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Fix Live: Let’s Ride

When: Wednesday, May 11 5:30 p.m. ET/2:30 p.m. PT

What: E-bike libraries, neighborhood walking tours, and a community mobility center. All these are pieces of Oboi Reed’s vision for Chicago to become one of the world’s most “liveable cities.” Join Fix’s Tory Stephens for a conversation with Reed, founder of The Equiticity Racial Equity Movement. They’ll explore the intersection of equity, mobility, and infrastructure in the urban outdoors, and the ways people – particularly youth – interact with the outdoors to shape their lives and communities. Stephens and Reed will talk about how outdoor experiences inspire action and activism for a greener, more just world.

Where to join: Register here for a reminder or join our event LIVE on Wednesday, May 11th, 5:30 p.m. ET / 2:30 p.m. PT.

If you are unable to attend, a recording of the conversation will be made available on Grist’s events page and YouTube channel.

Past Events

Fix Live: Faces of a better climate future

When: Wednesday, March 23 5:00 p.m. ET/2:00 p.m. PT

What: While the news of the climate crisis is disheartening, there’s also another story to tell: That of the many people on the ground working on innovative, exciting solutions centered on sustainability and equity. Their work shows us what is still possible, and how to find inspiration. How do they adapt, while staying the course with their work? And who are the people advancing new ideas and approaches to a better future, through our unsteady present?

Each year, Fix’s Grist 50 list identifies emerging leaders from across the U.S. who are working on fresh, real-world solutions to our world’s biggest challenges. Now in its seventh year, the list includes scientists, artists, policymakers, farmers, social-justice advocates, storytellers, entrepreneurs, technologists, chefs, clean-energy wonks — all kinds of people pointing the way toward a just, sustainable future.

To celebrate the release of our 2022 Grist 50, we invite you to join us for a discussion with a few past honorees to discuss this moment in the climate crisis, the ways their work has been adapting and growing since being named to the list, and what’s coming next for climate and justice solutions. Join Fix host Rachel Bouton and Fixers Isaias Hernandez (G50 2021), Tony Bova (G50 2020), and Abiodun Henderson (G50 2019), for a conversation about resilience, focus, adaptability and hope in a changing world. 

Where to join: Register here for a reminder or join our event LIVE on Wednesday, March 23, 5 p.m. ET / 2:00 p.m. PT.

If you are unable to attend, a recording of the conversation will be made available on Grist’s events page and YouTube channel.

How We’re Fixin’ It: Growing a GeoGrid

When: Wednesday, February 16 5:00 p.m. ET/2:00 p.m. PT

What: In 2016, a group of activist moms sat down with gas utility executives and found common ground in their desire for a livable world for their children. These parents began to move forward, seeking solutions to climate change in an unusual story of cooperation and collaboration. In a few short years, they have radically cut emissions from local gas leaks and started to transition the gas system to a renewable one.

Two of those moms currently run HEET, a Cambridge nonprofit, that was born out of a group of neighbors terrified by climate change. They have become a climate-change-solutions incubator with national impact. They’ve invented a method to transition the natural gas system to networked ground source heat pumps delivering less expensive non-emitting heating and cooling. 

In this session, Fix Network Weaver, Tory Stephens will sit down with HEET Co-founder and Co-Executive Director Audrey Schulman and Co-Executive Director Zeyneb Magavi to talk about growing a GeoGrid for everyone. You’ll hear their personal stories of how direct action and human compassion can lead to social change and systemic change, resulting in reduced emissions for healthier communities.

Where to join: Register here for a reminder or join our event LIVE on Wednesday, February 16, 5 p.m. ET / 2:00 p.m. PT.

If you are unable to attend, a recording of the conversation will be made available on Grist’s events page and YouTube channel.

How We’re Fixin’ It is a series of live events by Fix, Grist’s solutions lab. This series aims to amplify the bright spots of Fixers’ climate solutions by showcasing replicable and expandable processes that can lead to cleaner air, water, soil, and communities.

Fix Live: What’s Next

When: Wednesday, January 19th, 5:00 p.m. ET / 2:00 p.m. PT.

What: What does hope look like in 2022? Join Fix as we dig into the big ideas and innovations that will drive the conversation around climate in 2022. Fix Co-Director Jessica Stahl is sitting down with climate and justice leaders Gaurab Basu, Angel Hsu, and Mark Chambers to talk about the changes they see coming in health, infrastructure, tech, policy, and culture in 2022.

Where to Join: Register here to join our event LIVE on Wednesday, January 19th, 5:00 p.m. ET / 2:00 p.m. PT.

Fix Live: Climate Leaders Share Stories of Mentorship

When: Monday, December 6th, 7:00 p.m. ET / 4:00 p.m. PT.

What: Grist and Back Pocket Media are teaming up for an evening of music, art, and live storytelling. Join us as we push the boundaries of what a virtual event can be by sharing astonishing true stories from the Grist Fixer community. The theme of the night is Mentorship. You’ll hear stories of unlikely inspiration, motivation, and life-altering relationships, all told live on (virtual) stage.

Pour a drink and get cozy — we’ll see you on December 6th!

Stay tuned for lineup announcements!

Where to Join: Register here to join our event LIVE on Monday, December 6th, 7:00 p.m. ET / 4:00 p.m. PT.

How We’re Fixin’ It: Scaling Climate Tech with Community Investment

When: Thursday, December 2nd, 7:00 p.m. ET / 4:00 p.m. PT.

What: Climate solutions are most successful when they are connected to the communities they aim to serve, especially when those communities are the most affected by climate change today. This event features Elemental Excelerator founder and CEO Dawn Lippert and Managing Director of Equity & Access Sara Chandler exploring the unique landscape of investing in climate tech and designing mutually meaningful partnerships between startups and community-based organizations. We’ll deep dive into how Elemental and its portfolio companies are rebalancing investment into technologies and communities where technology is being deployed.

Where to join: Register here for a reminder or join our event LIVE on Thursday, December 2nd, 7:00 p.m. ET / 4:00 p.m. PT.

If you are unable to attend, a recording of the conversation will be made available on Grist’s events page and YouTube channel.

How We’re Fixin’ It is a series of live events by Fix, Grist’s solutions lab. This series aims to amplify the bright spots of Fixers’ climate solutions by showcasing replicable and expandable processes that can lead to cleaner air, water, soil, and communities.

Imagine 2200: Climate Fiction for Future Ancestors

When: September 20, 2021

What: Fix invited our audience to join a conversation about decolonizing and diversifying climate storytelling, as explored in its inaugural climate-fiction contest, Imagine 2200. Authors and Imagine 2200 judges Adrienne Maree Brown, Morgan Jerkins, Kiese Laymon, and Sheree Renée Thomas joined Fix’s Tory Stephens and Columbia University’s Brian Kahn to discuss how to build deeply intersectional worlds, systems, and solutions, and create visions for a planet grounded in justice and abundance. This event was presented in partnership with Columbia Climate School’s MA in Climate and Society and Orion Magazine, and with support from NRDC.


The story of a better future: Shifting the climate narrative

When: September 22, 2021

What: Cultural thought leaders and Grist 50 honorees Jill Kubit, Isaias Hernandez, and Jerome Foster II joined Grist CEO Brady Walkinshaw for a discussion around why hopeful, justice-oriented, and solutions-focused storytelling is critical to the narrative shift needed to catalyze people and their imaginations. You can watch the full conversation here.


How We’re Fixin’ It: A Data-Driven Story of Air, People, and Science

When: June 9, 2021

What: Fix’s inaugural “How We’re Fixin’ It” event featured Grist 50 Fixer and Aclima cofounder and CEO Davida Herzl and her collaborators at the West Oakland Environmental Indicators Project and Bay Area Air Quality Management District. They discussed how modernization of air pollution measurement and analysis can support community-led solutions that diagnose hotspots, target interventions, prioritize resources, and track progress over time — at the neighborhood-level — for global impact. You can watch the full event above.


The World We Need: An Exploration of Art and Justice

When: May 27, 2021

What: Fix hosted a virtual art exhibition featuring artists (and Grist 50 Fixers) Favianna Rodriguez and Beka Economopoulos. The event was tied to the release of the climate anthology The World We Need and examined the relationship between art and the environmental justice movement. You can watch the full event above.