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About Lisa Hymas
Lisa Hymas
Senior Communications Officer
Phone: +47 404 06 130 and +1 206 853 2673

My career has taken me from Seattle to Stockholm to Washington, D.C., to Arendal, Norway, but the focus has always been the same: communicate the urgency of environmental challenges and the viability and appeal of solutions. It’s not just about saving trees and rivers and manatees; it’s about protecting people and the places they call home. And it’s about creating a bright future where we do things in smarter, greener ways, use technology for good, appreciate the nature around us, and have more fun.

At GRID-Arendal, I collaborate with my colleagues to communicate about projects on climate change, marine plastic pollution, ecosystem protection, and much more. Before joining GRID, I directed the climate and energy program at Media Matters for America, an NGO in Washington, D.C., where I managed projects advocating for improved and increased media coverage of climate change. I also served as senior editor at the U.S. environmental news site Grist, which I co-founded. And I worked at Greenwire, a U.S.-based environmental news service; Island Press, a U.S.-based environmental book publisher; and Tomorrow, a sustainable business magazine in Stockholm.

I have extensive experience as a writer and editor. My writing has been published in The New York Times, The Guardian, Slate, Salon, and Mother Jones, among other venues. I’ve been awarded a Vermont Law School Environmental Media Fellowship and a Population Institute Global Media Award. I’ve discussed environmental issues during media appearances on MSNBC, WNYC, and other TV, radio, and online outlets, and spoken publicly at SXSW Eco, the Aspen Environment Forum, and other venues.

When I’m not working, I enjoy running, reading, and traveling. I love hiking too – good thing, because I live in Norway.

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