Sara Bernard

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

High and Mighty

As sales boom, pot shops have become the new face of gentrification

In Seattle, on the same corner where black men were once arrested for dealing pot, a white man is now legally raking in seven-figure sales.

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.

Cities

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.

HE'S A BUSINESS, MAN

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.

Article

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."

Article

You should be excited about this SCOTUS decision, too

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

Seattle: City of the Future

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.

Seattle: City of the Future

Tent cities: Seattle’s unique approach to homelessness

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