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Featured Friend: Marshall Ambrose

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Marshall Ambrose.
Marshall Ambrose.

Marshall Ambrose

"Grist is my favorite place for environmental news. But that alone probably wouldn’t be enough to get my donation. I donated to Grist because I love how it covers local, positive developments, when so much of published news is boilerplate doom and gloom. I learn something new and intriguing every time I visit Grist; the stories demand real consideration about how the world works, and I find news there that I seldom find elsewhere."

We never tire of kind words, Marshall. We're happy to help keep your wheels spinning.

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Featured Friend: Sister Mary Pendergast

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Sisters Mary Pendergast and Nancy Audette.
Sisters Mary Pendergast and Nancy Audette.

Sister Mary Pendergast

"I am a Sister of Mercy and actually have very little spare money, but I appreciate the articles from Grist -- especially on the climate! This photo is of me and my good friend, Sister Nancy Audette at the Forward on Climate Rally in Washington, D.C. in February 2013... It was FREEZING! Thanks for your good work."

We are deeply touched by your donation, Sister, and equally tickled that we get to add "Nun in polar bear hat" to our in-house photo collection.

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Featured Friend: Andrea Devon Bertoli

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Andrea Devon Bertoli is an editor and blogger in Oahu, Hawaii.
Andrea Devon Bertoli is an editor and blogger in Oahu, Hawaii.

Andrea Devon Bertoli

"I donated to Grist because it's the first site I check each day for funny, enlightening and intellectual green news. It's fodder for my social media sites, blog articles, and for conversations with my friends. I'm finally making enough money to share the love, and I'm so happy to share it with you."

Mahalo, Andrea! At the risk of lei-ing it on thick, without supporters like you, we'd be pau.

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Featured Friend: JoeAnn H.

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JoeAnn Hart at the Cape Ann Farmers Market.
JoeAnn Hart at the Cape Ann Farmers Market.

JoeAnn H.

"I give to Grist because it rocks, and covers the environment where no one will go. I especially like Ask Umbra, with all those intimate environmental questions I'm too shy ask myself. ”

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Featured Friend: Isabel S.

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Isabel S., 11 year-old whiz kid.
Isabel S., 11 year-old whiz kid.

Isabel S.

“This article on farming with nitrogen fertilizer inspired my science project”

Thanks, Isabel. Kids like you inspire us daily! Wear that Grist T-shirt with pride.

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Featured Friend: Robin N.

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Robin N., Netherlands. Clean energy enthusiast and cliff-hanging Dutchman.
Robin N., Netherlands. Clean energy enthusiast and cliff-hanging Dutchman.

Robin N.

“It started with the series of articles written by David Roberts on smart grids that featured cute animals. I found it hilarious -- I just like that kind of absurdism. You guys are doing a great job on creating awareness on the topics you feature, thereby contributing to a better world. You are also very much respected from far outside the USA (from the Netherlands in my case). Keep up the good work!”

Thanks, Robin. Now scoot back from the edge. You're making me nervous.

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Featured Friend: Stepanka P.

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Stepanka P., citizen, artist, and Grist choir member.
Stepanka P., citizen, artist, and Grist choir member.

Stepanka P.

“I chose to support you because you support me everyday with news that matters! Grist articles are accessible, educational, and wry, and provide plenty of inspiration and optimism amidst the complexities of the world in which we currently live. Grist makes me laugh, complements and enhances my thinking, encourages me to research, and makes it easy to share important matters with people who otherwise do not access this type of material. Cheers to all that!”

Thanks, Stepanka. We love supporting our readers with great material. We promise not to leave you hanging.

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Featured Friend: Chris Paine

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Chris Paine, British Columbia, CA. Cheeky Grist donor and director of the documentary “Revenge of the Electric Car.”
Chris Paine, British Columbia, CA. Cheeky Grist donor and director of the documentary Revenge of the Electric Car.

Chris Paine

“I support Grist because environmental reporting just may prove to be as important as sports or even entertainment reporting.”

Thanks for supporting Grist, Chris. We hope to make you truly proud and ascend to the same journalistic excellence of publications such as US Weekly.

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Featured Friend: Daniela G.

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Daniela G., British Columbia. Cyclist, runner, and mother of two wild, nature-loving boys.
Daniela G., British Columbia. Cyclist, runner, and mother of two wild, nature-loving boys.

Daniela G.

"I am a freelance writer and a great believer that there's still a chance to change the rather destructive course humanity has been engaging in during the last century or so. I write about the environment because I am bothered by how we came too close to not caring enough. That's why I donate to Grist, because the stuff you write makes an impact. The more voices the better. It's almost no longer 'I should donate to Grist' but 'I have to donate to Grist.'"

The more voices the better indeed, Daniela. We hope you add your voice to our social campaign and help Grist earn 15,000 smackers!

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Featured Friend: Chris B.

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Chris B., Los Angeles, Calif. Climate hawk, fútbol enthusiast, and avid commenter.
Chris B., Los Angeles, Calif. Climate hawk, fútbol enthusiast, and avid commenter.

Chris B.

“Grist has become my primary vessel for news, thus it’s only fitting I repay you for the service you provide. After a profound ‘Aha!’ moment in college about the breadth and severity of climate change -- let's call it my calling -- I decided to devote my life to it. I now work as a renewable energy consulting engineer, helping clients of all sizes. As a passionate climate hawk, I am committed to activism, like the 350.org protests in D.C. I use Grist on a daily basis to stay informed about energy and climate issues both domestic and international, and I’m not afraid to defend renewables and swift action on climate -- see you in the comments! :)”

Nothing renews our energy like hearing from loyal supporters like you, Chris. Thanks for devoting every waking moment, as far as I can tell, to making the world less carbon-y.

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