With Earth Day Closing in, Here are some Tweets to Follow

posted by Andrew Cuneo

By Jennifer Hamilton, Account Executive, Hill & Knowlton in Tampa

Earth Day is right around the corner – Friday, April 22! Since this day is all about educating people about current environmental issues and getting them to actively do something “green”, the more you know, the more likely you will take part in addressing those issues.

Mashable has indicated that Twitter’s analysis of the 25 billion tweets sent in 2010 showed the Gulf Oil Spill as the top overall trend, demonstrating how environmental topics are becoming more mainstream.

So, to kick off conversation a little early for Earth Day, here’s a list of 10 green Twitter users, in no particular order, to follow for some great tips and info on sustainability.

  1. @EPAgov – The U.S. EPA has a total of 18 different Twitter handles, tailored to different green areas of interest, from their blog and green building to different regions of the U.S. Check out the entire list on their Twitter profile page.
  2. @nytimesgreen – The New York Times Green section links to current news discussed on their Green blog.
  3. @ESA_org – The Ecological Society of America tweets updates on the latest research and headlines regarding the health and safety of planet Earth.
  4. @CNNGreen – Another news-related Twitter user, CNNGreen tweets about the latest news and research related to the climate change.
  5. @the_daily_green – Described as the consumer’s guide to the green revolution, TheDailyGreen has a remarkable audience of 20,000-plus followers.
  6. @sustainablog – Jeff McIntire-Strasburg microblogs about how to live a sustainable lifestyle.
  7. @bestgreenblogs – They’re the source for tweets, retweets and follows on all things green, eco, organic and sustainable.
  8. @Earth911 – Check out Earth 911’s tweets for tips on recycling.
  9. @HuffPostGreen – This Internet newspaper posts about the latest environmental news.
  10. @seth_leitman – This Green Living Guy and Author and Series Editor of McGraw-Hill’s The Green Guru Guides delivers hard news along with some green humor.

Know of other great green users to follow? Comment below and share!

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