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March 19, 2008

PTI: What You Didn't Know about "Jetson Green"

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This is purely random, but I had no idea a person named "Jetson Green" actually existed.  That's right.  Sometime prior to July 1820, Jetson Green, a debtor, intermarried with Julian Bass, administratix.  Their problems came before the Supreme Court of Alabama.  I'd like to give you an idea of what was going on between Jetson and Julian, but seriously, try to give this opinion a read -- language sure has changed in 200 years (and I practice law for a living!).  Anyway, it seems that good ole' Jetson Green did well by marrying the person to whom he was supposed to be paying a debt.  At least for a short period of time, that is ... I'm constantly amazed at what shows up on the internet. 

January 20, 2008

PTI: Join the Jetson Green Facebook Group!

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Hey there, pardon the interruption, but we've got some fun news.  As of 15 minutes ago, the Jetson Green Facebook Group just went live.  I invite you all to join, if you're interested in Facebook.  This will be a fun experiment.  It'll give us a chance to get to know readers and it'll give readers a chance to rub elbows with like-minded individuals.  I hope you'll drop by and contribute.  Everyone's invited!  You may even try a few of these things:

  • Post a picture,
  • Post a cool video,
  • Ask a green question, or
  • Share an insightful link/tip.

July 30, 2007

The Top Ten Green Building Blogs - Guardians of Green Building

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I've been at the blogging thing for close to a year and wanted to celebrate some blogs that are doing a dang good job providing green building information.  There's nothing empirical about this list.  I didn't use Technorati or Google Page Rank, although these metrics are important to look at.  I based this list of the Top Ten Green Building Blogs on my experience reading, studying, and interacting since I started Jetson Green.  Is this list exhaustive?  No, but these ten are the Guardians of Green Building.  They are stewards of important information.  They protect it.  They keep it accurate.  They put in considerable time for the cause of promoting green building.  Plain and simple, they deserve a badge of appreciation for being good at what they do.  Here's my list in no particular order. 

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July 05, 2007

Interview + Practical Environmentalist

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The bloggers at Practical Environmentalist interviewed me, but I'm not real big on self-promotion (partially take that back, I have posted this and this).  I don't really give away tons of detail about myself, but that's because Jetson Green isn't about me, it's about the built environment that we live in.  I like the bloggers at Practical Environmentalist (especially their list of 21 Practical Ways to Help the Environment) and appreciate what they do.  When I was in Dallas, we were running in some of the same circles.  Now, they have a new building and are working on getting it green renovated.  One of its writers, Kent Swanson, wrote the wildly popular article with 11 Suggestions for an Eco-Friendly Landscape.  That's a good article.  I didn't mention it in the interview, but I'm also a nerdfighter.  Enough about me, though.  Enjoy the holiday.  Enjoy the BBQ.  Have fun with family.  Be safe. 

June 06, 2007

JG Makes Lighter Footstep's 10 Green Blogs List

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I just want to kick out a shout to the group over at Lighter Footstep that took time to look at the state of the green blogosphere and come up with a list of good green blogs to read.  With the blogosphere as large as it is, there's always room for error in generating a list, but I think LF did a nice job.  Feel free to pop over and read about each one.  Importantly, the list goes beyond the big-time green blogs such as Treehugger, EcoGeek, AutoBlogGreen, and Inhabitat.  These are the leaders of green blogging.  Other than JG, I've included links to the other nine:

Click below the fold to hear what Lighter Footstep had to say about Jetson Green: 

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May 19, 2007

Josh Dorfman: The Lazy Environmentalist

The_lazy_environmentalist A couple months ago, I wrote about Josh Dorfman and his Modern Green Living directory, so I wanted to kick out a shout for his new book in stores now.  For some reason I thought the book was coming out in August and had it on pre-order, but it never came.  Today, I was surprised to see it on the shelf, so I bought it on the spot.  With The Lazy Environmentalist, you're not overpaying for the hardback variety just to get good information.  It's out in sturdy paperback.  And if you're wondering about taking the plunge, there are two good interviews of the author at Treehugger and Green Options.  Josh is smart and extremely informed on the subject of environmentalism.  Don't be fooled about the "lazy" moniker.  There's nothing lazy to his approach.  The way I see it, Josh is bridging the gap between idealism and behavior, finding ways for everyone to live happier, healthier, and more plentifully.  $10.17-$14.95

April 16, 2007

Jetson Green Named to MoPo 2007 - Top 25 Architecture Blogs (Updated)

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I just wanted to kick out a shout to the blog Eikongraphia and Michiel van Raaij for working hard to compile a list of the Top 25 Architecture Blogs on the internet right now.  I'm pleased to announce that Jetson Green occupies the #9 position on the list.  Without having perfect access to all sorts of information, it's difficult to make a list of top blogs and not receive some criticism, but I think Michiel did a good job.  Here's a list of the Top 15 Architecture Blogs:

    1. BLDGBLOG
    2. Things Magazine
    3. Pruned
    4. Archidose
    5. Plataforma Arquitectura
    6. Tropolism
    7. Dezeen
    8. Edgar Gonzalez
    9. Jetson Green
    10. Subtopia
    11. Eikongraphia
    12. Anarchitecture
    13. Noticias Arquitectura
    14. Mirage Studio 7
    15. Brand Avenue

If you're an architecture fan, feel free to drop by any one of these quality sites.  I have many of them plugged into the feed right now.  But I must admit, I'm not an architect.  I am a construction and design enthusiast.  I hear architects say all the time, "Developers should go to architecture school."  Jetson Green is my form of research and school--the more I blog, the more I learn, and I rely on emails, comments, and trackbacks to understand the important principles relating to the architecture of sustainability. 

::UPDATE:: The list was revised to separate out individual and collaborative blogs.  Jetson Green moved up to #7 on the individual blogs list.  The above list is still the first attempt. 

December 16, 2006

Official Jetson Green Prodigious Commenter Contest

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I like people that leave comments.  Comment-ary adds color + perspective that I may not have otherwise considered.  The blogger over at geekwhat did a post about the Top 5 Reasons Why Blog Readers Don't Leave Comments, and I'm convinced there's some substance to what he's saying.  I also saw the Eco-Entrepreneur (his blog is down right now) give away his 700th post to whoever commented for the number that he guessed.  He guessed third, so the third commenter won.  So in the spirit of giving and encouraging eco-edification via comments, I'm inaugurating the Official Jetson Green Prodigious Commenter Award.  I will give away $25 to the 500th comment on Jetson Green.  Not necessarily on this post, but when we get to that point, you'll know...

Logistics:
First, we're already partly there, so who knows when #500 will come?  Second, I will provide payment to a paypal address or via mailed money order.  I'm no stiff, don't worry.  Third, comments do not include spam or hate.  These comments will be deleted and not figured into the mix.  Fourth, when you comment, your email is registered, so I will contact you via email.  Fifth, if I could muster up sponsors, I'd give that stuff away too...Maybe for round #2. 

Update: 4/2 - only at 177 comments. 

December 05, 2006

Kicking Out the Shouts: 10,000 Visits - Arigatou Gozaimasu

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Hey everyone, I justed wanted to kick out some shouts...over the weekend, the ole' blog passed the 10,000 visits mark (page views was a long time ago).  Since embarking on this crazy, edifying, never-ending social experiment, my perspective has changed and I've been influenced by the sustainable movement in a big way.  I thank you for that.  This is the 120th post, so I guess that means my posts average about 85 visitors??  Well, back in the early days, I think I'd get about 5-10 visitors, and now that's a lot different.  I know there are tons of blogs out there that get 10,000 or 100,000 or 1,000,000 visits per day, but I'm mighty proud of where Jetson Green is. 

So, I'm kicking out shouts to some of you blogs that keep traffic coming back.  Like I always say, keep commenting and sending emails.  I really enjoy interacting with you readers, whether you're spearheading a major PR company for green businesses or looking to build a green home in South Carolina, that's great with me. 

I look forward to the next 10,000 or 100,000 or 1,000,000 visits, and hope you stay along for the ride.  As Mike always says, "Keep it Contagious." 

October 01, 2006

September Green: Kicking Out the Shouts

Spacebox_development I can hardly believe another month of blogging has gone by, but it has.  I have links on my right sidebar of many blogs that I read, but I also receive significant stops from visitors from various blogs that I'd like to mention.  I'm going to list these in no particular order, but I must say that when I was mentioned on Treehugger, my traffic stats shot through the roof.  For those of you that are considering advertising there, I think it's a good idea! Here are some of the others:

  • LEED Boot Camp - this blog is laying out some seriously helpful pointers for those preparing for the LEED Accredited Professional Examination. 
  • EE/RE Investing - Tom has expert information for investors and has a firm handle on the energy investment sector.  Let's not forget that October 7, 2006, is the National Solar Tour of Homes day (one in each state, and Tom is helping with Colorado's tour). 
  • Dallas Progress - Officially named Best Political Blog of Dallas, Michael dubbed me the best sustainable building blog in Dallas.  Really though, he's talking about more than politics, he talks about development, real estate, and the economic future + safety of Dallas. 
  • Musing of an Eco-Entrepreneur - not much to say there...Shea's going green wild with entrepreneurial endeavors. 
  • Matrix - I was mentioned in the Carnival of Real Estate and several real estate readers dropped in to read a little. 
  • LA Green Living - they kicked out the shouts to Jetson Green in the Carnival of the Green #43; thanks, by the way.  Carnival of the Green stops by a different green blog on Mondays and is pretty good to read. 

That's about it.  I'm sure I missed someone, but that's why I'll have next month's "Kick Out the Shouts."  Until then, I look forward to reading what y'all have to say and hope we can get closer to having more modern + green buildings. 

         
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