For the third year in a row, we'd like to announce that Jetson Green has teamed up with West Coast Green as a media partner. One of the reasons we're doing this is because it gives us the opportunity to pass on a 20% discount on full conference registration. Another reason is because the speakers and exhibitors are really good and friendly. I loved the Harbinger House last year, too, so let's see what's in store for 2009.
After the big bash we threw last year, you may not believe this, but I just remembered that today is the third blog birthday for Jetson Green! I can't believe I forgot all about it. But hey, here's the thing: I really appreciate that you keep coming back to this little site. I really do. With all the great curators of fine green content out there, whether Inhabitat, Moco Loco, Materialicious, Contemporist, Metro Hippie, Dwell, Re-Nest, Treehugger, Low Impact Living, or otherwise, I'm glad you've spent some time here, too.
If you know us, you know we're never satisfied with the status quo, so we’re testing out a new ad server program that’s kind of fun. If you look to the right sidebar, you’ll notice a 50×50 pixel gray square – it’s not standard ad size or anything, but that’s why we like it. We think people will look at it and, curious about what the box is, they’ll click it and find you. But this is entirely speculative and exploratory, so we can’t be sure.
Hey, Happy New Year! It’s hard to believe an entire year just flew by, but it did. On this day last year, we identified Five Green Trends to Watch in 2008 — actually, the trends were specifically related to green building rather than the environment in general — and you’ll probably agree that we were right on. I guess that means we’ll take another stab at predicting the future in these unpredictable, turbulent times. Keep an eye out for our next green trends article for 2009 … update, here it is:
Image: Times Square LED Ball.
If you read tech blogs, you may have noticed that Facebook Connect is spreading like crazy. We’re happy to announce that the commenting system that we use, Disqus, is now supporting Facebook Connect. Unfortunately (and as is always the case), this new feature is kind of in beta: there are two glitches. First, if you already have a Disqus profile and you’ve linked up Facebook in your Disqus profile, your Facebook Connect comments will be under a different profile. Second, posting comments on Jetson Green may, in the future, allow you to publish the same in your Facebook profile news feed, but not for the time being. The Disqus team is working on these features. If you want to start commenting with Facebook Connect, here’s how: