Blog Digest

1 Oct 2009

The race towards achieving a more sustainable way of living is on. From greener architecture, sustainable agriculture, emerging green technologies such as electric vehicles and new forms of renewable energy, there are plenty of blogs out there to whet your appetite towards greening your life. So, as both businesses and individuals strive to become more green-aware, here’s a pick of some blogs covering the far-reaching topic of sustainability.


Worldchanging is a non-profit media organisation that brings together a global network of people in its sustainability blog.

The post ‘Planetary Boundaries and The Failure of Environmentalism’ provides insight on the nine planetary boundaries in our way when dealing with climate change.

As blogger Alex Steffen writes: “It’s been the failure of environmentalism that we haven’t really engaged what a bright green, sustainably prosperous life might be like.”

For those of us who aspire to achieve a greener way of living, is a treasure trove of topical eco advice, providing news and green tips and a useful directory of services. Its blog section has some thought-provoking posts such as ‘Energy is raining down’, which refers to an R&D institute in France that has devised a system with the potential to “harvest energy from falling raindrops”.

Yale Environment 360

Run by the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies and Yale University, Yale Environment 360 offers a daily digest of global environmental news, as well as debates and analysis.In the post ‘What Makes Europe Greener than the US?’ Elisabeth Rosenthal reports on the differences between the US and the EU in terms of their CO2 efficiencies.

The site also features interviews from experts such as the social ecologist Stephen Kellert, who talks about how we can reconnect with nature via green architecture.

Triple Pundit

Focusing on the triple bottom line – people, planet and profit – Triple Pundit features analysis of new business ventures and sustainable business issues. The post ‘Carbon Footprint Verification for TV Set a First’ details how a Taiwanese flat panel display maker AU Optronics Corporation has claimed that it has come up with the world’s first television set with carbon footprint verification.

Triple Pundit aims to engage its audience in an open conversation concerning sustainable business.

By Carmel Doyle

Photo: The Worldchanging blog.

Carmel Doyle was a long-time reporter with Silicon Republic