Since launching in 2007, the blogging platform Tumblr has attracted more than 3 million bloggers who publish more than 2 million posts to hundreds of millions of readers every day. Just like the Internet at large, the range of topics found on Tumblr runs the gamet of human interests. It's like the infamous Rule 34 — if it exists, there is porn of it.
There are sites on Tumblr for people who like 18th century history, vintage comics, German shepherds and, of course, the coming zombie apocalypse. There are a lot of great Tumblr sites that focus on environmental themes, but because Tumblr's directory doesn't specifically highlight green sites, it can be hard to find them. To help spread the good green word, I've taken the time to surf the Tumblr waters in search of the best green sites. Enjoy!
If you think I've left out any great green Tumblr sites, please let me know in the comments.
If you're a fan of earth sciences, you'll be a fan of In love with Geosciences! which exhaustively covers the full range of mineralogy, petrology, paleontology, volcanology, glaciology, sedimentology, speleology, stratigraphy, astrogeology, and evolution and regularly posts well-chosen photos on those subjects. You'll marvel at the delicate rheniite crystal
and fluorite cube
and want to share the photos of the Elephant Foot Glacier
and the caver descending down from the surface into the deepest single cave drop
in the continental U.S.
Landscape, Lifescape looks at the intersection between people and the environment and is another site that heavily features beautiful photographs of the world. It tends to favor large landscapes and epic views like this underwater shot of a wave
and this gorgeous view of mist-covered mountains in Meteora, Greece. It'd be easy to lose an entire day to this site with 377 pages of content as of the time this article was written.
Excuse the shameless self promotion, but my Tumblr page isn't a bad place for your browser to land if you're looking for good links. I'm relatively new to the platform having only joined up within the last couple of months, but I'm an old hand in the game of link sharing, having built up a reputation for finding good content on StumbleUpon
and sharing it on Twitter
. I cover plenty
of green topics
but I'm not afraid to tack towards anything