The Top 30 Green Newsletters

July 20, 2009 at 4:30 pm 3 comments

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In the “green” space, credibility is crucial, and things are changing rapidly as investment   washes in and out of the sector, companies make big eco-commitments, or they slink away from their environmental goals. A great way to stay up to date is to sign yourself up for a few newsletters in the space you’re interested in moving into. Being well-read is also a networking tool — you can know who’s growing, who’s been bought out, who’s making  headlines. Use these developments as opportunities to reach out to the companies or people involved and start a meaningful dialogue.

Here are our 30 favorite green newsletters – our criteria included quality of news/writing, relevance, up-to-date information, and lack of spammy-ness.

General Green News:
GreenBiz & the other Greener World Media newsletters
Mother Nature Network
SustainLane
Treehugger
Climate Change Business Journal
Green Options
Environmental Leader
Grist

Clean Tech/Renewable Energy:
CleanEdge “Clean Watch”
Rocky Mountain Institute
Renewable Energy Weekly
GreenTech Media
CleanTechies

Activism/Policy:
Sierra Club RAW
Sierra Club Insider
350.org
We Campaign
Green for All
WWF

Green Business/CSR:
Ceres
Seventh Generation
Green America (formerly Co-op America)
Terrapass
CSR Wire
Reuters Carbon

Jobs:
Bright Green Talent
Green Job List
CleanLoop CleanTech
Green Career Central

Feel Good:
Daily Ray of Hope (Sierra Club)

We’re always open to feedback – if you have other suggestions or thoughts, please share them!

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3 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Jim  |  July 23, 2009 at 12:24 am

    I”m a big fan of EnergyBulletin.net on climate, peak oil & resources in general.

    Heavily edited so as to be highly scannable, but you can click to go deeper.

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  • 2. Jay Rooke  |  July 24, 2009 at 7:53 pm

    I know it’s tough to narrow them all down, but I do think Environmental Working Group (EWG) is a strong org that publishes an informative newsletter as well. On the activism front, I highly support Defenders of Wildlife.

    http://www.ewg.org and http://www.defenders.org

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  • 3. Carolyn Allen  |  July 24, 2009 at 8:40 pm

    “In the “green” space, credibility is crucial,” you say. But isn’t that just another way of using size and good funding and politically connectedness the same way big business has manipulated the market in the past? How about regional media, specialized media, and all those who work hard to contribute their voice and experience to the green discussion? Don’t these “local” members of the media also deserve some sunlight?

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