Grist

Started Grist 20 years ago Grist is the first wholly online media source on the environment that uses humor and irreverence to tell the story and share climate solutions. Today they have more than 2 million readers – half of which are millennials. Each year through their unique Fix program, Grist identifies 50 Fixers, young frontline leaders and entrepreneurs across disciplines who have proven results.

With our interests in developing emerging leaders, building strong partnerships, and using storytelling to drive action and impact, we partnered with Grist to build a New England hub for the Fix program. Fix will facilitate events that convene Fixers from diverse backgrounds to generate, “that-just-might-work” ideas to tackle thorny problems such as climate change and environmental injustice. The program brings these Fixers together to break down silos, develop leaderships, spark collaborations to accelerate solutions, and share stories of what’s possible and working.

Nikhil Swaminathan, Interim CEO and Editor-in-Chief

Nikhil Swaminathan joined Grist in 2017 as senior environmental justice editor, and has led Grist’s distributed newsroom for the past three-and-a-half years. Under his leadership, Grist and its journalists have garnered numerous accolades, including the newsroom winning awards for General Excellence from the Online News Association and the top Overall Consumer Website from FOLIO. Prior to joining Grist, Nikhil held editorial roles at Scientific American, Al Jazeera America, GOOD, and Archaeology Magazine. He was an inaugural Ida B. Wells Fellow at Type Investigations, where he worked on an award-winning investigation into shady labor practices involving foreign technology workers.