TreeHugger Tips: Max Gladwell on using Twitter's GreenStream

Last week I wrote about a new project we're starting here at TreeHugger — collecting all the great eco-tips from our readers. So far, we've shared three with you. Gary Vaynerchuk talked about carpooling. Lee Welles explained how it's important to play with kids outdoors to help instill a connection with nature in the younger generations. TreeHugger's very own Lloyd Alter shared his tip for preventing toilet paper clogging his composting toilet and we've got more great tips that we'll be sharing with you over the next few days.

This eco-tip comes to us from Max Gladwell, a site devoted to "social media and green living". In the video above, he walks through the greenstream channel on If you're unfamiliar with Twitter, you should check it out. It is a site that is used for what is often called 'micro-blogging' because posts on Twitter must be less than 140 characters long. Users are asked to answer the question "what are you doing?" however it is also often used as a way to share links and instant message between friends. You will only see updates from the people you choose to 'follow' and your updates will only be seen by those 'following' you.

@MaxGladwell, TreeHuggers Meaghan O'Neill (@msoeden), Jeremy Jacquot (@jejacquot) and myself (@christackett) are users, and there are TreeHugger and PlanetGreen accounts you can follow, as well (though, those last two are new, so nothing to read there just yet.)

If you're not a Twitter user, but would still like to see what 'green' things people are discussing in the GreenStream on Twitter, you can view those here.

Thanks again to MaxGladwell for sharing such a great tip!

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