Grant Amount: $50,000, on 6/7/2012
Grist will use colorful, compassionate storytelling to spotlight the path to a sustainable future. We will portray sustainable solutions taking shape at the grassroots in the realms of climate, energy, food systems, and more. We will give our audience a national platform to share their own stories, building a broad, diverse movement for change. Because storytelling in the 21st century is collaborative, fluid, and community-based, we will build upon our core journalism to experiment with new ways of reaching and engaging people. We will profile innovative individuals and groups making progress on the ground; offer explainers that make complex topics accessible; and provide opportunities to share tips for taking action.