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The 2021 Grist 50 has landed

Need a reason to feel hopeful? We’ve got 50. The 2021 Grist 50 list has arrived, and it’s chock-full of inspiring, brilliant, innovative, and deeply hopeful people — we call them Fixers. These folks know a better world is possible, and they’re putting in the work to make it happen today. Check out the 2021 […]

Introducing our star judges for Imagine 2200, Fix’s cli-fi contest

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If you haven’t heard, Fix recently launched a cli-fi writing contest. We are over-the-moon excited about it. Fiction writers have a knack for creating compelling, perception-shifting windows into alternate worlds and making complex issues approachable — and personal. That’s exactly what we hope to do with Imagine 2200: Climate fiction for future ancestors. Anyone (even […]

He brought ‘good trouble’ to environmental justice

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Racial justice and climate justice are inseparable. Few would deny this, but that wasn’t always so. For much of its history, the environmental movement has been overwhelmingly white and gave little thought to the impacts pollution and climate change had on people of color and underserved communities. The convergence of the two, which happened no […]

Science — especially climate research — needs a ‘sunshine’ law

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Ten years ago, I worked in the United States Senate and helped draft and pass the Physician Payments Sunshine Act. The law requires companies to report monies and gifts they give physicians, which are known to influence what doctors prescribe or promote. Thanks to the Sunshine Act, you can look up doctors on a public […]

How do you create the conservationists of tomorrow? Get kids outside.

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Gabe Vasquez first visited New Mexico when he was 8 years old, during a fishing trip to the Rio Grande with his father and older brother. They traveled from their home just south of the border in Ciudad Juárez and planned to camp in state parks along the river. Even now, Vasquez recalls the air of […]

Here’s to a better 2021 — and an even better 2200

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It wasn’t the fireworks. It wasn’t watching Donald Trump board a helicopter for the last time, leaving the White House grounds. It wasn’t even knowing that the U.S. had rejoined the Paris climate agreement and that Joe Biden had revoked the permit for the Keystone XL pipeline on his first day in office (both vital […]

Young people can do more than organize. We can also help make climate policy.

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At a virtual fundraiser last July, then-presidential candidate Joe Biden said, “I want young climate activists, young people everywhere, to know: I see you. I hear you. I understand the urgency, and together we can get this done.” As young climate activists from Utah and New York, we not only want to be seen and […]

Fix got struck by climate cupid. Here’s who we’ve been crushing on this year.

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A lot of good stuff got buried in the bad news avalanche that was 2020. But fear not! Fix shoveled through the hip-deep snow to reveal our climate crushes — the leaders, thinkers, and system-shakers who gave us goo-goo eyes this year. They’re behind the movements, moments, and milestones that kept the climate momentum going. […]

He thinks we’re on the cusp of a green building boom

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As 2020 draws to a close, Fix asked 21 climate and justice leaders to offer their predictions for 2021. We’re presenting a handful of their responses in depth — because we could all use some extra hope these days. Be sure to check out the full list of predictions here. Growing up in a one-bedroom […]

Here’s looking at you, 2021

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Hey there, 2020 was a year of big change. A pandemic. An impeachment. A racial-justice uprising. Record-high temperatures. A smash-hit period drama about chess. Devastating wildfires and smoke. The puppy my family and I got the other week. An election. Some of these changes were expected, many of them were not. For me, the most […]