Green Link Love – Other Great Green Sites 6

We get a lot of emails each month over at Life Goggles, but I particularly link the ones from individuals (and some PR companies) that recommend certain sites that I can check out when I have time.

Shawn sent email about C02 stats which is a site that can make any website carbon neutral and shows visitors you’re environmentally friendly. You can see it installed at the bottom right of this site.

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Green and Save was founded by a guy who built one of America’s most energy independent homes and in the process created the first Return on Investment calculations for over 50 green home remodeling projects. The site has lots of informative videos that use his home as an example to other homeowners. It also has a free carbon counter so individuals could better understand their impact, and an Eco Family Guide to help families live greener and healthier.

Svenn sent email about his sites Present Room and Gifts In Real Shops, both sites that aim to have a solution to unwanted gifts (=unwanted CO2 emissions).

Angelina sent email about Ecovian who are creating online green communities around major US cities that share info & reviews on local green resources & green businesses. For example, they have info on organic restaurants, eco-friendly & non-toxic baby stores, natural clothing stores, green bed & bath stores in about 8 major US cities so far.

SunRun, the solar power company, brings together their brightest minds for their new blog Sweet Solar Home. The blog is written by employees from SunRun, whose expertise lie in the fields of Solar Economics, Solar Technology, Solar Policy, Solar Industry News and Solar Home ownership.

Julie sent me an email about Green Hearted that is aimed at teachers, giving a primer on transformative education for sustainability – what you’ll need in order to green your classroom, your curriculum, your students’ learning, your school community, and your life’s work as a teacher.

Finally another shout to David over at The Good Human who is doing sterling work as always on his excellent blog.

You can read the previous editions of Green Link Love here: one, two, three, four and five.


Green Link Love – Other Great Green Sites 4

Welcome to another packed edition of the wonderfully named (if I do say so myself) Green Link Love, where we send links out to other green websites and articles. You can read the previous editions here: one, two and three.

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ProTraveller talks about 20 Cities, Islands & Countries Threatened By Global Warming, with pictures and videos.

Mom Goes Green is a new website that is starting to chronicle a mom’s journey to green living. Why not follow it from the start?

Another site with green in the name is Gray Is Green. It’s a site from the National Senior Conversation Corps (with National being USA in this case). They have a fascinating About page about why the “elderly” are commited to improving and conserving the environment.

Greenopolis launched recently, which is a website owned by the USA company Waste Management. It is a green community that awards users with points they will be able to redeem for green gifts. It’s started off nicely though has a lot of features which makes it a little overwhelming at first, with blogs, groups, polls, forums, events, a green job board, games, and a carbon calculator amongst others. The do have a nicely named mascot – Liv Greene.

Fake Plastic Fish is a site I don’t visit often enough. Run by Beth Terry, it’s a site about plastic, and of course reducing our consumption of plastic. She has a great list of changes she’s made to reduce her use of plastic.

The next site is not directly green but reusing is green, so Fix It Club gets my vote. Essentially a guide on how to fix almost anything in your house, it’s proved useful many a time and well worth checking out. If you’re still not sure, check out their top ten reasons.

Positivitee was brought to our attention by a reader (thanks Nina!), they’re a small online t-shirt company that sells shirts that are both stylish and organic. Also, 10% of the price of each shirt is donated to a non-profit organization.

Izzit Green was another site sent to us (thanks Kristen!). It’s a Boston-based site that rates local businesses, stores, services, restaurants, and so on based on how good they are, but also how GREEN they are. You can add your own reviews/ratings yourself, and there are guides for different companies/stores/food places so they can learn about how to increase their own green rating.

If you have an interesting site you would like to be featured here, just let us know.

Green Link Love – Other Great Green Sites 3

Welcome gentle readers to another Green Link Love post, where I look at some other cool green sites out there that I find stumbling around or on other sites. For volumes one and two follow the links.

First up is Inhabitat, a site you might know already. They look at “the future of design, tracking the innovations in technology, practices and materials that are pushing architecture and home design towards a smarter and more sustainable future.” And show some cool stuff.

They were actually mentioned alongside Life Googles as one of 10 eco blogs for Earth Day by the Times Online (UK newspaper). So was our next site, La Marguerite.

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La Marguerite is focused on behavioral solutions to global warming, and as such is more serious than our site. I don’t mean that in a bad way, it is pretty new to me but looks to have some interesting discussion articles, news and opinion pieces.

Green SAHM (found via The Good Human) has a great article about using less energy while cooking.

I don’t usually feature shopping sites, but Georgette do “ecofabulous vegan shoes for women” and we have an interview with Katleen from Georgette here.

Junk Creation wrote about my last link post, so I thought I would write about them. It’s a great site, looking at the important act of reusing, creating something useful or arty from things you may have otherwise thrown away (or that others have). Just a quick look already discovered making a tea tag bookmark or a junk sun plaque.

I also love My Recycled Bags which shows us how to create bags from old plastic bags using plastic yarn (plarn). I hope you’re feeling better Cindy, best wishes!

As they used to say on TV, that’s all we’ve got time for, so I’ll just leave you with how to create a recycling bin out of an old newspaper.