Grist staff

  • Wenonah Hauter, director of Food and Water Watch, answers questions

    Wenonah Hauter. With what environmental organization are you affiliated? I am the executive director of Food and Water Watch, a brand-new consumer advocacy organization in Washington, D.C. What does your organization do? We’re focused on protecting two critical essentials: food …

  • Readers write back about the Cape Cod wind-farm project and more

      Re: The Wind and the Willful Dear Editor: While I think RFK Jr. has been a huge and important presence in the enviro community, I can’t agree with him on this one. This project needs to be built, and …

  • Julia Butterfly Hill, activist and onetime tree-sitter, answers questions

    What work do you do? I founded Circle of Life in 1999 while living in the branches of an over-1,000-year-old redwood to keep it from being cut down by MAXXAM-owned Pacific Lumber Company. What does your organization do? Circle of …

  • Luna and Electric Dreams

    Two new eco-movies on the way from Participant Productions

    Speaking of Participant Productions, I just discovered they have two more environmentally themed films in development: 1) Luna Luna is based on the true story of Julia Butterfly Hill, a drifter turned environmentalist who galvanized the movement in the early …

  • Zoo Peeper

    Jacko gets a pass on conditions at his private zoo If there’s one subject we like writing about more than cow poop, it’s the narcissistic hijinks of our celebrity overlords. If they are 90 percent synthetic, all the better. Speaking …

  • Beaver Theodosakis, founder of prAna, answers questionsBeaver Theodosakis, founder of prAna, answers

    Beaver Theodosakis. What work do you do? I’m founder and president of prAna. What does your business do? prAna’s core business is men’s and women’s lifestyle apparel and accessories. The brand — grown from deep roots in rock climbing and …

  • Readers talk back about hookers, condoms, and biofuels

      Re: OK, We’ll Just Drill Over Here Instead Dear Editor: I thought your statement that Cheney and the energy task force treat ecosystems like a “two-bit hooker” was inappropriate, unseemly, slanderous, and entirely out of line. I’m sure those …

  • Kipchoge Spencer of Xtracycle and Worldbike answers questions

    Kipchoge Spencer. What work do you do? I’m president of Xtracycle Inc. and cofounder of Worldbike. I’m also lead singer of the Ginger Ninjas. What does your organization do? Xtracycle invented and makes car-trip-replacing, life-enhancing, sport-utility bicycles, long bikes, and …

  • Gerald Prolman, CEO of Organic Bouquet, answers questions

    Gerald Prolman. What work do you do? I’m CEO of Organic Bouquet. How does it relate to the environment? Organic Bouquet is the world’s first online organic florist. All the flowers we sell are grown in a manner that is …