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Nov 18, 2011

Green Blogs: For the Benefit of Mother Earth

Working as the blogger relations manager for PR Newswire, I come across my fair share of great blogs that cover a wide variety of subject matters and interests.  And as you might expect, some blogs are better than others. With that in mind and in an effort to highlight the better ones, I do my best to review one of these blogs every day.

This week my focus is on green blogs.  And what I’ve learned is that green blogs really cover the gamut. I think that’s because nearly every facet of our lives, be it our weddings, our household products, our shoes and our clothes all affect our ecosystem’s bottom line. Every decision can impact our world. Just as every choice can be a green one. So with that in mind, let’s fire up some fair-trade coffee, take our leftover food to the compost, and enjoy this brief roundup of some of the best green blogs I’ve seen lately.

If you want to keep your home and family as environmentally sound as possible, then The Greenists is the blog you have to be reading. They review a lot on this blog, and they present their reviews with how they think you’ll like it, and also how it’ll affect the ecosystem. If I were to pitch this blog, I’d look for stories about products that promote a green angle. I’d check out their review policy first, too. Check out the full review here.

Ecouterre is a green fashion blog. But bear in mind, the site’s not called ‘hippie couture’ for a reason. There are plenty of  things here that I could see myself  wearing. There are some seriously good looking clothes on this site. It just so happens that buying them won’t totally ruin the environment.  If I were to pitch this blog, I’d look for stories that deal with fair trade fashion, or sustainable clothing lines, or anything that has to do with clothing and green issues. Check out the full review here.

To me, Ecopolitan Bride is the ultimate example of ‘put up or shut up’ with regards to being eco-conscious. Everybody says they want to be green. But are they willing to prove it on their wedding day?! This site proves it can be done. And it can be done well. If I were to pitch this blog, I’d look for stories about green weddings, or any other low-impact bridal services.  Check out the full review here.

I guess I should say this up front. There is no nudity on Gardening Nude. Rather you will find countless tips on how to live a simpler, less encumbered life. If I were to pitch this blog, I’d look for stories that promote gardening, maybe, but more importantly anything that promotes a greener lifestyle. And I would keep it safe for work, if you catch my drift. (It’s not that kind of site!) Check out the full review here.

EcoStreet is a blog dedicated to helping their readers live a more green life. But make no mistake, this blog is by no means a preachy one. They’re not going to tell you to live in compounds and bike to work every day. (Though, more people should bike to work.) It’s not about sacrifice. It’s about sustainability. If I were to pitch this blog, I’d look for any stories that could help people live more environmentally friendly lives. Check out the full review here.

That’s all for now. In the meantime, if there’s a blog I should be reviewing, drop me a line or a note in the comments, and I’ll take a look. Until next time… Oh, and please consider the environment before printing out this blog post.

Author Tom Hynes is PR Newswire’s manager of blogger relations. And as you may have guessed, he has a twitter account.

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