Blogs and Authors

People passionate about sustainability are here to share their thoughts! Below you can find information about authors and blogs having much to share about sustainability within the various secs of industry they specialize in.

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Paul Hawken is an environmentalist, entrepreneur, journalist, and best-selling author.  Ecology of Commerce (1987) was considered the most important book on business and the environment.  He also has started many sustainable companies ranging from graphic arts to garden supplies.


Hazel Henderson “is a futurist, evolutionary economist, a worldwide syndicated columnist, consultant on sustainable development, and author of Beyond Globalization.” Henderson’s greatest contribution to the sustainability movement has been to make the public aware. She has touched all aspects of the media from the most prestigious newspapers and journals around the world to now a new television show “Ethical Marketplace.”



Jim Hightower is a Texas author/commentator and is one of the nation’s leading progressive critics of the current administration. He frequently pokes fun at decisions and actions of the Bush administration for their failure to think beyond the immediate impact. This site is both informative and witty.


Paul Krugman is an economist and a columnist for the New York times. He is frequently critical of the administration for their failure to consider the long term consequences of their actions. For additional information also visit This Site.



Daily Green – Newsletter that provides resources for consumers interested in making sustainable choices for food, energy, and the environment; site has news, tips, blogs

Development Crossing is a shared-intelligence network of professionals working together to solve common challenges, exchange ideas and capitalize on the collective wisdom of other experts around the world. The site enables users to create profiles, manage blogs and discussions, create groups and events, and directly connect with each other around the topics of corporate social responsibility and sustainable development.

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Enact (Madison) EnAct is a program that brings people together to help one another live more eco-friendly lives. This blog provides Madison residents useful tips and resources for changing habits to live with a lighter footprint.

The Go Green Blog is a great place to find information and facts about the environment. You can also learn easy tips & tricks, as well as find some awesome eco-friendly products to incorporate into your everyday routine to make your lifestyle a Green one.


Grist is a non-profit organization for independent environmental journalism with a sense of humor; site has news, blogs, podcasts.

Joel Makower’s Two Steps Forward Joel Makower is a well-respected voice on business, the environment, and the bottom line. He brings to his blog a clear understanding of the opportunities and challenges facing mainstream companies as they try to address environmental issues in a way that drives bottom-line performance and topline growth. The Associated Press has called him “The guru of green business practices.”

Marc Gunther’s The Business of Sustainability Marc Gunther is a veteran journalist, speaker, writer and consultant whose focus is business and sustainability.  He is a contributing editor at FORTUNE magazine, a senior writer at and a lead blogger at The Energy Collective. He’s also a husband and father, a lover of the outdoors and a marathon runner. This is one of two blogs that Tom follows religiously!

New York Times Green Inc. is a specialty website through the New York Times focusing on energy, the environment, and the bottom line.  This site provides breaking green news and a blog.

Sustainability Forum is a global blog discussing a wide a range of Sustainability issues such as environmental protection, corporate responsibility, climate change, sustainable living and many related topics. Members have the opportunity to discuss, share information and news on a wide range of topics as well as network with likeminded people.