Grist.org launches special series on parenting and environment
Featured content addresses environmental health issues from fertility through adolescence
SEATTLE, WA—Grist.org, the world’s leading source of daily news and opinion on the environment, introduces a special series, Brood Awakenings (www.grist.org/parenting), to provide parents expert environmental advice, interviews, and resources.
The series will help parents navigate the sea of information on plastics, toys, food, and other products, as well as introduce readers to people working on the issues. Featured content includes the following:
• A primer on chemicals, fertility, and reproduction
• Easy, affordable recipes for baby and toddler food
• A handy health checklist for pregnancy
• A guide to buying non-plastic baby products
• An eco-entrepreneur’s advice on kid-proofing your cleaning supplies
Topics range from practical tips to policy coverage in over a dozen pertinent articles. Readers are invited to participate in the conversation through a dedicated discussion board housed on Grist’s popular blog, Gristmill. Additionally, a multimedia slideshow features parenting tips and pictures submitted by Grist readers and staff. Bearing Grist’s trademark wit and irreverence, the coverage is insightful and informative, even for those without children of their own.
The nonprofit, independent, online magazine Grist was founded in April 1999, and over the past eight years has developed the most recognizable voice in environmental journalism: funny, opinionated, and intelligent. Grist offers in-depth reporting, opinions, book reviews, advice, and a popular blog—all tailored to inform, entertain, provoke, and encourage its readers to think creatively about environmental problems and solutions.
Each month, Grist reaches over 700,000 unique individuals through its website and emails, and it has enjoyed particular success among readers in their 20s and 30s. Through syndication arrangements with other media outlets like MSNBC.com and Salon.com, Grist is reaching an even broader audience that extends into the millions. Grist has been featured in Vanity Fair, the New York Times, Newsweek, and dozens of other national publications. Grist earned Webby™ People’s Voice awards in both 2005 and 2006 as the internet’s best magazine.