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Samara B., West Hollywood, Calif. Optimist, idealist, and tagline writer extraordinaire.

Samara B., West Hollywood, CA. Optimist, idealist, and tagline writer extraordinaire.

Samara B.

“I’m one of those millennials getting all fussy about trying to save the world. I mean … charming and optimistic beyond reason, but fussy in my approach ’cuz time is of the essence! I write a weekly blog called The Smarty at the Party (“news you can use to shmooze” … alllllmost as good a tagline as “gloom and doom with a sense of humor,” and delightfully aligned in terms of mission) and I rely on Grist for my BS-free ’n always a la mode eco talk. Thank you, David Roberts and Grist!”

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