Green Twitter – Environmental Resources


On May 21, 2008 many Twitter users participated in a Twit-Out in protest to the many problems the service has been having recently. In response Sarah Perez, of ReadWriteWeb, wrote How to Use Social Media for Social Change. Sarah thought that the anger users were displaying toward the Twitter outages and instability could have been directed in a more positive manner toward social causes.

I was pleased to see this article because I was feeling the same sentiment. I am addicted to and dependent on Twitter but it is a free service. And then I think about everything going on in the world and realize that Twitter hiccups are trivial in light of war, famine, food and gas prices, and the degradation of the environment. Personally, I’m trying to stay focused on the big picture

Postings on Twitter, however, are just a, hopefully, small part of an individual’s life and just because someone is complaining about outages doesn’t mean she isn’t involved in social causes. It just starts to seem that way when all the tweets are twitter complaints and not complaints about the environment and social injustice.

I started to wonder how many individuals and organizations are using Twitter to improve the world and bring awareness to environmental issues. I knew they were out there because I post as eleblog for my elephant news site in addition to kwbridge for this site and for personal use. I came up with the following list of Green and Environmental resources using twitter. There were some that I purposefully left off the list because they have not used Twitter in months. I am sure that there a lot of others that I missed, so please let me know about them in the comments and I will add them.

So, maybe start following some of these resources and getting involved with them in order to help make the world a little bit better. It will give you something to do when Twitter is down ;-) I have listed the Twitter user name and the website of the individual or group. In addition, I have created an opml file for these sites, if you would like to add them to your RSS reader.

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  1. says

    What about Twitter are you so addicted and dependent on?

    Good list of environmental blogs; I have some more you may wish to list on my own blog.


  2. Kim Woodbridge says


    Thanks for the list of other environmental blogs.

    I suppose addicted is a strong word to use – I enjoy the stream of conversation from people that I probably wouldn’t have met in real life. I also find that I can obtain really useful information by following people with similar interests. For example, I primarily follow politics, news, environmental resources, and blogging / social media information.

  3. says

    I’m a rather obsessive Twitter follower and it can be a good way to keep up with environmental news and tidbits that you miss through your RSS reader. Best Green Blogs has a growing list of green and sustainable themed blogs out there as well.. My green Twitter list is up to 300 people..

    Timothy Latzs last blog post – Style Saves The World

  4. Kim Woodbridge says


    Thank you for letting me know about Best Green Blogs – I will definitely be visiting the site.

  5. Kim Woodbridge says


    Thanks for the information. I am familiar with twitter packs, although I’m not sure if I was when I wrote this article, but prefer to still examine each user individually rather than adding them all at once.

    And thank you for adding your information. I really do need to update the list. I have added and encountered a number of green twitter users that have not been added to the list. Hopefully I will find the time this week.

  6. Kim Woodbridge says

    Hi Jim,

    Thank you for letting me know about your wife’s site. I have added her to the list and to the opml file.

  7. Kim Woodbridge says

    @Chris – Thanks for visiting. I had not even thought about the legal aspects of green building standards. I will add you to the list with my next update.

    @Jenn Hi! Thanks for letting me know about your site. Finding people via Twitter can be a challenge. I will add you as well to the next update.

  8. Kim Woodbridge says

    Hi Jennae – Thanks for stopping by and commenting. Whenever I get a new comment on this post it reminds me that it’s about time to update the list. :-)

  9. Meghan says

    Found this blog and thought it would be a good resource in addtition to all the fantastic posts you have.

    “10 Environmentalists on Twitter (You Need to Follow)” (@2morrowknight’s new post)

  10. Art Huston says

    Nice post, and very glad to get the list of green tweeters. I’m excited that this is finally in the public consciousness, and interested in getting into the green community in Boston as a way to use my software engineering skills to help a green cause or product. Anybody have good contacts or groups they know if in the Boston area?

    • says

      Hi Art,

      Keep in mind that this list hasn’t been updated in quite some time.
      It is, however, a great starting point. For many of these people on this lists I would also look at who they are following to find even more environmentalists on twitter.

      An advanced twitter search on the right keywords limited to the Boston area might help you find some local people with similar interests.


  1. […] Green Twitter: Environmental Resources – Last May, Twitter was going through a lot of growing pains, service was unstable and the users were constantly complaining about it. In response, I wrote my first article about Twitter and created my Green Twitter list, which is a list of users working on environmental and green issues. I also created an opml file of the users web sites to import into feed readers. The list, however, has not been updated in quite some time and is on my to-do list – it just keeps getting pushed to the bottom. […]

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