There is a lot of junk out on the Internet, especially on the blogosphere. But every once and a while I unearth a few nuggets. One of those nuggets is GreaterGreaterWashington. I’ve been following this blog for a while and I am consistently impressed with the breadth and depth of the content. The blog is “devoted to improving the vitality of Washington, DC and the walkable cities and neighborhoods in the Washington metropolitan area.” The blog has a team of contributors that focus on a wide variety of issues, but personally, I think their coverage of Metro is surpassed by no one. When I want to know what is going on with Metro, I go there first. This “big picture” blog is a fantastic resource to refer to if you’re looking to understand all of the intricate details and interest groups that support and hinder our movement.
Virescent operates at the other end of the spectrum – the individual. Although she isn’t as wonky as GGW, she makes up for it with her lighthearted and personalized writing style. She clearly understands that the everyday decisions private citizens make everyday play a crucial role in the greening of America. Impressively, each month Virescent establishes an green goal for herself and chronicles her experiences striving and struggling to attain her goal. She isn’t perfect (see February), but after all, who is? She actualizes her plans far more often than she fails and by doing so, she is becoming the change that she wants to see in the world; she doesn’t give lip service to environmentalism and just wait for leaders to make it easy to be a good ancestor. I especially liked her entry on purchasing carbon offsets for her trip to Kiwiland because it explored the importance of taking responsibility for one’s leisure activities without allowing oneself to become paralyzed with the glacial pace of change.
Kudos to both blogs – keep up the good work!