Thursday, January 6, 2011

Top 20 Green and Sustainable Business Facebook Groups

1. The Green Market Oracle

The Green Market Oracle is one of the top sustainability blogs, its original content covers the convergence of sustainable capitalism and the global environment. it is owned by Richard Matthews, a prolific author and the President of Small Business Consulting. The Green Market Oracle champions the cause of sustainable business and is one of the Web's most comprehensive resources for information and tools on sustainability. Posts address subjects like sustainable positioning, green investing, environmental politics, eco-economics and much more.

2. Sustainable Industries Magazine

Sustainable Industries is intended as a business source for leaders of the New Economy. This group provides news analysis and information for top-level professionals with an interest in green building, renewable energy, cleantech, energy efficiency, organic food, green marketing, finance, investment and more. Their products include, Sustainable Industries Magazine, Sustainable Industries Economic Forums, Webinars, Quarterly Supplements: Green Real Estate Guide, Top 10 Green Building Products Awards, Green Office Guide, Clean Energy Handbook for Business, Sustainable Industries industry-specific monthly e-newsletters.

3. Brighter Planet

Working at the intersection of climate science, information technology, and financial services, Brighter Planet builds tools that deliver carbon intelligence where and when it counts, integrating emissions solutions in surprising places. Helping businesses and individuals manage and accelerate the transition to a sustainable future. Carbon intelligence solutions for organizations, Emissions integration toolkits for software developers, Clean energy debit and credit cards for individuals.

4. Ceres

Integrating sustainability into capital markets for the health of the planet and its people. Ceres (pronounced “series”) is a national network of investors, environmental organizations and other public interest groups working with companies and investors to address sustainability challenges such as global climate change. Ceres believes in the idea that "information is power." Their cutting-edge reports give investors and companies an early advantage in understanding key business sustainability trends. Insurance and banking sector responses to climate change, electric utilities emissions, fuel economy standards and climate risk disclosure are just a few of the topics they have investigated in recent reports.

5. World Wildlife Foundation

We need to stop damaging our only life support system. A system on which we all depend. We need to share our world with all the other species that live on it. Respectfully. Harmoniously. And we must stop being the cause of their disappearance. Their extinction. We must learn to live with what natural resources are available to us. Our planet. It's all we've ever had, and it's pretty much all we've got left. Yet we already consume more than our planet can sustainably provide. And by 2050 we'll need the output of 2 Earths if we're going to continue living as we do now.

6. Greenpeace USA

Greenpeace has been peacefully defending the planet since 1971. By bringing together activists, supporters and people just like you, they have played a pivotal role in huge wins for the environment. Some of their victories over the years include: Commercial whaling moratorium, ban on toxic waste exports to less developed countries, bans on dumping radioactive and industrial waste at sea, a 50-year moratorium on mineral exploitation in Antarctica, an end to large-scale high-sea driftnet fishing, and the establishment of the Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary. They are now focused combating the threat of global warming, destruction of ancient forests, and deterioration of the oceans.

7. Greenpeace Canada:

Greenpeace is an independent, campaigning organisation which uses non-violent, creative confrontation to expose global environmental problems, and to force the solutions which are essential to a green and peaceful future.

8. The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC)

NRDC is the nation's most effective environmental action group, combining the netroots power of 1.3 million members and online activists with the courtroom clout and expertise of more than 350 lawyers, scientists and other professionals. To safeguard the Earth: its people, its plants and animals and the natural systems on which all life depends. NRDC is one of the most effective U.S.-based environmental action groups. They use law, science and the support of 1.3 million members and online activists to protect the planet's wildlife and wild places and to ensure a safe and healthy environment. Become a member of NRDC!

9. Planet Green

Planet Green is the multi-platform media destination for people looking for something new. Launched on June 4, 2008, Planet Green is following the evolving conversation about sustainability and is the entertainment brand that champions the visionaries who move our world forward in small and large ways. Planet Green and its two robust Web sites, PlanetGreen.com and TreeHugger.com, offer unique, insightful and inspiring content related to how we can evolve to live a better, brighter future

10. TreeHugger

TreeHugger is the leading media outlet dedicated to driving sustainability mainstream. Partial to a modern aesthetic, they strive to be a one-stop shop for green news, solutions, and product information. They live green, through education and action. TreeHugger offers a wide variety of information and formats from their up to the minute blog, weekly and daily newsletters, weekly video segments, and their weekly radio show.

11. Community Seeds ECO Magazine:

Community Seeds Eco Magazine encourages people to make small changes that they are able to make; changes that would not have been made without a little information and encouragement. They want people to become more socially, environmentally and community conscious. They also want to provide people a way to collaborate with others for a common cause.

12. The Green Library

The Green Library Global Facebook Group is devoted to discussion of significant activities, events, literature, and projects that focus on " ... increasing the efficiency with which buildings use resources — energy, water, and materials — while reducing building impacts on human health and the environment during the building's lifecycle, through better siting, design, construction, operation, maintenance, and removal" of and by libraries.

13. Sustainable Brands

Sustainable Life Media is the leading producer of sustainable business (SB) conferences and educational events, with supporting products and services that include targeted e-newsletters, an online learning resource and community and more. They are here to inspire and support innovation for sustainability by linking people with ideas and solutions that are creating positive change in the global business marketplace. Their mission is to help you and your company catch this enormous wave of new competitive opportunity. They want to paint you a clear picture of what's driving change in today's business landscape; to point you to the innovators and stories of emerging best practices and successes, and to help you learn to be an innovator yourself of more sustainable business strategies, products, and practices.

14. Chelsea Green Publishing

Publishers of renewable energy, sustainable living, organic gardening, and progressive books since 1984. They provide updates on all sorts of interesting information from news to how-tos.

15. Trees Have Rights Too

The Trees Have Rights Too campaign was introduced to the United Nations by Polly Higgins at the United Nations Climate Change Conference. They hope to achieve a Universal Declaration that "trees have rights too".

16. Hotspex

Hotspex is a market research company that works with Fortune 500 companies to help them create better products for the world to enjoy. People take surveys on Hotspex.com and are rewarded with Hotspex BUX that they can spend on prizes or donations to leading charities. A recent Hotspex program in conjunction with the Rainforest Conservation Fund, plants one tree in the Peruvian Amazon Rainforest for every survey completed on Hotspex.com.

17. Green Energy News

Green Energy News provides the latest breaking news in renewable energy from government loans, clean tech developments, green products and services to hard hitting environmental topics. Green Energy News is dedicated to informing the public about environmental topics that are extremely significant to today's society. They are of the view that God, who gave humans dominion over the plants and animals of the earth, desires for us to take care of our resources and our fellow brethren as much as they possibly can.

18. Nameless Carbon Offsetting Group

For every 250 people that join this group they donate £10 (or £1 for every 25 that join) to combating climate change. This group supports a Contraction and Convergence (C&C) framework that will solve climate change by forcing governments into international action to reduce their CO2 output. By joining this group you help raise money to solve climate change.

19. Surfrider Foundation

The Surfrider Foundation is a non-profit environmental organization dedicated to the protection and enjoyment of the world's oceans, waves and beaches for all people, through conservation, activism, research and education. Since its inception in 1984 in Malibu, California, the Surfrider Foundation has proven to be an effective grassroots environmental organization. The Foundation has over 50,000 members (in the U.S.), is represented by 60 national chapters dispersed along the East, West, Gulf, Puerto Rican and Hawaiian coasts, and has branches in 5 foreign countries. What makes Surfrider Foundation unique is its membership made up of surfers, swimmers, bodysurfers, divers, bodyboarders, kayakers and beach

20. Green Festival

At Green Festival™, a project of Green America and Global Exchange, they celebrate what’s working in our communities—for people, business and the environment. Think of Green Festival™ as a walk through a sustainable community. It begins with finding solutions to help make our lives healthier—socially, economically and environmentally. Individuals along with business and community leaders come together to discuss critical issues that impact us at home and abroad.


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1 comment:

Hug a tree with me said...

Thank you for this very helpful list as I have been looking for Eco- facebook groups to connect with:)
Roechelle
http://hugatreewithme.com