We love plaudits
The Guardian has just put out a list of the top ten green websites. You’ll never guess who’s No. 1.
The online magazine Grist proved the most popular with Guardian and Observer staff, suggesting it has met its aim to rescue coverage of environment issues from being “predictable, demoralising, or dull”. “An informed and intelligent approach to the environment and wider ethical issues,” says Lucy Siegle, the Observer’s ethical living correspondent. “I also appreciate the way that the content moves the debate on. It never just repeats old eco stories and does it all with a slightly acerbic tilt that is more gawker than happy clappy green.”
Dominic Murphy, who writes for the Guardian’s ethical living pages, says it is a “good source of proper, grown-up stories, written for liberal-minded 20- and 30-somethings”. There are several elements to the site: Main dish, which offers news and features, the Muckraker and Daily grist blogs, comment sections and interviews with “environmental footsoldiers”. The site, which was launched in 1999 as a charity, looks great and is packed with regularly-updated stories and features on all things green. It’s based in Seattle so the focus is on the US, but many of the subjects and characters are familiar to UK readers.
In other news, the Guardian has just relaunched its new and improved environment website, with more blogs and other fancified features. Check it out.