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Top 100 Green Blogs

Posted Aug 24 2010 3:44pm

My friend Alexis, from OnlineDegrees.org , recently posted a massive list of the Top 100 Green Blogs for Students . All the blogs are fantastic and a great environmental resource, especially for those working or pursuing “green-collar” careers.

Here are some of my favorite blogs from the list:

1. Tree Hugger – This interactive environmental site has proven to be one of the top green blogs on the web, and has even been called “the green CNN.” The site posts up to 30 articles a day, and readers can use the site’s “Climate Culture Calculator” to see how much carbon they can save daily. Recommended posts: “ 10 of the Best College Environmental Programs in the U.S. ,” “ Great, Green Back-to-School Gear for College Students (Slideshow) ,” and “ U.S. Colleges Strive for Green Credentials .”

3. Mother Nature Network – “I hope that my readers learn, contrary to what Kermit the Frog would like us to think, that it is easy being green, especially at home (or in the dorms),” explains Matt Hickman, writer for the site’s Home channel section. “While many environmentally progressive actions do require some kind of financial adjustment, there are tons of things one can do that are inexpensive and just require simple habit adjustments whether it’s using a reusable shopping bag or being more mindful of electricity consumption. And, of course, it’s not just about buying certain products or installing/using certain gadgets and gizmos – it’s about educating yourself and becoming active within your community.” Recommended posts: “ 10 eco-tips for college students ” and “ Smarter back-to-school shopping .”

5. Ecorazzi – Want to save the planet and read up on celebrity gossip at the same time? The articles on this blog cover  a number of different celebrities who are using their star status to make a positive changes to the environment, such as Stella McCartney, Calvin Klein, Halle Berry, and Alicia Silverstone. Recommended posts: “ Daughter Of ‘Real Housewives Of New York City’ Star Offers Green College Advice ” and “ Dr. Oz’s Daughter Pens Bestselling Book Promoting Planet-Friendly Diet .”

21. The Eco Diva – Because every diva needs fashionable clothes and beauty products, this site updates readers on eco-friendly cosmetics, fashion and accessories. The site’s author also writes reviews for the products on her site, and readers can submit questions for the weekly “Ask The EcoDiva!” series. Recommended posts: “ Fast, Easy and Cheap DIY Recipes For Face, Body And Hair ” and “ Top 5 Benefits to Using Eco Friendly Beauty Products .”

23. Toxic Beauty – “I started Toxic Beauty Blog to let more people know about this issue so they can make safer cosmetic choices for themselves and their family,” explains blogger Robin Adler. “I hope readers of my blog will learn about which toxic ingredients to avoid and the ill effects they can produce as well as safer, organic alternatives they can happily use. Hopefully, younger readers, such as high school or college students can learn how to go green at an earlier age so they can reduce or even avoid health problems from using toxic products in the future.” Recommended posts: “ The Story of Cosmetics ” and “ A Gift From the Bees .”

29. Eco-Chick –  Winner of the 2010 “Best of Green” award by Treehugger.com, the articles cover everything related to women’s environmental issues such as the latest in eco fashion and natural beauty products. The posts also touch on numerous fashion designers as well as locally produced organic cosmetics, creams, and lotions. Recommended posts: “ Profits Before People: 7 of the World’s Most Irresponsible Companies ” and “ Got Environmental Issues? The Next Generation’s On It with Solutions-Oriented Projects Galore .”

38. Vegan Beauty Review – “I really wanted to show the world that not all vegans are crunchy granola hippies, and that we can be girlie and glam while following a compassionate lifestyle,” explains author Sunny Subramanian. “I want my readers to learn how important it is to buy cruelty-free, natural and environmentally-friendly beauty products. Animal testing is useless and cruel (and NOT required by law), and most conventional beauty products contain so much toxic crap anyway, that the only logical and ethical choice is to buy clean cosmetics.” Recommended posts: “ There’s no shortage of vegan Halloween candy! ” and “ Make Your Own Body Scrub at Home .”

63. Glamology –  ”Out of my own search for natural products and education about the beauty industry, I created Glamology to help educate others on the dangers of conventional skin care products and to help people make healthy and responsible lifestyle choices,” explains Charmaine Leah Cianciullo, who works as a professional esthetician and skin therapist. “The average adult uses 9 personal care/cosmetic products daily and is exposed to over 168 chemicals each day. What I really hope readers learn is that we all need to be more aware about what we buy and what products we use.” Recommended posts: “ Top 10 Safest Sunscreens – 2010 EWG Sunscreen Guide ” and “ Tips to Green Your Beauty Routine .”

77. Recycled Fashion –  “I have been fortunate enough to travel to many developing countries and experienced first-hand how developing countries, and their environment are affected by our consumer driven society,” writes author Erica Louise. “Fashion is not limited to the high street, and fashion does not have to be unaffordable. Style can be created from the abundance of threads available in circulation. Shop second hand and refashion your existing garments to create those special recycled fashion wardrobe piece, not only will you be unique, but you will be saving a heap of money, which is particularly important for a student!” Recommended posts: “ Make your own undies! ” and “ From jeans to bag .”

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