William McDonough and Michael Braumgart, founders of MBDC and authors of the popular Cradle to Cradle book, just announced the launch of their new blog, the Cradle to Cradle Community Blog. The blog looks to be authored authentically by the experts themselves, so we won’t have to chase after old Bioneers videos on Youtube just to get some wit and wisdom from McDonough himself. I can’t wait to read this, although it would be nice to have an RSS reminder every now and then. Simultaneously, they’ve announced the creation of the Cradle to Cradle Community Forum. The forum has subcategories for discussions on Cradle to Cradle Design, Innovative Materials, Closing Loops, and Cradle to Cradle Certification. There’s free and subscription levels within the forum and it looks like premium members get to participate in live chats. Fair enough.
Just a quick update on the happenings at Jetson Green. First, you may have noticed that the URL is shorter and easier. I’m using www.jetsongreen.com now, so feel free to update your links (although the old ones will still work). Second, this website is growing like crazy. I love hearing about new projects from architects and developers. I appreciate all the tips!! With over 1,100 feedreaders and roughly 30,000 unique visitors per month, I’m constantly trying to think of ways to offer more and better content. To that end, I’m looking for the perspective of additional writers:
Paid Green Business/Real Estate Writer – I’m looking for someone that can write about 1x per week about how businesses are greening their real estate. This writer would be capable of writing about companies like we’ve done in the past with Coca Cola, Office Depot, Best Buy, etc. Maybe you’re a green commercial developer or a LEED AP business consultant. I want you to write with us. Paid Green Interior Design Writer – I’m looking for someone that can write about 1x per week on the subtle details inside home and work spaces. The perfect writer has an eye for modern, contemporary, cutting edge style and can write about paints, flooring options, countertops, tiles, etc. This writer would be capable of writing about materials like VitraStone or Trend Q. Maybe you’re a contractor, remodeler, or interior designer. I want you to write with us.
- Guest Writers – I’m also looking for some unpaid guest writers that like the material on Jetson Green and want to contribute their own similar ideas. Maybe you only want to write one or two articles, or maybe you want to write more. We can talk about it.
I look forward to hearing from anyone that may be interested. Email me at jetsongreen at yahoo.com. Just for disclosure, paid writers are independent contractors, paid monthly, on a per post basis.
This is just a quick administrative post on the status of Jetson Green. I’m pleased to announce that Jetson Green has come upon two major milestones: (1) passing the 100,000 unique visitors threshold + (2) passing the one year mark in existence. As another interesting note, this post is number 400 for Jetson Green. I’m proud of these achievements, but I want to thank the readers of Jetson Green. We’re currently hovering around 900 readers in the feed, so this website is becoming considerable in reach. As you can see from the graph below, it just keeps growing and improving. I think these numbers are incredible, especially because this is a one-person endeavor and we haven’t hit the front page of digg (or similar).
I just want to kick out a shout to the group over at Lighter Footstep that took time to look at the state of the green blogosphere and come up with a list of good green blogs to read. With the blogosphere as large as it is, there’s always room for error in generating a list, but I think LF did a nice job. Feel free to pop over and read about each one. Importantly, the list goes beyond the big-time green blogs such as Treehugger, EcoGeek, AutoBlogGreen, and Inhabitat. These are the leaders of green blogging. Other than JG, I’ve included links to the other nine:
- Daily Fuel Economy Tip
- Frugal for Life
- Green Options
- Maria Energia
- No Impact Man
- The Sietch Blog
- Vegetarian Meal Plans
Click below the fold to hear what Lighter Footstep had to say about Jetson Green:
I started Jetson Green using the Blogger platform, but quickly came to realize that I wouldn’t be able to manipulate the design as needed. So I took all the articles and switched them to Typepad, the service I’m using now. I call that stage of the blog "Jetson Green v1.0." After about 10 months with this service, I’ve tried to tweak things here and there. Today, however, you’ll notice that I’ve given the old blog a new face. We’ll try it out and see how it goes. I’ve been wanting to throw both sidebars to the right side, and today I figured out how to do that. I have more changes in store, but today’s changes are likely the most visual of what you will see in the future. I hope you like the design, but as always, the #1 goal is to have good content…have a good weekend.