Green is one of today's hot, trendy topics that everyone is talking about. You might wonder which comes first, people talking about green or businesses promoting green topics through traditional media channels. A potential problem exists because everyone is using green terminology but there are very few standards to insure there's real value behind this green terminology.
Some industry associations are beginning to create certification programs like the National Association of Home Builder's Green Programs. There are also lots of non-profit websites related to going green.
Green Websites Worth Checking Out
When researching green information, it's best to check several websites to learn and get comfortable that you have the full story, the big picture and not just a few pieces of random information. Learning what others are writing about going green, has shown me so many different ways to view the topic … it's mind boggling. What it's shown me is that each of us responds to different hot buttons, so be prepared to find some sites that are boring and others where you won't be able to let go of a story or action suggested. The world truly is starting to focus on green at home, in the community and around the world.
Planet Green, PlanetGreen.Discovery.com
This is a comprehensive website with a wide range of green information, part of the Discovery Channel media group. To give you an idea of the variety of green topics, I've listed them here:
- Newest Guides to Go Green, from spring cleaning to alternative energy & more
- How to Go Green: Fashion & Beauty
- How to Go Green: Food & Health
- How to Go Green: Home & Garden
- How to Go Green: Tech & Transport
- How to Go Green: Travel & Outdoors
- How to Go Green: Work & Connect
- How to Go Green: The Basics, including holidays, weddings and why