The green blogosphere has exploded in both number and the scope of coverage in past few years. Four years ago you'd be hardpressed to find much beyond the venerable Treehugger, now you can spend all day catching up on the latest niche coverage of green technology, politics, fashion, celebrity, design, architecture, kids products, photography, and even sex toys. There are literally thousands of blogs of all sizes covering all angles of the environment.
Here are a few of my favorite blogs,. Read them, subscribe to their RSS feeds, and pay attention to what they are saying.
I've been reading green LA girl, the personal blog of MNN's own Siel Ju, for almost as long as it's been alive (it was born July 2005). Siel is all over the place on the green web, not only rocking the Lifestyle channel here at MNN but also throwing bylines down at WorldChanging, Lime.com, and FilterForGood. She's a contributing editor at BlogHer.com and is active in all the right social media spheres. She's smart, she's a great writer, and she wraps it all together in a informative and must read blog.
WebEcoist is put together by the crew behind the popular WebUrbanist blog. My buddy Muhammad Saleem and crew are masters of writing killer keystone content- articles that are interesting, totally original, with outstanding photo editing.
WebEcoist is written by a rotating crew of green blogger pros and is all about lists- finding the most exotic, delicious, creative, amazing, beautiful, and weirdest things around the world. There is no one better than them in the business and they're doing the world of green a great service by drawing in casual readers and raising their awareness of important environmental issues.
Environmental Graffiti is run by top green blogger Chris Ingham Brooke and is another site that's mastered the art of the great green photo post. The crew at EG deliver some of the most entertaining and readable content on the green blogosphere. It's not easy to constantly deliver great material but EG pulls it off every day- plastic clothes that turn into water, the lighthouse devoured by sand, the 30 creepiest clouds on earth, and the town buried under 270 million cubic feet of hailstones.
EnviroWonk is one of the blogs in the EcoGeek network, run by my buddy Hank Green. Hank is a modern day renaissance man, not only leading a team of writers producing four blogs (including Carectomy and Envirovore), but also created the insanely popular YouTube video series the Vlog Brothers.
EnviroWonk covers the world of green politics with a smart, insightful, and as you can imagine, wonkish point of view. They're not afraid to get up to their elbows in policy and serve up on-point and on-target commentary. It's one of my first reads in the morning and should be on your list of daily hits.
I'll be back next week with a fresh back of great green blogs you should be reading. Enjoy!