As part of Eco-Libris' ongoing content partnership with Green Options Media, we feature a post that was originally published by Jake Kulju on July 16 on EcoLocalizer. Today's post is about a great new green website that provides a unique local service.
Rather, IzzitGreen.com, the new Boston-based web site is asking that question all over the city. Regular columns, reviews and business spotlights give information about how green the places Bostonians frequent really are.
Users can search for businesses by name, or they can search neighborhoods for businesses that are on IzzitGreen's green list. One of the web site's most helpful aspects is its "Guides" page. From pizza places to used bookstores, IzzitGreen posts information about the percentage of green businesses there are in each category, where you can find the ones that are green, and they go for the dirty details...or clean in this case.
For example, if you own a business in Boston, chances are that IzzitGreen has found out what kind of lightbulbs you use, whether or not you recycle any of the materials your business or your employers use and will have a comment on what working conditions are like. And that's just the beginning of the list.
A lively discussion forum will soon be debuting on the site. For now, all registered users are listed under the People section with varying levels of contact information.
OK, so this sounds good. A helpful web site that gives you green ratings of local businesses is a good idea. But IzzitGreen is a great idea because they also give reviews of how good places are from an experiential perspective. Just because it's green doesn't mean it's good, and IzzitGreen.com is one of the most comprehensive green review web sites that knows that.
The site plans to expand to other cities, so keep watching IzzitGreen even if you're from out of town.
image credit: photo courtesy of IzzitGreen.com