Chip Giller

    Chip is the founder of Grist, an organization intent on using a new type of journalism to engage the next generation on environmental issues. Grist, which publishes online, now has an audience of over 2 million, and has been especially successful reaching readers in their 20s and 30s. Chip was named a TIME magazine “Hero of the Environment” in 2007. He has been featured in Vanity Fair, Newsweek, and Outside, among other outlets, and has participated as a guest on broadcast programs including NBC’s Today and PBS’s NOW. He was awarded the 2006 National Conservation Achievement Award by the National Wildlife Federation. In 2004, he received the Jane Bagley Lehman Award for Excellence in Public Advocacy from the Tides Foundation in recognition of the role Grist has played in increasing environmental awareness. Before launching Grist, Giller was editor of Greenwire, the first environmental news daily. He is a three-time journalism fellow with the Institutes for Journalism and Natural Resources and a senior fellow with the Environmental Leadership Program. A Massachusetts native, Giller graduated from Brown University with an honors degree in Environmental Studies. He and his wife live on Vashon Island, outside of Seattle, with their two children.