Posts tagged ‘Blogs’

Update from re-nest – The Best Green Home Blogs of 2011

Spring is almost here, and that has many of us thinking about ways to make our homes greener when the weather takes a turn for the better!

These days, one of the best ways to keep up on the latest in green home ideas is to keep tabs on the myriad of blogs on the subject. If you are like me and have no idea where to even begin sometimes, check out this blog from re-nest, a green design blog, entitled, “The Homies: Best Green Home Blog of 2011.” Re-nest polled its readers to determine the best of a strong group of blogs that included A Way To Garden, Baby Green, Frugal Kiwi, Pretty Little Things, and The Design Confidential, with A Way To Garden coming out on top.

A Way to Garden is pretty cool. Author Margaret Roach has a ton of advice for current or aspiring gardeners trying to make their homes (and in turn, their lives) more sustainable. This includes posts about tools, techniques, and strategies for getting the most out of your organic garden, as well as recipes for what to do with the food you grow. It’s a great resource for trying to Live Green.

Check out some of the other blogs as well! You never know when you will see something that inspires you to make the most of the coming spring and turn your home green.

Live Well,



February 7, 2011 at 3:20 pm 1 comment

A blog about blogs

I’m in the office and feel like the only person on Earth. We look out over the Wisconsin State Capitol building (yes, it is a great view!), and the streets are almost empty.

Obviously a day like this makes a great time to think and to read…and for me, that means going to my favorite blogs. I’m pretty sure that this counts as work, since my favorites are all environmentally focused.

So, here are a few of the ones that I love to read. They keep me entertained and better informed, and help me feel just a little bit cool.

  • The Nature Conservancy: Cool Green Science —  In my opinion, the best of the best. I might be a bit biased because I used to work for TNC, but the writing is great, the topics are…well….topical, and they serve up the most current news every day. (If it weren’t for them, I wouldn’t have known that Andy Revkin is leaving the NY Times.)
  • DotEarth — Andy Revkin, until very recently a NY Times reporter, and general smart guy who stays on top of environmental issues. He’s focused a lot on climate change recently (well, who hasn’t). I’ll be curious to see how the blog changes now that he’s a senior fellow for environmental understanding at Pace University.
  • EarthWatch (BBC) — Richard Black, environmental correspondent, provides a great perspective on what the rest of the world thinks. It’s very easy to inadvertently get a U.S.-0nly filter on the world; he always reminds me how biased U.S. reporting can be.
  • RealClimate — For the true climate change geeks; these are the scientists to whom the world is listening. The next few months should bring some very interesting posts as the powers-that-be figure out what happens post-Copenhagen.
  • No Impact Man — I haven’t yet read the book and I’ve only recently started reading the blog. But so far, I like what I see.
  • Mongabay — Features conservation science and news, with a focus on tropical rainforests. Often accompanied by the author’s amazing photographs…he goes to many of the places where the stories are happening, something most bloggers don’t get to do.
  • Cuteoverload — Lest you think I’m only about science and serious things, I do try to start each day with pictures of cute animals to cheer me up.

What about you? Let us know what your favorites are. Is anyone blogging about Madison? Or about Wisconsin? Or about sustainability in the area? I’d love to know.

Be green. Have fun.


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