Living

In California, families fear pesticide poisoning after EPA reverses ban

“I’m being poisoned and I can’t do anything about it.”

You can’t build community without, well, your community

Throw an awesome party for your neighbors. Your country is counting on you.

Meet the fixer: This young farmer is saving soil.

American farmers are losing too much soil. Justin Knopf goes to the root of the problem.

burn notice

Why people have to learn to live with wildfires

The best way for forests to adapt to climate change is for them to burn.

Want to fight for a future that doesn’t suck? Try Grist’s 21-Day Apathy Detox.

We've got the best tools and tips to help you build a better community and push for a planet that doesn’t burn.

How to be an effective environmentalist (as told with smoothies)

Watch our video on why it's high time to get civically engaged.

Planning matters: Budget time and money for your favorite causes

Getting off the couch and making a difference starts with good planning.

Ask Umbra: I can’t get off the floor. What do I do?

A suspiciously familiar reader needs help with a serious case of civic withdrawal.

no wild left behind

Artist shows what climate change will do to our national parks

It’s not pretty.