Best of 2008: Top 40 Green Blogs Dispersing Greener Vibes

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Mirror Mirror on the Wall, Who is the greenest one of all? That’s a difficult question to answer as the competitive structure of blogging doesn’t allow an easy life to its active members and therefore we get to see matchless deliverables, convincing me to feature Top 40 Green Blogs and not Top 10.
Then again, it was a difficult choice to handpick Best 40 Environmental Blogs as each one scored well in terms of readership and producing exclusive articles. The list below is formulated considering their Alexa, Technorati and Google ranking. Do let me know which ones out of these falls into your daily-read kitty.

1) Blog: HuffingtonPostGreen

Tagline: Green News and Opinion

Courtesy: Arianna Huffington, Co-Founder & Editor-in-Chief

Ranking:
Alexa: 503 Technorati: 1 GoogleRank: 7

The green internet newspaper that you can afford to stay away from.

2) Blog: GreenZdnetBlogs


Tagline: Green Tech Pastures

Courtesy: Harry Fuller and Heather Clancy

Ranking:
Alexa: 2129 Technorati: 2129 GoogleRank: 7

Playing around the green technology

3) Blog: Treehugger


Tagline: Green is the color here

Courtesy: Graham Hill, Founder

Ranking:
Alexa: 5362 Technorati: 19 GoogleRank: 8

Partial to a modern aesthetic, we strive to be a one-stop shop for green news, solutions, and product information.

4) Blog: EcoWorrier


Tagline:: Guide to green love

Courtesy: Anna Shepard

Ranking:
Alexa: 11522 Technorati: 325 GoogleRank: 6

All things green that make a difference to your personality in doing justice to the world.

5) Blog: The DailyGreen

Tagline: Environmental issues and global warming news

Ranking:
Alexa: 30127 Technorati: 1021 GoogleRank: 6

Courtesy: Deborah Jones Barrow, Founder

The Daily Green.com is published by the Digital Media unit of Hearst Magazines and is the consumer’s guide to the green revolution.

6) Blog: AutoBlogGreen

Tagline: We obsessively cover the green scene

Courtesy: Sebastian Blanco, Editor

Ranking:
Alexa: 31905 Technorati:755 GoogleRank: 4

A blog dedicated to any and all environmentally-friendly (or egregiously unfriendly) car news.

7) Blog: Inhabitat

Tagline: Future-forward design for the world you inhabitat
Courtesy: JILL FEHRENBACHER – Founder, Editor-in-Chief

Ranking:
Alexa: 32472 Technorati: 65 GoogleRank: 7

Inhabitat.com is a weblog devoted to the future of design, tracking the innovations in technology, practices and materials that are pushing architecture and home design towards a smarter and more sustainable future.

8 ) Blog: Gristmill

Tagline: The environmental news blog
Courtesy: Grist

Ranking:
Alexa: 38897 Technorati: 570 GoogleRank: 8

Let’s face it: reading environmental journalism too often feels like eating your vegetables. Boiled. With no butter.

9) Blog: EcoRazzi

Tagline: The latest in green gossip
Courtesy: Michael d’Estries and Rebecca Carter, Founders

Ranking:
Alexa: 40625 Technorati: 2765 GoogleRank: 6

Ecorazzi exists to help celebrities further their good messages – and to offer the general public a way to follow their favorite celebs and perhaps learn something at the same time

10) Blog: The Nature

Tagline: Protecting nature, preserving life
Courtesy: Team

Ranking:
Alexa: 43418 Technorati: 2708 GoogleRank: 7

The Nature Conservancy — the leading conservation organization working around the world to protect ecologically important lands and waters for nature and people.

11) Blog: Green Daily

Tagline: Green is the target here
Courtesy: Christina Clark
Ranking:
Alexa: 47899 Technorati: NA GoogleRank: 7

Participate here for a greener cause

12) Blog: Gas2

Tagline: Biofuels +Advanced design vehicle = revolution

Courtesy: Nick Chambers, Editor and Lead Writer

Ranking:
Alexa: 2933 Technorati: 3913 GoogleRank: 3

Gas 2.0 digs into the viscous world of biofuels and the fast-paced transit arena, exploring the technologies and substances that will power our transportation future.

13) Blog: Ecofriend

Tagline: Green Living

Courtesy: Courtesy Instablogs

Ranking:
Alexa: 60003 Technorati: 6175 GoogleRank: 3

The idea behind Ecofriend is to inform and educate consumers who love to possess the latest gadgets and products available in the market and who are also concerned about the environment around them.

14) Blog: WorldChanging

Tagline: Change your thinking

Ranking:
Alexa: 60336 Technorati: 788 GoogleRank: 7

Courtesy: Alex Steffen (Seattle), Executive Editor

Worldchanging is a 501(c)3 media organization that comprises a global network of independent journalists, designers and thinkers covering the world’s most intelligent solutions to today’s problems. We inspire readers around the world with stories of the most important and innovative new tools, models and ideas for building a bright green future.

15) Blog: Environmental Graffiti

Tagline: For environmentalists who don’t take themselves so seriously

Courtesy: Chris Ingham Brooke, Founder & Chief Graffiti Artist

Ranking:
Alexa: 64273 Technorati: 1032 GoogleRank: 6

Environmental Graffiti is an eclectic mix of the most bizarre, funny and interesting environmental news on the planet. We search the vast realms of the internet on behalf of all environmentalists who don’t take themselves too seriously and compile it into a daily blog. Surf and enjoy!

16) Blog: TriplePundit

Tagline: People Planet Profit—A new conversation for business
Courtesy: Nick Aster, Founder and Publisher
Ranking:
Alexa: 17709 Technorati: 8797 GoogleRank: 6

Triple Pundit is the new conversation about integrating people, planet, and profits into today’s businesses.

17) Blog: Earth2Tech

Tagline: Keeping a close eye on tech giants’ green campaign

Courtesy: Katie Fehrenbacher, Editor from Gigaomnimedia

Ranking:
Alexa: 77960 Technorati: 3998 GoogleRank: 7

A publication devoted to covering startups and entrepreneurs that are creating innovations to fight climate change.

18) Blog: WebEcoist


Tagline: Sustainable living, green design and environmental oddities
Courtesy: Team
Ranking:
Alexa: 79346 Technorati: NA GoogleRank: 5

Capturing the green tone across the Internet

19) Blog: EcoGeek


Tagline: Clean Technology

Courtesy: Hank Green, Founder

Ranking:
Alexa: 81472 Technorati: 1441 GoogleRank: 4

We’re in a bit of an eco-mess, but we’ve got the brains to lick any problem. And that’s why EcoGeek.org publishes up to ten stories daily about innovations that are saving the planet.

20) Blog: GreenUpgrader

Tagline: Upgrade to a greener lifestyle

Ranking:
Alexa: 87023 Technorati: 7014 GoogleRank: 5

Courtesy: Matt Embrey , Managing Editor

I think we can all agree that we, as a community, need to take better care of the earth, our home.

21) Blog: CleanTechnica

Tagline: Technology Inspired by nature

Courtesy: Green Options

Ranking:
Alexa: 87311 Technorati: 2933 GoogleRank: 3

From renewable energy sources, to less toxic electronics and more efficient information technology, Cleantechnica introduces readers to the full scope of clean technology in language that doesn’t require an engineering degree.

22) Blog: EcoModder


Tagline: An automotive community where performance is judged by fuel economy rather than power and speed

Courtesy: Team

Ranking:
Alexa: 87618 Technorati: 36295 GoogleRank: 5

EcoModders employ a combination of vehicle mods, driving techniques, and common sense to squeeze every penny out of the pumps.

23) Blog: EcoSalon

Tagline: The green gathering

Courtesy: Sara Ost, Editor-in-Chief

Ranking:
Alexa: 89345 Technorati: 15427 GoogleRank: 6

Going green without sacrificing style. We believe that environmental consciousness doesn’t have to mean granola, that style and sustainability belong in the same sentence, and that an eco-friendly lifestyle can be both ethically satisfying and fashionably fun.

24) Blog: MetaEfficient


Tagline: A guide to highly optimal things

Courtesy: Justin Thomas, Editor

Ranking:
Alexa: 92744 Technorati: 11,184 GoogleRank: 4

At MetaEfficient, we investigate and review highly efficient, green products and techniques.

25) Blog: AlternativeConsumer


Tagline: The green lifestyle

Courtesy: Maureen O’Connor, Founder & Publisher

Ranking:
Alexa: 102060 Technorati: 26671 GoogleRank: 6

The Alternative Consumer provides a unique, upbeat perspective — eco news, green product reviews and useful info for busy folks looking to cultivate a greener, healthier, more sustainable lifestyle.

26) Blog: EcoWordly


Tagline: International environment news for the world citizen

Courtesy: David Anderson, Founder and Publisher

Ranking:
Alexa: 116672 Technorati: 116672 GoogleRank: 3

EcoWorldly brings you news on sustainable successes and ecological failures in other countries that offer lessons for green progress in America. Find perspectives and news on the environmental movement from around the world.

27) Blog: EarthFirst


Tagline: Snarking up green since 1883

Courtesy: Jordan Heller, Founder and CEO

Ranking:
Alexa: 133119 Technorati: 13871 GoogleRank: 6

EarthFirst.com is a fun, irreverant green blog featuring the latest environmental news, exclusive features, original cartoons and videos.

28) Blog: GoodCleanTech


Tagline: The independent guide to ecotechnology

Courtesy: PC Mag

Ranking:
Alexa: 401964 Technorati: 17709 GoogleRank: 7

GoodCleanTech aims to provide you with news, tips, advice, and ideas about how to do more with less. With the help of the editors and analysts at PC Magazine, we’ll praise those companies that have committed to better ecotechnologies and hold to the fire the polluters and resource hogs

29) Blog: Celsias


Tagline: Climate change is not a spectator sport

Courtesy: Matthew Wright, CEO

Ranking:
Alexa: 160064 Technorati: 21637 GoogleRank: 6

All about doing practical things to combat climate change….

30) Blog: EcoLogue


Tagline:

Gren living made easy, eco-friendly ideas and products for your home and garden

Courtesy: Scripps Networks, LLC.

Ranking:
Alexa: 185041 Technorati: NA GoogleRank: 6

A new website devoted to the benefits of living eco-consciously and creating a greener home.

31) Blog: EcoFabulous


Tagline: Sexy sustainable style

Courtesy: Zem Joaquin, Founder and CEO

Ranking:
Alexa: 228840 Technorati: 228840 GoogleRank: 6

Ecofabulous is the IT guide for environmentally conscious beauty, fashion, home, kids and lifestyle products and experiences.

32) Blog: Enviroblog


Tagline: Environmental connections to public health
Courtesy: Elaine Shannon, Editor-in-Chief
Ranking:

Alexa: 263708 Technorati: 22987 GoogleRank: 6

Smart discussion of the latest science and news on toxins in your food, water, and air, and what government agencies should be doing to protect public health.

33) Blog: UnpluggedLiving


Tagline: Helping you freeload off mother nature

Courtesy: Noel Bautista

Ranking:
Alexa: 315168 Technorati: 31934 GoogleRank: 3

A place to do research on solar gadgets, hybrid technology, hydrogen powered vehicles, as well as wind turbines, energy conservation and of course recycling.

34) Blog: HauteNature


Tagline:

All things Green

Courtesy: Team
Ranking:
Alexa: 340493 Technorati: 34775 GoogleRank: 5

Ecologically based creative ideas, art & green products for your children, home and lifestyle……..an eco guide blending high style with sustainability

35) Blog: LazyEnvironmentalist


Tagline: Easy, Hip Environmentalism
Courtesy: Josh Dorfman

Ranking:
Alexa: 444082 Technorati: 51240 GoogleRank: 6

Discover easy, stylish and super convenient ways to green your lifestyle.

36) Blog: TeensyGreen


Tagline: Think outside your playroom
Courtesy: Stefani
Ranking:
Alexa: 651777 Technorati: 99813 GoogleRank: 5

Time to share a wealth of information about toys, books, arts and crafts, as well as natural clothing, bath and body products, and how to really have fun with your kids!

37) Blog: GreenThinkers


Tagline: An informal forum for ideas and thoughts on how to live a more green life

Courtesy: Scott Smith, Founder

Ranking:
Alexa: 681124 Technorati: 181641 GoogleRank:6

Usually pretty informal yet skillful in their attempts to get you to go green.

38) Blog: Joel Makower


Tagline: Sustainable business, Clean Technology, Green Marketplace

Courtesy: Joel Makower

Ranking:
Alexa: 821305 Technorati: NA GoogleRank: 5

For more than 20 years, Joel Makower has been a well-respected voice on business, the environment, and the bottom line.

39) Blog: TheGreenSet


Tagline: Eco fashion for the eco conscious

Courtesy: Team

Ranking:
Alexa: 1738154 Technorati: 401964 GoogleRank: 4

A greenb gift guide for girls

40) Blog: EcoMoto


Tagline: Environmental trends, green innovation, electric and hybrid cars
Courtesy: Bianca Bartz, Senior Editor http://www.trendhunter.com/bianca/Bianca%20Bartz
Ranking:
Alexa: 2016100 Technorati: 577391 GoogleRank: 4

EcoMoto is part of the TREND HUNTER Network that crave innovation, love the bizarre and seek to inspire.


My good wishes with the authors and readers of these blogs so that newbies have a great community of blogs to take inspiration from. Spare time to check our Best of 2008 series and send us your daily-reads so that we can consider it for our upcoming exclusive posts.

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