Our Favorite Green Tweeps


In celebration of Earth Day on April 22, we’re honoring our favorite green organizations! These folks are superstars at educating the public about environmental issues, providing tips for everyday green living and working to heal the earth. Which green organizations do you follow?

SmartPlanet offers environmental news and information across a wide spectrum of intersecting topics, including: technology, business, and life. They have an impressive editorial staff of seasoned writers from well-known publications such as ZDNet, Popular Mechanics, Entrepreneur, Discover Magazine, Nature and the Washington Post. Recently published articles that we enjoyed include “In growing cities, electric motorcycles, scooters to bridge gap” and “Los Angeles could use apartment rooftops for big solar gains.”

TreeHugger‘s stated aim is to drive “sustainability mainstream.”¬† The organization has more than delivered on this promise to become one of today’s top-ranked media outlets covering green issues. Their sustainable living philosophy encompasses topics from transportation, science + technology, design + architecture, travel + nature, culture + celebrity, food + health, to business + politics. We particularly enjoy TreeHugger’s vast library of videos (in association with PlanetGreen) that features powerful messages about the negative consequences of global warming and green adventures of community members. Check out this stunning video that takes a sci-fi look into the future of Earth Day ten years from now.

Greentech Media, as evidenced by its name, focuses on environmental technology. The organization provides daily news and market analysis about the end-to-end greentech market and long-form market research reports. They also host several conferences, summits and webinars throughout the year. Check out their upcoming event about next-generation smart grid infrastructure and applications in San Francisco, May 3-4.

Traveling Greener is a great travel resource for those dedicated to greener living even while on the road. We love how they debunk the myth that a green lifestyle is difficult to practice outside the home. Their articles highlight lovely travel destinations that promote sustainable and healthy living, as well as unique green products from around the world. We’re inspired by their Global Cool section, which features stories about travelers making a difference at home or abroad.

Ecorazzi is a green-themed celebrity and entertainment site — but without¬† the snarky, paparazzi approach of certain gossip sites. The organization says that the environment, animal rights and humanitarian issues are “serious stuff,” but contends that these issues don’t have to be “complex and boring!” Ecorazzi’s fun approach means their content and cause reaches a wider audience of people who may not otherwise learn about green ideas and news. Read their recent article on director James Cameron’s view on climate change and get the dish on another director who apologized for joking about monkey cigarettes.

About Melody Demel

Melody is Senior Manager, PR for Boingo Wireless, where she is responsible for media relations, brand building and thought leadership initiatives. Melody is a die-hard Nebraska Cornhuskers fan and retired NCAA DI college field hockey player.
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