I hope you attend the Task Force on the Environment meeting Friday night June 22, at 7:30pm at Hilton Anaheim Oceanside. (you can vote here on Linkedin to let people know if you are attending … and join the Sustainability Librarians Linkedin group!)
Also if you go to ALA please tweet #SustLib from any ALA2012 session having to do with green topics (thanks Mara Egherman for creating this!)
Twitter can be considered a more sustainable, green tool. Why? well, it’s FREE. You can get your message out quickly to lots of people w/o sending out something in print format. You can easily and quickly receive info and tips on green topics (which you can then quickly & easily re-tweet) w/o printing, mailing or driving anywhere. You can do it mobilely, wherever you are, w/ less energy cost than a computer. There are lots of bloggers (green blogs, library bloggers) who post their messages via twitter – a one stop shop. You can market what green things the library is doing or invite people to a green event through twitter. Try participating in a conference w/o attending in person – or at least – read tweets from people at the conference. Search twitter for references to green & sustainable libraries to find out whats happening around the world. Use twitter to motitor your energy usage.
For more ways to use Twitter in your library read this article or offer some comments to this blog post!
Going Green @ your library is on Twitter @greenyourlib
Every June 5 since 1972 is the UN’s World Environmental Day. The goal of this day is to stimulate worldwide awareness of the environment and enhances political attention and action. Their web site offer many ideas, tips, information,videos, groups, campaigns and more. Follow them on twitter and they will plant one tree for every follower! They also have a nice 12 steps program – to help unite and combat climate change.
10 Green Twitterers (from Shea Gunther of the Mother Nature Network who you can follow at — @sheagunther and @mothernaturenet):
- @twilightearth – TwilightEarth is a great new green blog with a killer Twitter account. Blogger Adam Shake manages the tweets and shares tons of interesting eco links and RTs (retweets for you non-tweople).
- @elephantjournal– Elephant Journal is a Boulder, Colorado based publication that focuses on living the “mindful life”. Run by my pal Waylon Lewis, their Twitter account is rich with green news and information.
- @ecorazzi – If you dig gossip and the environment, you’ll love Ecorazzi, the premiere online destination for all things celebrity eco. They use their Twitter account to highlight great content found on their site and on the web in general.
- @greensmith – Paul Smith is the brains behind @greensmith. He’s a West Coast green business consultant and prolific green blogger who can always be found at Ecopreneurist and Triple Pundit.
- @greengirls – Eco hottie Apple Levy both runs @greengirls and founded The Green Girls, a great blog for covering green issues from a woman’s point of view. She tweets great green stuff.
- @derekmarkham – Derek Markham is the other half of TwilightEarth’s founding duo (with Adam Shake, see above) and is a verifiable Twitter badass — his group of nearly 4,000 followers is chock full of powerful green influencers and trendsetters. He’s mastered the art of the tweet and and has a keen eye for green news.
- @thegoodhuman – David runs The Good Human, a green blog that’s been around the blogosphere for nearly three years (a lifetime in this game). His site is a great resource for how to live a greener life and his Twitter account is an extension of his site’s mission.
- @greenbiztweets – Hugh Byrne drives @greenbiztweets and works full time at GreenBiz.com. His Twitter account hoovers up all the green content on the web and spits out the best stuff for our enjoyment.
- @treehugger – Treehugger is the granddaddy of the green blogosphere. They were one of the first green blogs on the web and is certainly the highest profile site, having been bought for a whole lotta dollars by the Discovery Channel last year. Their Twitter account blasts out great info from their site and from around the web.
- @maxgladwell – Max Gladwell is a website that covers the world of green social media. They’re all over the web and have a great grasp on all the technology we use to get the good green word out. They want us to live green, but connected lives. Their Twitter account is awesome.
And I personally follow:
Also check out this past post I did on green twitterers!
Here are some green feeds you can keep up with on Twitter, listed in this CNET news article. Some offer short links to news items and others offer more commentary type tweets.