Last Thursday, I had the opportunity to sit on a Greenbuild panel with four other respected and popular bloggers: Lloyd Alter of Treehugger, Willem Mass of Green Home Guide, Stephen Del Percio of Green Buildings NYC, and Leigh Stringer of The Green Workplace (moderator). In preparation for the panel, we sent out a survey and the basic results of that survey are embedded above. Click through it, you may see some interesting information. The panel raised several interesting issues, and some of those have been discussed below. I also wanted to clarify my thoughts on things like Twitter and PR because I think my perspective may not have come through adequately. First, let’s check out the interesting survery stats:
Pardon the interruption, but this is for a good cause. In mid-November, I’ll be on a panel at Greenbuild called "Green Blogs and the Built Environment" with industry leading bloggers from The Green Workplace, Treehugger, Green Buildings NYC, and Building Green TV. The general idea of the panel is to discuss how the environmental movement is using blogs to collect information, share ideas, and collaborate in new ways. In preparation for the panel, we’ve developed a very short survey to ask you how blogging impacts the built environment. It’ll take no time really, but the information is seriously helpful and we’ll discuss the results during the panel. Thanks in advance for you time and we’ll see you in Boston!!
Google has just announced a new project: Project 10^100 (pronounced "Project 10 to the 100th"), which is a global call for ideas to change the world by helping as many people as possible. Here’s how it works. You submit your idea by October 20th. Google will cull through everything and post 100 ideas. Starting on January 27, 2009, the world starts voting on those to choose 20 semi-finalists. From there, an advisory board will choose 5 finalists. Then, Google will spend at least $10 M implementing those final 5 ideas.
How about kicking out a shout to the newly established blog by EcoSteel? I was emailing with EcoSteel’s Kelvin Findlay about their new projects and the blog came up. So I start looking through the first few posts and, of course, this Venice Live/Work home caught my eye. I mean, how can it not? Apparently the home is ready to go in California and EcoSteel is bidding out the contractor work at the moment.
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.