Social networking websites like myspace or facebook are a popular way to meet people or just kill some time. But what if they could do more? Say help the environment. That's the general idea behind myecologic.com.
"A good description for it would be like a friendster or a myspace but with a specific focus on eco-conscious, eco-living kind of subjects" says Charles Leonard from Blue Ridge Outdoors Magazine. The website is full of local, national, and even international stories about the environment and the going green movement.
According to Craig Snodgrass from Blue Ridge Outdoors Magazine, "Most of the stories or content there is user generated. As well as the videos and photos are usually brought to the website by the users." You can find news articles, photo galleries, videos, and even a calendar of "green" events. Leonard says, "We wanted to make a resource where we could bring businesses, nonprofit groups, any kind of advocacy groups, organizations, clubs, and just individuals together to help pool resources and start to keep this green ball rolling."
So who should join myecologic.com? "Well anybody who gives a hoot about their environment should" says Snodgrass. Because of the nature of the site, the more it grows the better it will get. Leonard adds, "As it grows there is going to be more videos, more resources, more opportunities to get involved and just meet people with similar interests."
And when you log on, look for A Greener Charlottesville". I'll be posting "green" news and links to the stories you see on Good Morning Charlottesville.
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