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March 13, 2009 at 6:00 PM

Environmental networking

The grist of the matter

I want to thank you for your recent article “Seattle’s Grist fuels Facebook’s climate-change forum” [Local News, March 4]. Michelle Ma provided excellent information about the positive uses for social networking Web sites such as Facebook.

As a student pursuing a major in Journalism at Seattle University, I am proud that locally based organizations such as Grist make an effort to utilize Facebook as a medium for generating environmental awareness.

I myself visit Facebook once or twice on a daily basis and have firsthand experience regarding its place in the future of journalism and communication. The site offers an incredible opportunity to spread the word on social issues in addition to employing the global-forum aspects, which are literally at our fingertips.

Getting in touch with younger generations about important global issues is of utmost importance to future generations and to our planet. I applaud coverage of companies that aim to do this, and hope to enjoy coverage of further developments in communication.

Thank you for representing our city as leaders in environmental activism.

— Elaine Genest, Seattle

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