If you are following the green scene, there are some names that you probably already know in the green twittersphere, like @algore, @treehugger, @grist, and @inhabitat (of course !) -- established twitter feeds with relentless streams of good, green content and incredible followings. But what we love about Twitter is the access it gives you into the everyday lives of individuals doing, reading, or propagating good, green things on a daily basis. Here’s a quick list of our favorite green twitterers from across the globe and the spectrum of environmental issues:
No list of top green twitterers would be complete without Shea. He’s the founder of the #EcoMonday hash tag and a prolific blogger from Maine who writes about politics, energy, and the earth’s resources. He’s pulled together his own great list of green twitters for his blog on the Mother Nature Network.
Do the Green Thing is a London-based not-for-profit public service that inspires people from around the world to lead a greener life by doing seven simple things. Members can join via Facebook and share videos about their journey, kind of like a super green YouTube. The Green Thing’s twitter feed offers a wealth of interesting editorial links, like this story about a chocolate-powered racecar.
Derek appears on a lot of different round-ups as a top green twitterer. This dirt-lovin’ all natural papa tweets about a wide variety of issues, from social media to biking. In a blogosphere rife with mama bloggers, it’s nice to see a such a prolific papa!
Texas-based Sebrina Smith writes for Greenopolis where she posts about a wide variety of topics covering the green lifestyle. She tweets about everything from recycling to reindeer poop jewelry. She’s also written her own great list oftop 50 green twitterers.
Bonnie Azab Powell blogs about the fascinating world of food politics. For anyone who wants to know more about the food industry and how to chew the right thing in a complex food world, the ethicurean blog and twitterfeed are a must-read.
As a Washington D.C.-based environmental reporter for Mother Jones, Kate is at the epicenter of the politics of green. She tweets about all thing environmental from EPA regulations to climate change green-washing.
This personal twitter feed is essentially the day by day accounts of Christopher Swain, an educator swimming 1500+ miles in the Atlantic Ocean in order to help his students start projects related to improving the condition of the world’s oceans. It’s pretty epic.
Olivia is one of the most recognizable green journalists of the time as host of CNN, Fortune Mag’s Business of Green series, regular guest on ABC’s “Good Morning America Now” show, and CNNmoney.com’s environmental correspondent. The fact that she replies to commenters via Twitter makes her all that much cooler.
LA-based Karl Burkhardt Green Dig blog covers the intersection between environmental news and tech. His twitter feed is a veritable treasure trove of thought-provoking linkage.
And from the annals of Grist staff faves, an anonymous twitterer posts regular haikus about climate change. Matsuo Basho, this is not. But you have to hand it to the author for keeping it up this long!