The Twin Cities Daily Planet is launching the Going Green blog, and we’d like to hear your stories about living more environmentally. Is that backyard compost working, or would you rather worm your way out of the situation? Is biking to work all it’s cracked up to be, or is it leaving you panting and sweaty with nowhere to wash off? Do your neighbors ogle or covet your rainwater catchments?
Many Twin Cities residents are changing their daily lives and implementing environmental changes, but you may not know what’s going on a couple of neighborhoods away. Going Green will be a multi-author blog, so we’d like you to share your environmental stories with your neighbors throughout the Twin Cities. Together we can document what’s working, what’s not working, what’s frustrating, and what’s downright funny about going green.
The Twin Cities Daily Planet is a non-profit online local news source that combines writing from professional and “citizen” journalists. We’re hoping that traffic on our green blog will be significant, especially since we plan to highlight the blog both in our daily e-mail newsletter–so partnering with the Daily Planet could help bring attention and traffic to your writing and to environmental issues. We hope that this is one more way to tie together a broad movement and connect Minnesotans’ personal lives to policy.
Here’s how to write about your experience going green:
1) Come to our Going Green workshop July 2nd. 6:30 -8:00 p.m. at Rondo Library (on the corner of Dale and University in St. Paul). Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org to register for the workshop.
2) Do you already have a blog? Email the URL to email@example.com. We’ll take a look at it and see if it fits with our vision for the site.
3) Don’t let the word BLOG scare you away. Just email me with stories of living green. We can start there and you can learn more about blogging as we get going.
–Lisa Peterson-de la Cueva