Microblogging Goes Meatless

September 7th, 2009

twitter_sproutThe internet is aflutter over Twitter, a micro-blogging social networking site that allows users to connect using 140 characters or less. One of the site’s key features is hash tagging; by adding a pound sign (#) in front of a word members encourage each other to write about similar topics, creating a larger group conversation. Max Gladwell, a Twitter member with an account of the same name, decided to create a hash tag to facilitate discussion about environmentalism, climate change, sustainability and greener living. The result of his efforts was #EcoMonday, a tag which has grown in popularity since its inception in April of this year.

This past Monday alone, 577 Twitter members used the EcoMonday hash tag to contribute over 1,100 tweets about green initiatives and environmental concerns. The tag has even resulted in its own Twitter account. @EcoMonday serves to highlight the best #EcoMonday posts each week. Meatless Monday welcomes the growing movement of individuals who are striving for a greener planet each and every Monday! Our combined efforts are reducing carbon emissions, conserving natural resources and preserving personal and planetary health. Join the conversation by logging onto Twitter and searching “EcoMonday”. You can also check out these exceptional EcoAccounts for environmentally friendly tweets all week long:

@GreenTweets– offers links to green articles from all over the internet with a strong interest in climate change. GreenTweets also uses #EcoMonday as an opportunity to recommend exceptional accounts that offer environmental tweets.

@OrganicNation– investigates all that is up and coming in sustainable food. Their Twitter provides articles, reviews, links to notable members and even a daily green quote! Their website goes a step further, offering environmental video clips and a list of related resources.

@IdealBite– tries to make the transition to a sustainable lifestyle easy by offering small posts with “bite-sized” tips. IdealBite focuses on food and family and recent initiatives have included the author’s environmentally sustainable wedding and the battle over healthier school lunches.

@GreenBloggers– serves as a hub for a wide collection of environmentally conscious blogs. Their Twitter links to GreenBlogosphere.com, an online forum and community where individuals can write about various environmental initiatives. By visiting GreenBloggers you can get a sense of what’s going on in the green community and contribute your thoughts on the issues at the same time.

@MomGoesGreen– the story of a family’s transition to greener choices, MomGoesGreen is informative yet personal. Author Doreen offers frequent blog posts and is open to sharing ideas on environmentally sustainable family life with other Twitter moms who want to go green.