climate & Energy

GOP leader: the idea that CO2 is harmful to environment is “almost comical”

Here’s Rep. John Boehner, the Republican leader in the House, talking to ABC’s George Stephanopoulos today: “George, the idea that carbon dioxide is a carcinogen that is harmful to our environment is almost comical. Every time we exhale, we exhale …