Grist staff

Fred Thompson, CEO of Jane Goodall Institute, answers questions

Fred Thompson. With what environmental organization are you affiliated? I’m president and CEO of the Jane Goodall Institute. What does your organization do? What, in a perfect world, would constitute “mission accomplished”? Our mission is to inspire and empower people …

Business & Technology

The Next Asbestos Thing

Specter pushing asbestos-claims bill that would create trust fund Amid a continuing flood of lawsuits against the allegedly cancer-causing asbestos industry, the new chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee, Arlen Specter (R-Pa.), has drafted a bill to try to stem …

Readers talk back on porn, radicalism, Christmas trees, and more

    Dear Editor: Thank you, thank you, thank you! I never miss my Daily Grist, but most of what I read depresses the hell out of me. Your story on Fuck for Forest is the first thing I’ve seen …

David Helvarg, marine activist, answers questions

David Helvarg. With what environmental organization are you affiliated? I’m president of Blue Frontier Campaign. What does your organization do? What, in a perfect world, would constitute “mission accomplished”? Blue Frontier works to strengthen America’s ocean constituency by building unity …

Living

Kevin Doyle, environmental-career guru, answers questions

Kevin Doyle. With what environmental organization are you affiliated? I’m one of two national program directors at The Environmental Careers Organization (authors of the new book The ECO Guide to Careers That Make a Difference — see below). At least, …

Food

Patricia Lovera, food safety crusader, answers questions

Patricia Lovera With what environmental organization are you affiliated? I am deputy director of the Energy and Environment Program at Public Citizen. We have campaigns on energy (fighting nuclear power and electricity deregulation), against the privatization of our water supplies, …

John Emory Parks, international marine expert, answers questions

What work do you do? I’m an international affairs specialist with the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the federal oceans agency. How does it relate to the environment? NOAA oversees a number of environmental duties in the U.S., from …

Politics

Julie Sze, enviro-justice advocate and professor, answers questions

What work do you do? I’m an assistant professor in American Studies at the University of California at Davis. How does it relate to the environment? My research and teaching interests are in environmental justice, race and science, the politics …

Business & Technology

Ray Anderson, sustainable biz pioneer, answers questions

What work do you do? I am founder and chair of Interface, Inc. How does it relate to the environment? I used to think that my job didn’t have anything to do with the environment. Then I realized that my …