Green vibes

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Best for… busy, green mums,
www.thegreenfamilia.co.uk

The brainchild of working wife and mum Brenda Cuby, TGF is the one-stop blog for helping you make easy eco changes to your lifestyle that won’t break the bank or compromise your standards.

Brenda describes her family as light greenies, ‘It is impossible to change everything at once,’ she says, ‘but if we can be aware, we can make a difference!’ The blog is packed with handy tips on how to be green but the majority of the site comprises detailed product reviews by Brenda and her team. Categories include family, food and drink, gifts, green living and home and garden and all the products are ethically sourced.

Best for… people new, to eco living,
www.ecostreet.com

The ethos of the Eco Street blog is that green doesn’t have to be complicated. The team behind the site offers eco-friendly lifestyle tips to help you take that first step in the green direction. Plus, the blog brings you daily news, debate and product reviews to keep you in the loop on all things green. The site also boasts a regularly  updated website directory that’s invaluable to anyone looking for green stuff to buy and do.

Best for… green, gossip and news, 

www.ecorazzi.com

This sassy celeb-focused blog rounds up all the latest eco goings on in the lives of the great and the good. Being green has never been so glam and stars around the world are falling over themselves to be papped with the latest eco must-have – but Ecorazzi separates the true greenies from those just jumping on the bandwagon for publicity. Stars the site loves include Leonardo DiCaprio and Ed Norton, but it doesn’t mince its words when it comes to those who don’t practise what they preach. Ecorazzi’s response to Lily Allen’s recently tweeted excuses for buying a new gas guzzling Land Rover – to escape the constant press attention – was typically acerbic. ‘Ha ha. If Brad Pitt can ride a bike without being hassled by the paparazzi, I’m sure she’ll be fine.’

Recent Ecorazzi posts include a look at Livia Firth’s green wardrobe. The Italian film producer, wife of Oscar-nominated Colin Firth, has set herself the challenge of only wearing ethical and sustainable fashions on the red carpet this award season. The blog raves about Livia’s choice of outfit for the Paris premiere of Colin’s film A Single Man – a suit with 50/50 bamboo and wool herringbone.

Best for… guilt-free, shopping,
www.hippyshopper.com

Aimed at consumers with a conscience, this blog both enlightens and amuses its followers with green news stories from the UK and links to green sites around the world. Its editors review the latest gadgets, tip readers off about what’s going on in the organic food market, offer updates on eco health, beauty and fashion products, and give advice on green living such as recycling. Recent posts include a look at People’s Tree’s clothing range, endorsed by Harry Potter star Emma Watson, and a review of the new iPhone solar charger from Novothink.

Best for… uniting eco, women around, the globe,
www.greengirlsglobal.com

This international blog is written by and for women from around the world, all with different experiences, skills and interests who want to share how they are trying to live a more sustainable life. Essentially, Green Girls Global is a group of girls doing green things and writing about it. The blog’s little brother Green Guys Global, was launched in 2007. Both sites are focused on news but also have product reviews – eco wine anyone? And links to petitions and online campaigns to help empower readers.

Best for… people, who are serious, about sustainability,
www.treehugger.com

Variously dubbed the green CNN and the god of green blogs, award-winning Treehugger is the most widely followed eco blog
on the net. The site is unbeatable for up-to-the-minute green info, news and products. Written by quick-witted experts from around the world, the blog is bursting with insightful comment from politics to fashion, and travel to technology.


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