Sunday, February 18, 2007

Green Search Engine

A search engine to feed your green environmentally conscious needs.

Green MBA graduates from Dominican University of California used Google's Co-op program to create this customized search engine. The engine for now uses about 4000 handpicked green websites to deliver results.

I think it is a brilliant idea, but definitely a work in progress. I tried searching for "Live Earth tickets". The results were not entirely relevant. Expanding Green Maven's search list is essential to deliver better results. With so many greenwashing scams out there, expanding that list will indeed be a delicate balancing act. Kudos & Best wishes to the Green Maven team!

Via: Conscious Choice

PS:
You probably have already heard about Al Gore & Kevin Wall's Live Earth initiative. A concert to raise global awareness on global warming. On 07/07/07, 7 concerts across 7 continents
Live Earth will use the global reach of music to engage people on a mass scale to combat our climate crisis. Live Earth will bring together more than 150 of the world’s top musicians for 24-hours of music from 7 concerts across all 7 continents. Live Earth will bring together an audience of more than 2 billion at the concerts and through television, radio, film, and the Internet. That audience, and the proceeds from the event, will create the foundation for a new, multi-year global effort to combat the climate crisis led by Vice President Al Gore. Kevin Wall, Worldwide Executive Producer of Live 8, is producing Live Earth.

All Live Earth venues will be designed and constructed by a groundbreaking team of sustainability engineers and advisors directed by John Picard. This greening team will address the environmental and energy management concerns of each concert site, as well as the operations of sponsors, partners, and other Live Earth affiliates.

Each venue will not only be designed to maintain a minimum environmental impact, but will showcase the latest state-of-the-art energy efficiency, on-site power generation, and sustainable facilities management practices.
Al Gore is fast becoming a super star! As I said before, "Run Gore Run"

6 comments:

maven said...

Thanks for blogging about Green Maven! My name is Joey Shepp and I am one of the founding members.

Green Maven is constantly adding pages, so if you have anything you think should be in the search engine, please contact us.

We've added several great links on Al Gore's "Live Earth" to the search so you should be able to find your tickets now!

Thanks,

Joey Shepp

Riot said...

Joey,

That was fast! Thanks!
You are right. There are several new results for "Live Earth tickets now". I was able to figure out that tickets are expected to go on sale mid March.

btw...I had a small idea. It would be really cool to have a green maven search widget. Bloggers would definitely add it to their sidebars. I know, I would

Wish you guys the best.

Alex M Thomas said...

Riot,

Thanks for the tip.

Yes, a very welcome initiative.

Anonymous said...

www.greenona.com is green search engine which provides clustered search results. It has a very simple user interface like google.

SeenGreen said...

a great idea for finding green related results, however for everyday searching made greener, there is a place for green search engines like searchgreener.com, which uses a black screen for lower emissions for your daily web searching, and then re-invests revenue in carbon offsets therefore offsetting the search engine - the green search engine for everyday use!

Anonymous said...

I really appreciate Green Maven and other green search engines. GreenLinkCentral.com lists Green Maven in it's human edited, high quality green search engine. Green Link Central is easy to use and provides interesting, select green articles. An emerging resource is it's Website Review blog to give people a preview of sites that may be of interest. Green site owners can also request a review.