Bloggers for positive global change

bloggersforpositivechange.pngI’m proud to say that I’ve been tagged as a “blogger for positive global change” by the venerable blogfish.  This has a slight whiff of a chain-letter phenomenon to it, but hey, I’m game. It’s all part of Web 2.0 and the new flat-earth era and all that.

At any rate, the deal is that I am now encouraged to identify five other bloggers of similar righteousness.  I don’t have a list of who has already been marked (apart from the others fingered by blogfish) so I will just list, in no particular order, some environmentally constructive bloggers that I like to follow:

1. The Gristmill.  Yeah, I know this is probably too obvious and someone has undoubtedly already tagged them.  But the gristmill is definitely near the top. For those benighted souls who haven’t yet discovered it, now is your chance.

2. The Green Sportsman.  I dig this guy because he is fighting the good fight with an audience (readers of the online version of Field and Stream magazine) that, to judge by the comments on some of his posts, includes a large number of individuals violently hostile to environmental concerns specifically and any hint of liberal values generally.  It’s easy to preach to the converted, but trying to sway the other end of the spectrum is a more rigorous challenge.  We need more like Bob Marshall.

3. The Green Patriot.  Lots of cool stuff here, including David Steinman’s blog. Like the Green Sportsman (and, I would humbly submit, the Natural Patriot), Steinman is targeting a broad-based audience with the message that environmentally sound living is not a fringe leftist issue but should be a centerpiece of responsible Americans generally. 

4. The Earth Forum.  OK, this is not so much a typical blog as a multi-authored forum, but it is part of an important larger effort to create a new comprehensive, dynamic, and  — oh yes — reliable medium for environmental education and information.  (Disclaimer: I am on the Stewardship Committee).

5. Two steps forward (Joel Makower).  Very thoughtful and innovative discussions of the business context of moving forward greenly.  There is more to saving the world than legislating protected areas, and the private sector will undoubtedly be a major part of the solution — probably, in fact, the major engine of solution, at least until we can sweep out the pathetic administration currently on the throne of the United States.   

Hats off again to Mark Powell at blogfish for the listing. 


About Emmett Duffy

I am a Natural Patriot and an ecologist with expertise in biodiversity and its importance to human society. My day job is Professor of Marine Science at the College of William and Mary in Virginia.
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