As you may know, this site’s been nominated for a 2011 JDR Industry Blogger Award in the “green” category. This is the last week of voting — it’s been a tight race so far — and I’d like to invite you to vote for Jetson Green. If we win, the funds will go towards providing better content through things like contributor pay, equipment, web resource development, and event travel. The competition closes April 15, 2011, so vote for Jetson Green in the Best Blogger: Green category today.
I find myself more introspective every day as events unfold in Japan. I lived there for an extended period of time and tried to master the language. I see the faces of thousands of people that I met in my mind. I’m on this planet to make a difference, to help people, and it hurts to see neighborhoods gone and air polluted. What can be done? Here are a few efforts that I’m seeing:
I’m happy to say we’ve been nominated as Best Green Blogger in the 2011 JDR Industry Blogger Awards. It’s nice to be in the same company with some stiff competition such as the Seattle Daily Journal of Commerce. I notice there’s a cash prize for the winner, and if we get that far, the funds will probably go straight to computers, cameras, or event travel. Voting will remain open through April 15, 2011. If you like what we do, feel free to vote for Jetson Green in the “green” category today.
In conjunction with the launch of this site’s new design (which has been an unbelievable success to date), I thought long and hard about the direction of Jetson Green. I can’t say where this site will be in five years, but it occurred to me that the best focus was the residential context. Thus, Jetson Green is not just a green building site any more, it’s a “design-oriented site for sustainable homes, natural materials, and green technology.”
Glad to be here opening up the new year with you. Last year was exciting, but next year is going to be incredible. We’re starting 2011 with a newly revamped website, a new focus, and all sorts of ambitions. Stay tuned … in the mean time, read through our shout out to 2010 with these compilations:
Happy holidays and all the best from Jetson Green! Stay healthy, keep warm, and enjoy friends and family. We’re going to publish some year-end coverage over the next week that will be great. And we’ll take a look forward. It’s been a fun year and the next will be excellent. In the mean time, if you have a green home or bathroom/kitchen project, submit it for possible publication.