Ten best environmental blogs in town
By Nikki Fotheringham
We know you love us, but we like to spread the love around a little. There are so many amazing green blogs these days that have inspirational ideas on how to live green, the latest news on renewable energy, cutting-edge technological advances in green building techniques and the skinny on global warming and climate change. Whether you want to reduce your carbon footprint, cut your utilities bill or get a new recipe for lunch, these great sites are well worth a visit!
1. Treehugger: The perfect paramour for the ecologically minded, Treehugger has great articles on everything from transportation to technology.
2. Inhabitat: One of my favorite sites, InHabitat’s sophisticated approach is centered on design. Excellent at delivering cutting-edge interpretations of architecture, fashion, products and design for you and your home, they also take a look at energy, transportation and art.
3. Mother Nature Network: This fantastic site often appears on the CNN website as the go-to page for a plethora of interesting pages that center around the home and family. Check out their health, lifestyle and your home pages for tips and the latest news on all things green.
4. Environmental Graffiti: Great site with engaging articles that focus on the natural world and the technology that is helping to preserve it. For the outdoorsy types they have nature, travel, outdoor and people. Although the nature lover is their target audience, they also feature more technical articles.
5. Daily Green: This cheerful little blog focuses on the home and lifestyle of the environmentally conscious. They are especially strong on tips that will help you to live a greener life. Reduce your utility bills with their green home tips, get recipes and advice on improving your eating habits with their new green cuisine page and get the latest on the effects of climate change with their weird weather watch.
6. Environment360: A fantastic site for news on the impacts of climate change, renewable energy, budding green technologies, fossil fuels, mining and other environmental issues. The site is incredibly interesting and informative and makes for great reading.
7. Amvic: This site is an excellent resource for homeowners, architects and green designers who wish to stay up-to-date with the latest in green building technologies. Important news items and updates on the latest developments help homeowners make informed choices about designing and retrofitting.
8. CleantechBlog: A great site for the more technically minded, it covers biofuels, carbon, smart grid, renewables, solar and transport among others.
9. Solarline: This blog site is focused on solar power. It’s a really comprehensive look at the advantages and disadvantages of solar power as an energy source, at the viability of feed-in-tariff projects and new developments in the field.
10. Grist: This sprightly little blog certainly is a beacon in the mist. It deals with topics in a fun-to-read way and pretty cutting edge. View their climate & energy, food, cities, living, biz and technology pages for the latest buzz.