Published on December 19th, 2008 | by Jeff McIntire-Strasburg0
The Twelve Days of sustainablog: Bees, Stimulus Checks, and Biodynamic Wine
2008 was a banner year for sustainablog, and we want to end it as strongly as we started. So, for the next twelve days, I’ll take a look back at some of the best and most memorable posts from the past year.
Let me start off, though, by expressing my immense gratitude to all of the writers who contributed during 2008. This was our first full year as a multi-author blog, and I couldn’t have been more pleased with the way it turned out. Some of the writers I’ll mention have moved on; others on coming on board. I’m grateful for the inspiration you’ve all brought to the blog over the past year, and look forward with anticipation to what the new year brings us.
Like New Year’s fireworks, January started off with a bang. Here are a few great posts to remember:
- Jason Phillip‘s post on Chicago’s bottled water tax was one of our most popular ever… it’s still getting pageviews!
- Maria Surma Manka wrote a very thorough (and also very popular) review of Scientific American‘s “Solar Grand Plan.”
- I took a look at an innovative South African whose developed a low-cost, high-yield method of generating energy from chicken poop.
- Elizabeth Redmond gave us an overview of how bees inspired a Georgia Tech researcher to make efficiency improvements in servers.
- Kyle Weatherholtz covered a multi-company partnership for managing electronics recycling.
- Tim Hurst broke the story on the Mineral Managment Service’s favorable report on the long-delayed Cape Wind project.
- John Ivanko provided some financial guidance for how to make the best use of those financial stimulus checks from the federal government.
- Victoria Everman interviewed Jeff Poulton of the now-defunct green shopping site Swango (which is too bad… it was a fantastic idea!).
- And Keith Rockmael raised a glass of biodynamic wine…
Of course, these are just a few of the great offerings from January ’08… make sure that you check all of them out.