Green Link Love – Other Great Green Sites
Written by Joel
It’s been a while since I last did a list of some interesting green sites, Adam’s fun green roundups take care of that mostly, however there are some more that I wanted to mention. Some of these have come from reader suggestions, so if you have any please let me know, others I found via the excellent StumbleUpon.
If video is your thing, The Manpollo Project is a series of videos (45 and counting) discussing climate change. I recommend watching at least the first one to see if it’s for you, it’s actually very well done (argument wise!).
The Big Green Idea has been set up to provide investment in community-based environmental projects in the UK. They have a lot of downloadable factsheets on everything from baking your own bread to building a solar dryer.
Do The Green Thing is a community that tries to make it easy and enjoyable to be a bit greener. Every month they give you a a different Green Thing to do, for example January’s is “Take the stairs”. It seems pretty interesting in spirit but is a little confusing in execution (though that could just be me…).
A sort of green X-Prize, The Big Green Challenge is a competition with a £1 million prize fund to come up with new approaches that will lead to a 60% reduction of CO2 emissions in your local community.
Another site beginning with “eco”… (I’d be surprised if there are any domain names left with eco at the start), if you’ve already calculated your carbon footprint, you can also work out your ecological footprint at Ecofoot. It’s US-biased, and some questions are tricky (“How much of the food that you eat is processed, packaged and not locally grown (from more than 200 miles away)?”) but it’s worth taking a look.
If you’re in New Zealand, then EcoPeople is a social enterprise business that sells natural products. It operates as a charitable trust that tries to increase employment opportunities for people with experience of mental illness.
If organic gardens are your thing, then an instant organic garden from Rocket Gardens in the UK might be your thing. It’s a box full of baby organic vegetable and herb plants packed in straw. All you have to do is plant them.
How can I recycle this? is a cool English blog that answers your questions on how to recycle certain products. e.g. How do I recycle an old snowboard? Suggestion: use it as a funky shelf?
Previously we’ve talked about search engines that donate to charity and carbon neutral search, well FriendsGreen is a search engine that “fights global warming”. The money they make from you using their custom Google search engine goes to a variety of projects such as the Adopt An Acre Program of the Nature Conservancy.
Let us know if you find any great links