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Getting out of the Groove

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August 10, 2005

Getting out of the Groove

Heather Green

Anil Dash writes that he has decided to start posting to IntentBlog, a rather new blog on spirtuality from Deepak Chopra and Shekhar Kapur.

What's the idea? Stretch a bit, become part of a different group, write about new ideas. And that got me to thinking. I look at my newsreader--it's up and down about tech and blogs and business and more tech. It's a profound flash of the obvious.....

I have to mix things up. So, since I am interested in the environmental conservation, I have just added Treehugger, which is the only one I have come across, and am now on the hunt for good enviro-friendly blogs.

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Dave Pollard's blog:

How To Save The World

A blog with a good blogroll acts as a portal to other sites on similar or relevant topics.

Thus, if you find one blog in a specific subject, it should be all you need to link to other sites in that field.

Posted by: steven streight aka vaspers the grate at August 11, 2005 01:36 AM

Since you are looking for enviro sites, here's one worth checking out -- It's Pacific Northwest focused but the information is usually of general (enviro) interest. To overlap tech, startup & enviro, check out Another interesting site run by Industry Standard founder/editor Jonathan Weber is -- it reports on the fastest growing part of the country (the Rocky Mt West) and often touches on enviro issues, technology, growth issues, etc. As Thomas Friedman would say, the world has been "flattened" and more startups are happening in the "hinterlands" than ever (e.g., one of the more recent/successful IPOs was RightNow Technologies based in Bozeman, MT). Personally, I'm an example where after spending 20 years in the high tech community in Seattle, I decided to move my venture consulting business to a resort town in the Rockies where I'm just as effective and have eliminated 2 hours/day of commuting. It's a nice combo of reducing CO2 emissions, spending more time with my family yet still being able to help my client-base.

Posted by: Dave Chase at August 11, 2005 08:15 AM

Dave and Steven,

Thanks for the suggestions. I understand taking into account where you live as a way to cut back on emissions. It's ironic, but apparently living in a city like NY with good public transportation and smaller appartments is also much better than living in burbs.

And Steven, yes, I believe that about the blogroll and I have been looking around. But I was hoping to hear from other people, to see if there were some gems I wasn't finding. Thanks!

Posted by: Heather Green at August 11, 2005 09:57 AM

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