If you're on Twitter you are probably familiar with #ecomonday (if you're not, check out the Twittervore's Dilemma) a Monday tradition of recomending good eco-friendly tweeps. The problem is that the list of good green tweeps is long and people just blast out tons and tons of suggestions which is hard to keep up with. What's even worse is that spammers are starting to infiltrate the hashtag. I was blasting out tons of #ecomonday suggestions and for me I guess I didn't expect people to follow all my suggestions, it was more of a way of complimenting the tweeps that I like with a shout out but I will admit it is getting a little ridiculous.
There's a movement now to suggest just one or two users at a time and explain why they are follow worthy. I think this is a great idea so I've been gradulally refining my #ecomonday strategies and I have decided to feature a couple of the most outstanding people to follow here on gUP. There's far too many for me to hit so there's also the green tweeps directory I'm compiling (guarenteed no spammers!).
So without further ado, in my inaugural #ecomonday blog post I'd like to recommend two of the most outstanding treehuggers on Twitter...
David runs TheGoodHuman.com and tweets from the same name. His site has been around since 2006 so he's no newbie in the blogitat. He has over 4,600 followers and he manages to really engage with his friends and the community offering honest and thought provoking tweets. He's one of the nicest guys on the net and his tweets are productive and fun, but he also doesn't hold any punches. He tells it like it is, and doesn't let greenwashing or misinformation slide. David walks the sustainable walk better than anyone I know so when he Tweets you should listen.
Adam Shake (also at @adamshake) runs TwilightEarth.com and also tweets from the same name. Adam is leading the sustainability conversation on twitter with @TwilightEarth and their 17,670 followers. The only Green Twitter account I know that has more followers is @TreeHugger (also a great follow but I'll save that for another monday). I have a tough time keeping up with my 2,300 followers but somehow Adam is able to engage his community with thoughful, meaningful and useful Tweets. That is why he has so many followers. It's not from joining a "build followers" spam site, but from growing an organic following who appreciates his perspective and great green finds.