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Dearest readers,

Thanks for making this the best quinceañera a green news organization could ask for.

With your help, Grist celebrated our 15th birthday by raising $70,000 in just 15 days.

Reader support has allowed Grist to blossom into the strapping young media organization it is today. Your contribution will help us continue our fresh take on environmental news and get more people jazzed about sustainable stories and solutions.

In addition to the whipsmart daily news coverage you love, we’ve got an exciting array of extracurricular activities coming down the pike. Check out our project asking green movers and shakers to share their insights from the last 15 years. We’re working on an in-depth series on whether small farms can feed the world. We’re even writing a guide to running for local office, because the best candidate for public utilities commissioner might just be you!

These projects and so much more couldn’t happen without donations from readers like you.

Thanks for sharing your hard-earned dollars with us — the least we could do is share more of our tragically embarrassing teen portraits with you. (See image above!) Look. Laugh. Enjoy!

All of us at Grist