Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Associated Content Launches "Green" Channel, Sponsored by SunChips

Happy Earth Day! Today, Associated Content launched an official Green subcategory under the Lifestyle section of The Green channel allows site users to visit content on all aspects of green living in a single location, all year round.
On this new Green living section, you can find practical advice on how to make your home more energy efficient, green spring cleaning on a dime, and, if you’re starting small, baby steps to a green world.

We're recommending articles by dozens of sources in the “Green: Source Spotlight.” Keep an eye out, your article might be featured!

Frito Lay’s SunChips brand is the official sponsor of the launch of this eco-fabulous new channel on AC. SunChips® believes in the power of small steps. That’s why they’ve started their journey to 100% compostable packaging by making 33% of their 10 ½ oz. size bags with renewable materials beginning this Earth Day. Now they’d like to inspire your small step.

Check out all the informative sites and content on AC’s official Green subcategory and get inspired!

Tell SunChips how you’d make your community greener, and you could receive $20,000 to make it happen. What’s your Green EffectTM?

Happy Earth Month! Remember to do your part, and if you need any tips, you know where to look!

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Lyn Lomasi said...

Love the new eco-friendly "green" look. I also have been enjoying the great content in the Green channel. I've always been about natural living and being more green with everything, so that category addition was great for me.

Thanks! :-)

michael thompson said...

This sounds great AC Laura but I do wish to leave one cautionary note of advice for potential contributors to this channel, which is a coincidence because I was just working on the topic. I did a book review (though not yet approved for posting) on Thomas L. Friedman's "Hot, Flat and Crowded: Why We Need a Green Revolution." Friedman made a point that made sense. He said he is irritated when he sees endless writeups involving "101 Easy Ways to be Green" or "10 Painless Ways to Save the Planet" or "50 Simple Things to Rescue the Earth." It's going to be harder than that, Friedman says, because we're all going to have to make major life changes and sacrifices. Is Friedman being overly dramatic? Regardless, it does seem true that maybe we can avoid "easy" and "painless" and "simple." Thanx AC Laura! ~~~ mike ~~~ p.s.: the book is a really good read, as is the website,, with various ideas discussed in a section called "Chapter 18."

Fabletoo said...

Really like the new 'green' channel - looks very cool. And I think it's great that all the eco-friendly articles have their own separate page, it's important in today's polluted world.

Just wish AC had left the green color for the whole site - much nicer than the blah blue :-)