Yep, it’s been a few weeks since we’ve done a Five for Friday… but not because of a dearth of attention-grabbing posts. There’s always good stuff going on in the green blogosphere… so time to get back to giving that good stuff some love.
The BP oil spill, and the politics surrounding it, are keeping the top spots on Regator’s environmentalism page, primarily because of this week’s report from the National Oil Spill Commission that the White House “played down spill projections.” But topics like solar power and the Nissan LEAF are also in the rankings, so it’s not all politics all the time (thank goodness!).
Lots beyond politics and tech out there, though… so let’s take a look at what hit our radar this week.
This Week’s Five For Friday Green Blog Posts
- The Green Man (or Woman) on Campus: We’re big fans of sustainability efforts at colleges and universities, so we had to take a look at this post from NWF’s Wildlife Promise blog on how to become an eco-leader on campus… and we’re glad we did!
- New FTC Green Guidelines: This development’s received a ton of attention. Lane Jost at The Inspired Economist breaks down the details of the FTC’s new efforts to make sure products claiming environmental benefits actually provide it.
- Planting with pallets: Wooden pallets can be used for all sorts of DIY projects. Becky Striepe at Green Upgrader points to projects that use these often discarded items as material for planters and garden beds.
- How can a small business cut energy use? Design firm owner Tom Bowman tells his own company story about cutting energy use (as well as costs) at Yale Environment 360.
- Tired of cereal with soy milk? Rachel Shulman at Eat.Drink.Better suggests five vegan breakfast ideas from around the world.
That’s our five… let us know what you found this week.