Sara Bernard

Sara Bernard is a Grist fellow, wilderness junkie, and globetrotter. Follow her on Twitter.

Climate & Energy

Making the connections on tar-sands pollution, racism, and sexism

Melina Laboucan-Massimo is leading the fight against tar-sands development in Canada -- and for the rights of indigenous women.


How an inspiring group of women built one of the greenest buildings in Portland

This African-American sorority turned an old gas station into a sleek eco-paradise.


Meet the food justice and clean energy advocate who wants to shake up the nonprofit world

Diego Angarita Horowitz is a rising star in the nonprofit world. Now he's adding a business degree to his resume.

Business & Technology

How much does your state care about the environment?

One company analyzed enviro-minded Google searches by state and called out the superstars. Nice work, Cali.

In California, people of color are dangerously close to oil train disasters

A new report finds that minority and low-income residents are more likely to live in California's oil train "blast zone."

You should be excited about this SCOTUS decision, too

ICYMI: The Supreme Court ruled on another major discrimination case last week.


Why Seattle still has a huge garbage problem

The city says it wants to get to "zero waste," but residents apparently have a hard time with change.


Tent cities: Seattle’s unique approach to homelessness

To hold back a rising tide, Seattle has embraced an approach that other cities have outlawed.


Can the “whitest city in America” deliver green living for all?

Portland, Ore., has set out to bridge the "green divide," bringing environmental justice to poor communities and communities of color.