In the past few years, “green” blogs have been popping up all over the internet. I think that this is one indication that the issue of sustainability has made it mainstream. The New York Times has a green blog and Yale publishes a blog through its School of Forestry and Environmental Studies.
Green blogs are a great way to be informed on actions that businesses are taking, or lack there of. Some blogs are better than others about actually critiquing this information. And yes, some (or maybe most) are politically leaning left, which can lead to biases. But after all, that is what a blog is – someone’s opinion. Just because it’s on the internet doesn’t mean that it’s right or wrong or even factual.
My advice when reading green blogs is to take into consideration who is writing, and what (if any) company is associated with or publishing the blog. Most bloggers will refer to the actual data or report that their blog is about, which can help determine if their conclusions would also be made by others and the reliability of the data. I also tend to do a lot of Google searches on topics that I read about so I can get more information and to also form my own opinion.
Here are some of the green blogs/websites that I read regularly:
There is a lot of information out there, but I do think that reading a “green” blog or a website devoted to sustainability issues every so often can benefit everyone when making business decisions and lifestyle choices.