Having picked over the old bones of 2009 in Mairi's Best and Worst Review it's time to look ahead to the future. John Laumer kicks us off on an optimistic note with his Nine Hopeful Predictions For 2010, while Sara Snow cures our holiday hangover with the Best New Beverages of 2010, and Emma Grady keeps the style mavens happy with her 2010 Eco-Fashion Forecast. Let's find out what other green bloggers can see in their crystal balls for the year and even decade ahead.GreenMonk: 15 Green Predictions for 2010 by Tom Raftery
"It is the end of the year - that time of year when everyone rolls out their X Predictions for 2010 post and, in that regard, GreenMonk is not going to be any different! Well , maybe slightly different, some of the following predictions are more like hopes and aspirations on my part than likely outcomes!"
Inhabitat: Green Design Predictions for 2010! by Mike Chino and Jill Fehrenbacher
"Welcome to 2010! The start of the new year is the perfect time to reflect upon the past, make resolutions for the future, and think about what the new year will bring. With this in mind, we've asked several of our favorite designers, editors and all-around-big-thinkers for their green predictions for the coming year."
MNN: Top green building trends in 2010 by Melissa Hincha-Ownby
"As 2009 came to a close, I wrote about why I'm hopeful for a prosperous new year, from an environmental standpoint. Included in my list was the green building boom and how the industry will likely continue to see growth in 2010. Earth Advantage, a green building nonprofit organization based in Oregon, is also keeping their eye on the green building boom this year."
Triple Pundit: Top 10 New Green Ideas to Watch in 2010 by Kathryn Siranosian
"As part of their end-of-year Trend Report, JWT recently published "100 Things to Watch in 2010," an intriguing list of predictions based on the observations of the company's Trend Scouts stationed throughout the world....Of the 25 green items on JWT's list, we whittled it even further, creating this short list:"
Worldchanging: The Next Decade's Top Sustainability Trends by Warren Karlenzig
What trends are likely the next ten years? One thing for sure, 2010 through 2019 will be one day looked at as 1) the turning point for addressing climate change by using effective urban management strategies, or it will be remembered as 2) the time when we collectively fumbled the Big Blue Ball.