Any lifestyle change is easier when there are others around for support. My teen son may say, “I’m not into this green crap,” but I can dismiss the teen attitude and keep communicating with my greener friends. As I stick the homegrown tomatoes and spinach into everything my teenager eats (ha!), I’ll read my favorite green blogs and web sites and get more and more reassurance and support for my eco-friendly ways.
Ecowomen, Protectors of the Planet! This blog is written by four women who share my outlook on life. The fact that one lives only a few miles away is a bonus. I would read this site if they lived in another country!
Mother Nature Network. They rate highly enough in my bloggy life that I put their button in my right sidebar. Readers can find it there as well as in this paragraph. I like their news roundups, their op-ed pieces, and their blogs. The videos I skip because I prefer text. Take note, MNN; a transcript of your videos might attract a few more hits.
Susan at Farmgirl doesn’t just talk the talk: she lives it. From her adorable sheep to the recipes she posts (using organic ingredients as much as possible), I can live the country life vicariously through her. Don’t forget to read the copyright paragraph! It’s different every post.
Earth Muffin lives south of the border (she’s in Illinois). Her blog resembles mine: a little family, a little life in general, but always with an eco-friendly outlook. Her family is wearing Green Bay Packer attire in the profile, too: we’re kindred green (and gold) spirits.
BlogHer has a green section, too. It’s growing little by little. As we serious green bloggers contribute, this section will get stronger and stronger.
I hope the expansion of eco-sites on the web indicates not a trend, but true curiosity and interest. This can only improve environmental awareness. And as awareness grows, action will follow.