Grist publishes “Who cares about the Forest?”

by Franke James

grist features who cares about the forest

Do you ever feel guilty about using paper towels? Do you ever think about trees being cut down to make envelopes? Do you ever wonder, “is it really right to cut trees?” I did. I went into the Boreal Forest in search of the answer: “Who cares about the Forest?”

grist logoIn May, the Seattle-based online magazine Grist, published my Forest Stewardship Council of Canada story, “Who cares about the Forest?” as a visual essay and as an animated video. (Yeah!!)

Time Magazine describes Grist as, “the Colbert Report of climate change, the Daily Show of deforestation, the Oprah of oil dependency — except with real reporting and analytical journalism.”

Which gives you some idea of their attitude, and their penchant for “making lemonade out of the looming climate apocalypse.” Grist, aka the Beacon in the Smog, is one of the most influential environmental lifestyle and political magazines around. But what I love most about them, is that they don’t take themselves too seriously, noting that of the many things on this planet facing EXTINCTION…. “sanctimonious tree-huggers ain’t one of them.” Amen.

Grist is a nonprofit organization funded by foundation grants, user contributions, and advertising, with contributors (like me – wow!) scattered around the world. We’re all grist for the mill.

See my story on Grist…

Care about the forest? Here’s what you can do

And please spread the word on Twitter and Facebook…


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My debut on Grist in November 2010:
What can one person do, when 6.8 billion are Frying the Planet?

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