There’s kind of an edgy, underground movement of conscious homeowners and environmentalists that are finding creative ways to capture water and reuse it for their needs. BusinessWeek’s Malia Wollan just wrote an article called "Rainwater collectors work to ease shortages," and she talks about the popularity of the movement. In the article, Wollan mentions a website called HarvestH20, which has seen an increasing number of visitors seeking information and advice on rainwater collection and reclamation.
So the big day is September 8, 2008 — the day Mr. Thomas Friedman’s next book goes on sale. It’s called Hot, Flat, and Crowded: Why We Need a Green Revolution–And How It Can Renew America. I have a feeling it’s going to be good, too, but I can’t pinpoint why. Maybe it’s because Friedman does a lot of research and assesses that research with a fresh perspective. Maybe it’s because he says new stuff — he’s not necessarily regurgitating what we hear everyday. Maybe it’s because he takes a strong position. Whatever it is, I have a stack of great books that I’ve been trying to get through, but this one will likely make it to the nightstand.
The venerable HuffPo just posted a list of what they call the "Best Green Twitter Feeds." It’s an okay list, but when you name streams like @Sprig (13 total updates and nothing in 7 days), @globalwarming (sporadic tweets with nothing in 7 days), and @greennews (sporadic tweets and nothing in 12 days), it’s tough to take the list seriously. No offense Sprig, GlobalWarming, and GreenNews. HuffPo’s list includes some stalwarts, don’t get me wrong, but when you assume the title of "Best," you have to bring it. You have to name more than sixteen or seventeen Twitter* feeds. Right?
Anyway, here’s my list (not a "best" list, just a list) of environmental and green related twitter folks that you might be interested in following. To clear the air, we’re @jetsongreen. Some of the following are no different than straight blog feeds. Some are mixed blog feeds with conversation. Others are pure conversation.