The Greenversations blog launched on Earth Day in 2008. Since then, we’ve shared 1,500 posts in 70 different categories and read almost 48,000 comments from people like you. As one of the past Greenversations managers, I’ve looked forward to hearing from many of our regular readers and could even tell which posts would evoke much interaction. I also know that many of our series (like Science Wednesday and the bilingual series authored by Lina Younes) had a following all their own.
So, after much thought and hard work we’ve decided to take “clippings” of this successful blog, plant them, and ask that you feed and care for them by reading and contributing to the conversations taking place. At the same time, we thought we’d freshen up the look, bring all of our blogs into the same design, and create a page where you can find everything in one place.
Greenversations is now officially the name of EPA’s family of blogs and discussion forums. You’ll notice some new features on all of our blogs. For example, we’ve made it easier to share posts on Facebook, Twitter, and by e-mail, and in other ways. You can also subscribe to each blog by e-mail, as well as to the entire Greenversations blog family on Twitter.
I encourage you to take some time to explore all of our blogs, and read and interact with other readers.
What you’ve known as Greenversations since 2008 is now “It’s Our Environment,” and we’ll continue sharing thoughts from EPA employees all over the country. Our existing blogs also now feature the new design:
- The Eco-Student (for students age 13 through grade 12),
- Healthy Waters for EPA’s Mid-Atlantic Region (about the next generation of water protection),
- Greening the Apple (about New York City), and
- State of the Environment Photo Project (where we feature your photos)
And now we’re launching new blogs:
- Environmental Justice in Action (a blog about efforts to achieve environmental justice in overburdened communities),
- It All Starts with Science (what used to be our Science Wednesday series), and
- Conversando acerca de nuestro medio ambiente (our new Spanish blog featuring Lina Younes, a popular author in Greenversations)
We’re excited to continue expanding our blog offerings, so thanks for reading along and sharing over the years! You’ve made Greenversations one of the most robust and groundbreaking government blogs. Please feed and care for these new seedlings, and we’ll see you in the garden!
About the author: Kelly Dulka works in the Office of Web Communications at EPA Headquarters in Washington, DC.