Green Retirement Blogs: The Green Geezer and More
Blogging became popular in younger crowds almost overnight. Some well-known personalities such as Robert Kennedy Jr. and Al Gore later began creating environmental blogs, using their popularity to spread the word about green efforts. Seniors who are active in the environment are also putting blogs up on the internet to help others see environmental matters through the author's eyes and even learn something new. Green senior blogs are also helpful to help eco-aware seniors to find ways to connect. Here are a few notable blogs as well as suggestions on how to create your own eco-blog as a senior.
The Green Granny, whose blog is at greengranny.org is in the Green Seniors network. The Green Granny records her at-home efforts while trying to be more environmentally-friendly and aware. The blog includes things such as gardening, current events opinions and other homey eco-endeavors. The Earth blog is another blog on the Green Seniors Network. The blogger has a very deep, philosophical blog that discusses the writer and his ties with the Earth. There are several other blogs that the Green Seniors offers which are worth taking a look at to see the diversity in participants in a very forward-thinking group. One can start up a blog in this network easily and be a part of a very forward and innovative group since they are one of the first senior environmental groups to launch online.
The Green Geezer is a woman who writes about the green buildings in her area as well as green issues on both a local and global scale. Topics includes global warming with satellite maps of the Arctic and historic preservation projects that are green and save native heritages in the author's area. The writer also writes information to help inform and educate seniors on what they can do within their own communities to make them better.
Treehugger.com is another wonderful place to look up blogs of other retired, environmentally-minded individuals. Treehugger has also been used to review products so that there is less "greenwashing" (a marketing tactic used to increase demand in the green community). Treehugger is a part of the Planet Green website which is owned by Discovery, a fine network of educational channels. It is also a great resource for information and creating your own blog.
For one of the most famous environmental personalities, try looking at former Vice President Al Gore's blog at http://blog.algore.com/. From the man who brought us the film, An Inconvenient Truth, his blog has all kinds of tidbits of information on current events as well as book reviews. As Al Gore is part of the Baby Boomer generation, his blog is fantastic to follow for an example of someone who is campaigning for the environment well into his senior years.
EnviroCitizen.org has found that with such a wealth of information online, including personal blogs and sites like EnviroCitizen.org, it is easy for individuals of any age to learn how to live greener.