Everywhere you look these days, people are being more and more green. But over at Grist, they've been acting and, more importantly, blogging green since 1999. They're the real McCoy, or they're the green McCoy. Point is, Grist has been preaching green since way before there was a choir, long before it was fashionable. A non-profit organization based out of Seattle, they derive their funding from foundations, donations and advertising. In their own words, "At Grist, we take our work seriously, but we don't take ourselves too seriously. Because of the many things this planet is running out of, sanctimonious tree-huggers ain't one of them. " Amen to that!
What they do have over at Grist is a frank (and yes often funny) look at how the environment effects nearly every facet of our lives. Today, we can see them highlight a European mayor's crusade for bike lanes as well as a report on how the debt deal will impact climate and energy. And if neither of those float your boat, perhaps this primer on urban beekeeping will catch your fancy.
The environmental impacts of society is a real issue. And being green really should be everyone's business. It's important and it's serious, and it might be dire. But with sites like Grist taking a light-hearted approach to this very heavy topic, it can also be a laughing matter.