May 18th, 2016

11 Green Websites You Should Know About

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11 Green Websites You Should Know About

My work day begins most days with a quick read through my news feed and a giant cup of tea. When it comes to hot off the press green or eco news I have a few go-to websites that I generally turn to for all the important information.  I wanted to be sure that I wasn’t missing anything so I recently reached out to many of my trusted blogger friends in the green blogosphere to see what websites they turn to for everything green. No surprise, they had some fabulous suggestions!

Here are a few suggestions for websites covering everything green 

Food Tank

Food Tank is a website that runs on the premise that our food system is broken. The site focuses on building a global community for safe, healthy, nourished eaters. They spotlight environmentally, socially, and economically sustainable ways of alleviating hunger, obesity, and poverty and create networks of people, organizations, and content to push for food system change.

Robyn O’Brien

Robyn shares a wealth of information concerning our broken food system and the need for GMO labeling. For those of you who aren’t familiar with Robyn’s work she’s a former financial and food industry analyst, who has been called “food’s Erin Brockovich” by the New York Times and Bloomberg. She triggered an allergic reaction in the food industry when she asked: “Are we allergic to food or what’s been done to it?”

Climate Nexus

Climate Nexus is a site dedicated to highlighting the wide-ranging impacts of climate change and clean energy solutions in the United States. They believe that the human cost of climate change is too great to ignore. They work closely with NGOs, institutions, and other key influencers on climate change and energy issues to raise awareness, dispel misinformation, and showcase solutions in the U.S.

Environmental Health News

Environmental Health News is an independent, foundation-funded news organization that reports and publishes news stories on environmental topics. They cover stories about health, water, children, food and more.

TreeHugger 

TreeHugger is a sustainability site which strives to be a one-stop shop for green news, solutions, and product information. Their topics vary from week to week and include stories about cutting-edge green information. I’ve been following them for many years and am impressed by their ability to churn out multiple stories on a daily basis.

Civil Eats

Civil Eats provides daily news and commentary about the American food system. The site brings together over 100 contributors who discuss sustainable agriculture.

Grist

Grist is a site that makes me laugh out loud several times a day. With their catchy (and sometimes shocking) post titles, they end up making me chuckle and want to read more. They’re an online news organization that uses humor to interpret green issues & inspire environmental action. They cover climate, energy, food, cities, politics, business, green living, and the occasional adorable baby animal.

Ecowatch

Ecowatch is relatively new to the green scene and has quickly become a  leading website reporting on environmental news, green living, sustainable business, science and politics. The site works hard to unite all shades of green to ensure the health and longevity of our planet. I’ve been following Ecowatch and often share their information. I admire how they use their platform to share environmental news and encourage individuals to take action.

FairWarning 

FairWarning is a nonprofit investigative news organization that focuses on public health, safety and environmental news, and related topics of government and business accountability.

Greenbiz.com

Since 1991, GreenBiz has chronicled, and been a catalyst for thought leadership in aligning environmental responsibility with profitable business practices. They cover topics such as sustainability, energy, buildings, supply chain, water, transportation, and cities.

The Guardian (UK)

The Guardian (UK) edition is more of a general news source, but many times will focus on green or eco news. I scan through it daily to see if there’s anything relevant. Many times there is something green or eco that’s of interest.

Twitter, Facebook and Other Social Media Sites

Twitter, Facebook  and other social media channels are a great first step when looking for breaking green and eco news. My first stop is my news feed on Twitter and then a quick scroll through my business page feed on Facebook for all that’s happening in the green and eco worlds. It’s a nice way to get a sampling from many different sources.

Thank you to Diane from Big Green Purse, Jen from Jen and Joey Go Green, Ronnie from Econesting, Erin from ElyOrganics, Betsy from Eco Novice , Kristi from Savvy Women’s Alliance, Leigh Ann from Green4U, Anna from Green Talk and Amity from Green Child Magazine for sharing their trusted green and eco resources.

What are some of your top websites for green and eco news?


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4 Responses to “11 Green Websites You Should Know About”

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  2. Thanks for this great list, Lori! I already follow several, but it’s great to find some new ones. (I also love getting updates from 350.org, Sierra Club, WWF, and ThinkProgress.)

  3. Thanks so much for the additions Susannah! I had many of them in my feed, but added Sierra Club and WWF

  4. Hey, good list! We just started a radio show in Australia, that’s based all around sustainable living, and green living. The website is pledgeasap.com – please check us out, and please consider our website as maybe an inclusion on your next list?

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