Grist staff

  • Brenda Way, artistic dance director, answers questions

    Brenda Way. What work do you do? I founded ODC (originally the Oberlin Dance Collective) 35 years ago as a multidimensional arts organization — that is to say, not just for dance jocks. We moved to the Bay Area from …

  • 100 Least Wanted

    What do invasive plants and animals have to do with homeland security? The March 2005 issue of National Geographic reports that “terrorists could use invasives as weapons to ‘disrupt and demoralize the U.S. government and its citizens over time.'” This …

  • Don't Fear the Reapers: On the alleged "Death of Environmentalism"

    Four emerging environmental leaders discuss the future of their field

    To continue the conversation about the ostensible “death of environmentalism,” we invited four next-generation leaders to discuss the issue with one another via email. Herewith, in almost real time, we are publishing their thoughts in our pages. All the participants …

  • Bill Walsh, founder of the Healthy Building Network, answers questions

    Bill Walsh. What work do you do? I’m the founder and national coordinator of the Healthy Building Network. How does it relate to the environment? The Healthy Building Network is the only organization dedicated to linking green building strategies to …

  • Karen Hundt, Chattanooga urban planner, answers questions

    Karen Hundt. What work do you do? I am the director of the Planning & Design Studio in Chattanooga, Tenn. We are a division of the Chattanooga-Hamilton County Regional Planning Agency, but the design studio focuses on downtown and riverfront …

  • Enviros join chorus against class-action bill, but measure still likely to pass

    Will class-action plaintiffs still get their day in court? The Erin Brockoviches of America could have a much tougher time going after polluters if the Class Action Fairness Act — which the Senate Judiciary Committee voted to approve last week …

  • Richard Brooks, Greenpeace campaigner, answers questions

    Richard Brooks. With what environmental organization are you affiliated? I am a forest campaigner with Greenpeace Canada. What does your organization do? What, in a perfect world, would constitute “mission accomplished”? Greenpeace campaigns in 35 different countries using lobbying, science, …

  • Jordi Honey-Rosés, WWF butterfly protector, answers questions

    Jordi Honey-Rosés. With what environmental organization are you affiliated? Currently I serve as program officer in the Mexican Forest Program for World Wildlife Fund, working to protect the Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve in central Mexico. The pine and fir forest …

  • Readers talk back about the Christian-right take on environmentalism

      “The Godly Must Be Crazy,” Glenn Scherer’s article on right-wing Christian evangelical politicians and their hostility toward environmental protections, elicited a mighty flood of mail. Here we print a sampling of letters, followed by a response from Scherer.   …