Each month, we showcase one of our beloved Friends with Benefits — folks who have donated to support our work. Want to take your relationship with Grist to the next level? Just donate any amount to join the fun. 

Marcia is a garbage expert and team lead at Washington Green Schools, a program schools can use to reduce their environmental footprint.
Marcia is a garbage expert and team lead at Washington Green Schools, a program schools can use to reduce their environmental footprint.

Marcia Rutan

“Garbage has been my game for 20 years this June: recycling, waste prevention, and compost. Plus I stir up climate change issues where possible. All this needs the ballast of humor. I love Grist for bringing humor as well as rigorous reporting to the hard environmental issues of our time. Makes me smile!”

Already a FWB? Send your photo and 3-4 sentences about you and why you give to Grist to jmacdonald@grist.org. Featured Friends will receive a complimentary Klean Kanteen. Thanks for your support!