Grist staff

Eilon Schwartz, founder of The Heschel Center, answers questions

Eilon Schwartz. What work do you do? I’m the founder and executive director of The Heschel Center, an environmental NGO in Israel. I am also an academic, teaching at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. What does your organization do? Only …

Readers talk back about shade-grown coffee, composting toilets, veganism, and more

  Re: Buzz Alterin’ Dear Editor: You say that shade-grown is not a make-or-break aspect of coffee choice. It is if you want to see the Baltimore oriole. The species is declining by 4 percent a year because the trees …

José A. Zaglul, EARTH University prez, answers questions

José A. Zaglul. What work do you do? I am the president of EARTH University, a private, not-for-profit, international institution. What does your organization do? Our mission is to promote sustainable development in the tropics through the creation of professionals …

Business & Technology

Terry Kellogg, director of 1% for the Planet, answers questions

Terry Kellogg. What work do you do? I’m the executive director of 1% for the Planet. What does your organization do? What, in a perfect world, would constitute “mission accomplished”? 1% is a rapidly growing network of companies (more than …

Readers talk back about big-box stores, hot water, peak oil, and more

  Re: The Wrong Target Dear Editor: It’s laudable that Grist would strive to include diverse viewpoints. However, I am disappointed that the editors would accept such a shoddy piece of journalism. Having a minority opinion (at least among environmentalists) …

Rick Durden, green pilot and head of LightHawk, answers questionsRick Durden, green pilot and head o

Rick Durden. With what environmental organization are you affiliated? I have recently become the executive director of LightHawk, sometimes referred to as “the wings of conservation.” What does your organization do? We work with other environmental and conservation organizations to …

Steve Blackmer, founder of the Northern Forest Center, answers questions

Steve Blackmer. What work do you do? I’m the president of the Northern Forest Center, based in Concord, N.H. What does your organization do? We work to revitalize the rural economy and communities and conserve the forests of the 30-million-acre …

Can’t Hear the Forest for the ORVs

Forest Service unveils new off-road vehicle rules The U.S. Forest Service says its new off-road vehicle (ORV) policy, announced yesterday, will set limits on where the noisy, pollution-spewing machines can be used in national forests — but conservationists say that’s …

Su Thieda, EarthCorps program director, answers questionsSu Thieda, EarthCorps program director, ans

Su Thieda. What work do you do? I am director of programs for EarthCorps. What does your organization do? EarthCorps’ mission is to build global community through local environmental service. EarthCorps restores native habitat while training young leaders and engaging …