Whose Life Looks Greener? Towns Compare Notes

Americans can now instantly find and support green efforts in their local community, and also swap ideas with about 15,000 other cities and towns.  According to this New York Times article, GreenTowns.com, financed by local sponsors, includes an open community board, blogs, expert advice, e-mail updates, and a calendar for posts from environmental nonprofit groups.


Posted 5.2.2011 on The New York Times

by Mireya Navarro


Green: Living

Eager to post information about a green event in your town? Wondering what other cities are doing to make their buildings more energy-efficient? GreenTowns.com, a new Web site billed as an online community board where towns can trade information on local sustainability efforts and green events at no cost, was introduced on Monday.


The new Web site is an offshoot of AmericanTowns.com, a network of hyperlocal Web sites already connecting about 15,000 cities and towns so they can share information about community events, announcements and local resources. It includes blogs, expert advice, e-mail updates and a calendar for posts from environmental nonprofit groups.


“By sharing the expertise and enthusiasm of both dedicated specialists and local citizens who care, GreenTowns will be a valuable resource and a catalyst for change, as it connects and supports local green efforts across the country,” Daphne Dixon, director of the new Web site, said in a statement.


The Web site is financed by local sponsors. Among its partners is Reader’s Digest, which is expected to feature noteworthy local initiatives that help towns become more environmentally sound.

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