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12 Eco Info Websites You Should Know About

Info-packed websites to make caring for the earth an easy task - well beyond Earth Day

In my spare time, I read A LOT. Everything from non-fiction to fiction books to food blogs to technical articles about coding, and of course, websites that focus on sharing eco-friendly information. Keeping up with what's happening in the world of green is part of my job here, after all.

Depending on what type of information you are looking for, there is a website out there for you — you just need to do a little searching. If you need a little help heading in the right direction, keep reading because that is exactly what this post is all about!

This year, to celebrate the upcoming Earth Day, I've put together a list of informative websites (other than my blog, of course!) that give excellent tips and keep you up to date on all that's happening in the green world. Reading them will also make caring for the Earth an easy task - and one which goes well beyond Earth Day.

There are SO MANY amazing green websites and blogs out there, but, I had to narrow it down to just 12. No one has time for a list of 50 websites!

Here are some of the sites I have been reading for many years and some that are new to me, in no particular order.

Adria Vasil (Ecoholic)

Adria Vasil is the bestselling author of Ecoholic, Ecoholic Home, and Ecoholic Body. On her blog and her column in NOW Magazine she answers reader questions about everything from greening your food choices and finances to detoxifying your home. (Canadian)

Article to check out: How to make homemade eyeliner…without trashing the planet

Queen of Green

Lindsay Coulter is David Suzuki's Queen of Green. Her blog's goal is to answer your green living questions and offer tips to make your life easier on the environment. I like that her posts are short and to the point, perfect for busy parents looking to make a shift towards the greener side. (Canadian)

Article to check out: How to shop thrift and consignment stores

ecochick (aka: Shannon) writes a fun blog that covers everything from eco-friendly food, travel, fashion, style, kids, life and tons more. (Canadian)

Article to check out: Stay Sun Safe: Top Sunscreen Tips

Green Moms Collective

Site founder Sara, along with a few other contributors, share easy green tips and practical information all of us can use. (Canadian)

Article to check out: The 5-Step Home Detox Guide

Mommy Footprint

Suzanne's blog has been around ever since I started reading blogs, so...a long time! Her blog features helpful DIY's, recipes, going green tips, and general eco and health information. (Canadian)

Article to check out: Toilet Paper Roll Seed Starter DIY

Good Girl Gone Green

Stephanie is passionate about all things green and her content reflects that. (Canadian)

Article to check out: DIY Foaming Hand Soap

Jen and Joey Go Green

Jen describes herself as a "realistic environmentalist." On her family's journey to becoming more green, she shares the smart tips and tricks she is learning along the way. (Canadian)

Article to check out: Cast Iron Care for Really Busy People

Mother Nature Network

Mother Nature Network was created for "everyday people who simply want to make our world better." Here you'll find news on everything from health, lifestyle, green tech, food, and more.

Article to check out: 29 Ways to Repurpose Your Old Yoga Mat

Mind Body Green

This site delivers just what its name says: articles and news focused on your mind, your body, and being green. It's all about sharing info to help you live your best and most healthy life.

Article to check out: 5 Synthetic Carpet Alternatives For a Healthy, Sustainable Home


Grist writers cover stories on climate, energy, food, cities, politics, business, and green living. Their goal is to get people talking, thinking, and taking action.

Article to check out: Can I Recycle All These Plastic Food Wrappers?

My Plastic Free Life

Beth Terry's goal, through her website, is to help us live life with less plastic in it.  She shares her experiences going plastic free and shares tips to help us all do the same.

Article to check out: 100 Steps to a Plastic-Free Life

Eco Kids

This website is just for kids, but I thought I'd include it anyway since it's a really fun way to get them interested in being more green. Eco Kids is run by the same group behind Earth Day. The site is filled with eco-themed games, activities, contests and more. (Canadian)

Article to check out: Battery Recycling

That was just a sample of some of the top-notch eco websites. Do you have a favourite I didn't mention? Do you write an eco blog? Please share a link in the comments!

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