Grist staff

Politics

Irrelevance: The New Relevance

How did the environment play in the election? Funny you should ask … Remember all that earnest debate about whether environmental issues would play a significant role in the presidential election? Well, as it turns out … not so much. …

Kathryn Fuller, president of WWF, answers questions

Kathryn Fuller. With what environmental organization are you affiliated? World Wildlife Fund. I’m the president and CEO. What does your organization do? What, in a perfect world, would constitute “mission accomplished”? Our mission is the conservation of nature. We seek …

Business & Technology

Dole-ing Out Favors

A lobbying success story, from the maker of atrazine The manufacturer of atrazine, an herbicide connected by studies to frog deformities and increased risk of prostate cancer in humans, spent $260,000 lobbying the U.S. EPA and other government bodies on …

David Orr, environmental educator and writer, answers questions

David Orr. What work do you do? I am disguised as a professor at Oberlin College, but consider myself an Educator, capital E, not an educational technician or bureaucrat, and certainly not one “in the box” of a single discipline. …

Politics

Pegeen Hanrahan, mayor of Gainesville, Fla., answers questions

Pegeen Hanrahan What work do you do? Earlier this year I was elected to serve as mayor of Gainesville, Fla., for the next three years. Gainesville is a beautiful and diverse city of about 117,000, often called “the city in …

Living

Marc Ross, rocker and activist, answers questions

With what environmental organization are you affiliated? I am president and executive director of Rock the Earth. What does your organization do? What, in a perfect world, would constitute “mission accomplished”? Rock the Earth is a relatively new environmental advocacy …

Business & Technology

Joel Makower, environmental business expert, answers questions

Joel Makower. With what environmental organization are you affiliated? I’ve got several affiliations, all of my own creation. I’m editor of The Green Business Letter, which I founded in 1991; founder of the nonprofit Green Business Network, which produces GreenBiz.com, …

Living

Judy Logback, enterprising Amazonian activist, answers questions

Judy Logback. With what environmental organization are you affiliated? I arrived in Ecuador in 1997 and throughout the past seven years have visited and worked with more than 600 rural families to encourage them to establish the Kallari Association, a …

Readers sound off on the Republican National Convention, barbecue, and more

    Sippin’ on Spin and Juice Dear Editor: I was astonished to read in Amanda Griscom’s column that many major environmental groups opted out of the protests in New York City against the Republican National Convention. By siding with …