A few weeks ago a few people from around the places started a project. Sara Allen facilitates and moderates a Sustainability roundtable on “The Green.” It’s a great idea and I’m glad she thought of it. The concept is simple: you get a bunch of aspiring Sustainability bloggers together and structure a sequence of topics to get them to cross promote. In the age of social media, this is ingenious.
All bad jokes aside, I have been frustrated at times and reading everyone’s blogs gave me the kind of jolt I needed. Sponsoring a multi-disciplinary research and development project about Technology and Sustainability with IU is hard and my soul takes a beating at times because of it. It was good to know there are people out there doing what needs to be done, “achiev[ing] more than we could separately, lone ranger style.” (Jeffrey Davis - Eco Snobbery Sucks)
“That's why I've moved on from working on research at Columbia University in sustainable behavior to trying to implement that research entirely in online communities.” Edward Hall - LghtSrc
This is also one of the cores of Confucius philosophy that is often missed today: building a meaningful social structure and mutual respect (human rights) through a keen focus on education and experiential learning. Confucius’ social building process tragically involved his exile and difficult travels for most of his life. Technology has made that unnecessary today, but we are still struggling with being outcasts. Living in Indiana, one of the leading coal producer states, I face an uphill battle. I knew what I can gain from this community are valuable lessons to help me stay focused now.
Shane Shirley-Smith - Environmental Booty
Be the change you want to see.
Here are the other bloggers featured on The Green not listed above, enjoy:
Meris Michaels - Towards Better Health
Jessica Reeder - Love and Trash
Brendan Seale - The Interconnectedness of Things
Follow the Experts on Twitter
Jeffrey Davis - @EcoSnobberySux @JSDavis82
Edward Hall - @TedwardHall
Jessica Reeder - @JessicaReeder
Shane Shirley-Smith - @EnviroBooty
Brendan Seale - @BSeale
Sara Allan - @TheGreen_Blog