Since joining non-profit news organization Grist in 2014, Eve Andrews has found clever ways to connect the website’s focus on climate change with readers’ everyday lives. In turn, she’s become the voice for a new generation of environmentalists with media savvy.
She’s written fresh stories linking the environment to women’s health and manages to discuss serious topics with a fun voice. Just look to some of her headlines: “Watch me get an IUD—for the planet,” “Who said it: Donald Trump or Jonathan Franzen?” and “What if you could understand climate models better by eating them?”
Andrew has co-produced, written scripts and starred in many of Grist’s explainer videos—extremely popular and somewhat wonky videos that have been cited by the likes of Mother Jones and Glamour. One of them, “Watch us explain why your $8 shirt is a huge problem,” has hit more than 8 million views. Even though Andrews didn’t have much video experience before Grist, she learned quickly and helped shape the voice and feel of these videos, including experiments in live action, animation and data visualization. In 2016, Grist was a finalist for the Folio: Eddies Digital Award in the association/non-profit visual storytelling category, and Andrews was a vital member of that team as the co-producer, writer and host.