A couple of weeks ago I unleashed a wave of green Twitter networking energy with my post The Great Green Twitter Follow Parade. It shot through the green Twittersphere, bouncing around in 140 character format, hooking up and tightening the connections between all the good green (freen?) folks blasting out tweets.

And it put me in the perfect position to help get a new green Twitter meme going. My friends at Max Gladwell had earlier proposed #EcoMonday, a new environmentally themed version of #FollowFriday the week before and I just so happened to be in the right place at the right time to help bring it to life.

I wrote:

@maxgladwell has a great idea-> #ecomonday is the new #followfriday. Every Monday share green peeps you follow with your network of friends.
From there it exploded.

Since that first Monday two week ago, more than 1,000 people have been EcoMondayed (you can find them all here) and hundreds of Tweets have gone out with the hashtag. It's firmly established as a green Twitter meme and has done an amazing job of firming up our connections to one another. Like I said in my Great Green Twitter Follow Parade, knowledge and connections are power and the more networked we are the better we're able to blast out the good green word.

You can read along with #EcoMonday as it unfurls today over at Max Gladwell and see all the great people who have been listed across the Twittersphere by checking out (and following) @EcoMonday's friend list, who only follows people mentioned in #EcoMonday tweets.

And if you have no idea what hashtags are or what the @ means, you're late to the Twitterboat. Get on board, even Oprah climbed on a few weeks ago!


(Props to @NowSourcing for giving @MaxGladwell the inspiration to get #EcoMonday started).

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Shea Gunther is a podcaster, writer, and entrepreneur living in Portland, Maine. He hosts the popular podcast "Marijuana Today Daily" and was a founder of Renewable Choice Energy, the country's leading provider of wind credits and Green Options. He plays a lot of ultimate frisbee and loves bad jokes.

New green Twitter meme: #EcoMonday
#EcoMonday, the latest green meme bouncing around Twitter and brainchild of Max Gladwell, got a start here at MNN.