Green Talk has been nominated by me as a blog making a difference to help people live a greener lifestyle. As many of you know, green building is my passion. For two years, I ate, slept, and talked about building products as I built my house. Who better to report about products than someone who used them and understands them?
I admit it. It is shameless promotion, but I do believe this little blog has made a difference from the comments of my readers, the companies that have sent me their products to review, to simply my green blogger friends who have encouraged me, listened to my whining, and have been invaluable to helping me grow this blog.
Why the contest? What are the categories? What is this all about? The press release below sums up the who/what/where and why that we learned in school:
” The fate of the planet hangs in the balance. So one of the world’s most organic home builders is sending out a clarion call to action. Vote for the best of healthy, sustainable products for the home and the most useful tips and ideas for green living. Cast your ballot for countertops made from things like paper and glassware, or home insulation made from the blue jeans you wear. The GREEN LOG Home and Lifestyle Awards have arrived just in time to drive home the message: the time to think green, know green and go green is now!
Jim Young, the incoming chairman of the Log Homes Council for the National Association of Home Builders, is one of the creative forces behind the GREEN LOG Home and Lifestyle Awards. Young’s efforts are aimed at galvanizing the home building industry and inspiring a new call to action. More than 80 companies have been nominated by their peers and by experts such as senior editors at the Environment News Service for a Green Log Award. Each can be examined up close at the GREEN LOG Blog at www.GreenLogAwards.com.
Tomorrow’s brightest green solutions run the gamut from home spun to high tech. There’s Nature’s Carpet, which makes a floor covering entirely from wool, a rapidly renewable resource. Another creative solution comes from Idaho Blue Insulation, a non-toxic, high-performance insulation made from recycled denim that has won LEED (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design) certification. Then there’s Richlite’s unique paper surfaces that bring a soft and comfortable ambience to a room, and Spectra Decor, hardware made from recycled materials like eco-resin.
From home energy systems to home furnishings, green building processes and materials to landscaping, and from the best blogs for helpful tips on healthier living to the best podcasts and television shows, the 2008 GREEN LOG Home & Lifestyle Awards are awarding the Green Log emblem to nominees, finalists and winners.
Tapping the social media power of the World Wide Web, the Green Log Awards are using an online voting system invented by Vizu to place voting booths at Websites and blog sites across the Internet. Scores of bloggers and Web netizens have joined in the effort.
Over 80 nominees were announced today in 19 different categories. To view the Nominees and see their solutions up-close, visit GreenLogAwards.com.”
Go take a look and vote in all of the categories.
I nominated myself in the blog category. I wish I could vote for myself and Best Green Blogs because I feel that Timothy has done an outstanding job in putting together a resource to find terrific green blogs. I gather from my competition that I am David and the others are the Goliaths. I need everyone’s help here to show the Green Talk has made a difference. A vote for Green Talk is a vote for yourselves because each one of you is turning the Planet greener one conversation at a time.