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Umbra Fisk is back, baby, and I’m ready to stir the pot.

As Grist’s green advice columnist, I’ve been dishing up solutions to all of your weird and wonderful sustainability questions for the past 15 years. (You won’t believe how many times I’ve been asked about chemtrails.) But as you might have noticed, I’ve been MIA for the past couple of months.

It’s been rough since the November election, watching as our new president has muzzled climate scientists, paved the way for destructive pipelines, and stacked his cabinet with climate deniers and their polluting pals. It’s easy to feel that all the steps you’ve made to be a green superhero are being swallowed up by eroding soil.

But then it dawned on me: What if I could inspire people to go beyond backyard composting and truly change their communities?

What’s more, when Grist surveyed readers, it turns out that YOU want more advice on how to take action, too. So I’ve been hard at work researching the ways to be an effective green rabble-rouser at the local, state, and even national level. In a few short weeks (just in time for Earth Day), I’m taking my one-gal knowledge party to the streets.

Grist needs to raise $10,000 by Saturday at midnight to fund this work — and thankfully, one generous (and no-doubt brilliant) anonymous Grist donor has pledged to match your donations, up to $10,000!

Now, I’m no Secretary of Energy, but I’m pretty sure that means your gift to Grist will be DOUBLED. Winner, winner, seitan dinner!

Are you in? Give to Grist today!