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UPDATE: Vote often for Climate Progress in TreeHugger’s Best of Green Awards

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I’m updating this post because I now see you can vote every day (!) for Climate Progress in TreeHugger’s Best of Green Awards.

You’ve got a whole ‘nother week (through April 2) to vote for CP in the category of Best Political Website.

Sure, you like the insider’s view of climate science, solution, and politics delivered every day to you for free.   But the other nominees are pretty darn good, too.

Why should you vote for CP?  Well, set aside all issues of merit, look at the competition, and vote strategically:

  • Mother Jones’ Blue Marble.  Great website.  Mostly the work of the impeccable Kate Sheppard.  But you can — and should — vote for her for Best Twitter Feed.  She’s like the Meryl Streep of climate blogging with these two nominations.  And everybody knows that Best Twitter Feed is the more sought after award, the one that brings in the big endorsement contracts.
  • NRDC’s On Earth. Another must-read website, from the distinguished Natural Resources Defense Council, home to many great environmental champions.  But you can — and should — vote for NRDC for Best Watchdog Organization.  Who barks louder than NRDC?  And everybody knows that Best Watchdog Organization is the more sought after award, the one that brings in the big donor contributions!
  • NYT’s Dot Earth.  I know what your thinking, but here’s the thing.  If Revkin wins, people at the New York Times might start to ask themselves why is he nominated for Best Political Website.  Is he getting all political, now?  You see, it wouldn’t do his career any good at all.  Plus — and here’s where we cue the music — these blogs really aren’t about the writers.   Blog writers are a dime a dozen.  There are 100 to 200 millions blogs worldwide.  It’s the commenters who make the blog — you!  You don’t want to vote for Dot Earth’s commenters, do you?  ‘Nuff said.

Click here to vote.

[NOTE:  This was originally posted March 10th, 2010 at 8:08 pm.]

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14 Responses to UPDATE: Vote often for Climate Progress in TreeHugger’s Best of Green Awards

  1. You just received my vote. :)

  2. Will Koroluk says:

    And mine. Lots of good reasons, not least being your ability to stay on message.

  3. Wit's End says:

    I seldom agree with Tom Pie In The Sky Suck On This Friedman Unit, but you ARE indispensable. I’ll vote every day!

  4. FishOutofWater says:

    Why is Andy getting all political? Is it his journalistic training to be “fair and balanced”? You tempt me to vote for him so that his bosses wonder why he has become political.

    Andy has moved into reporting the (manufactured) controversy instead of reporting the science.

    The science bashers have taken over his comments section.

    His blog has degenerated.

    Isn’t that a good reason to vote for it as political?

    Your blog is good because it reports on the science.

  5. Gil Friend says:

    As impeccably reasoned as your climate writing, Joe. You got my vote!

  6. Andrea says:

    Happy to vote for you every day as well. :) I read you almost every day and constantly forward posts to friends and colleagues. Thanks so much for writing it, and good luck!

  7. Douglas says:

    You got my vote!

    … and Joe I just sent you an email. Hope you have a chance to read.

  8. prokaryote says:

    Strange vote, don’t know most of the names on the list, when i choose CP and click vote another vote with fashion appears … uhm ;)

  9. substanti8 says:

    After I cast my vote, treehugger sent me to another poll.  This one asked me to choose my favorite brands and fashions.  But consumerism is probably the greatest CAUSE of the climate crisis.

    When are people going to get a %^*#ing clue?  We are NOT going to save the world through the same capitalist system that got us into this mess in the first place.  When Wall Street and the advertising industry collapse, then you’ll know we’re finally making climate progress.

  10. john atcheson says:

    Got mine, of course — best climate blog on the web.

  11. Leif says:

    It is hands down, Joe. Thumbs up for you and yours!

  12. substanti8 says:

    Here’s more about TreeHugger and its parent corporation – Discovery Communications – in this post on ecorazzi:

    “Consumers can easily be caught up in the perceived eco-glow of companies like Discovery Communications (which owns TreeHugger, PlanetGreen and Animal Planet) because their business revolves around promoting appreciation for our planet’s resources, however, the same study revealed the seemingly green media trinity is almost exactly in line with Viacom (which owns MTV, Comedy Central and creates Paramount Pictures flicks) in terms of their environmental impact ratio.”

    And this gem was just posted today:

    “Discovery Communications formally announced today that they’ve acquired 8 episodes of Sarah Palin’s new nature documentary series …”

  13. Leif says:

    substanti8, #12; A quandary. Oh what to do now? Suggestions fearless one?
    Why cannot life be straight forward?

  14. mark says:

    voted before, will vote daily now.

    thanks.