The criteria all winners had to meet is listed below:
1) Actively promote sustainable principles (recycling, zero waste, sustainability etc.)
2) Posts on average once per month
3) Has been noted by at least one other credible source for their "greenness"
4) Actively engages with readers either via their blog or their social profiles
5) Lives what they preach
6) Provides unique perspective and ideas
ICT manually reviewed over 500 blogs and narrowed it down to the winners. They searched out active blogs that not only "promoted" green living but lived it and interacted with readers regularly.
In part, the email we received from ICT stated:
We did our best to find active blogs that not only "promoted" green living but lived it and interacted with readers fairly regularly. We avoided blogs that were mostly news sites full of sponsored commercial links. Of course we fully support the use of sponsored posts, but some sites provide almost no value to readers other than SEO backlinks.
Your website was specifically chosen because of your unique approach of offering online classes to help people go green. Many blogs offer words of advice, few offer online classes! We were happy to include such a unique resource.
A major contributing factor to receiving this acknowledgement is because of our followers and readers. By collaborating regularly with my support team of experts throughout the fields of sustainable living, we are able to provide useful details toward saving money, energy, and our environment, when living a more sustainable life without sacrifice. I graciously extend my sincere thanks to all of you and ICT.
Bill Lauto , GTG
International Sustainability and Energy Consultant
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