Category: Awareness


Stumbling Green

Stumbleupon.com has become very popular recently among the college community as a way to browse your interests with the click of a button. Stumbling offers procrastinators all over the world the access to millions of websites relevant to their members’ specific interests. While this website sounds like an evil distraction meant to ruin any students’ precious study time, when applied properly, stumbling is accurate and informational. When you stumble within the “Environment” category, the site brings users to sites like a blog about ways to recycle different types of waste or press releases about eco-friendly products like reusable spray bottles. These are just some of the many useful sites that stumbling can show users to raise environmental awareness in web-browsers. Finally, procrastination has never been so informative!

Sites:

  1. http://www.stumbleupon.com
  2. http://www.good.is/post/innovative-reusable-replenish-spray-bottle-could-disrupt-home-cleaning-market
  3. http://www.recyclethis.co.uk/

greenwala.com

Greenwala is a website whose mission is to “harness the power of a community to create opportunities for people to “Go Green” and improve their lives”. They strongly believe in individuals each making a difference on their own and as a community. Some unique features of Greenwala are: many videos, links to online petitions, classified sections, a green store, and different subjects such as pets and food.

A really interesting article that I found on http://www.greenwala.com is about turning steel into solar panels with photovoltaic spray paint. This reminded me of when an upperclassman came into our Environmental Science 110 class with Professor Bowden and showed us the solar panels that will be put in place at Allegheny College. I found it really intriguing that the technology can be advanced further and improved upon so quickly and so soon after the creation of solar panels.

treehugger.com

http://www.treehugger.com is a website devoted to environmental awareness and action. At the top of the site’s page you will see three columns: “1. Get Informed”, “2. Interact”, and “3. Take Action”. This feature shows Treehugger’s main goals very clearly, to promote awareness of environmental problems, to allow for communications about the issues, and to encourage people to help the environment. Some really interesting features include: slideshows, articles involving celebrities and fashion, games, quizzes, and even a job board! Even though the website has pizazz, it still covers very serious and important issues. Some of the more practical features include articles about: science, food/health, business/politics, green basics, and a guide on how to go green. The “guide” is a series of links that are divided into many categories so that you can read thorough information on how to be more environmentally friendly in every aspect of your life. Click here to check out the green guide!

Here are some of my favorite articles on Treehugger:

This Device Provides Clean Water for only Pennies a Day

Trash Metering Cuts Waste by 50% in one Month

^ This relates to sustainable cities and landfills like we’ve been discussing in Professor Bowden’s Environmental Science 110 class.

Convertible Clothing at Urban Outiftters

Quarter of US Meat Samples Carry Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria, Factory Farms to Blame: Study