24 November 2004

Why Blog? and Why "The Green Skeptic"?

My name is Scott Edward Anderson. I'm a poet, conservationist, and father (not necessarily in that order) and am new to blogging. I feel the need to answer two questions: the first, "Why blog"? and the second, "Why The Green Skeptic"? The answer to both questions is rather simple: I have been contributing to GreenBiz.com as a columnist for the past few years and want to expand my reach beyond the environmental business community. As "The Green Skeptic" I propose to create a web voice that is at once environmentally concerned, while remaining skeptical about our methods of communication and action. My blog will explore current environmental issues in a pragmatic fashion, debunking environmental myths, while supporting market-based solutions that compliment actions taken both locally and globally.

A bit more about me: I was a Concordia Fellow and poet-in-residence at the Millay Colony for the Arts in November 2002. My poetry received the Nebraska Review Award in 1997 and the Aldrich Emerging Poets Award in 1998 and has appeared in the Alaska Quarterly Review, Blueline, The Cortland Review, Cross Connect, Earth's Daughters, Isotope: A Journal of Literary Nature & Science Writing, Nebraska Review, River Oak Review, Slant, and Terrain: A Journal of the Built and Natural Environments, among other publications. Interested readers can find more about my poetry and essays at scottedwardanderson.com.

As mentioned above, I write columns for GreenBiz.com: The Resource Center for Business, the Environment, and the Bottom Line. I have also reviewed poetry in such publications as The Philadelphia Inquirer and The Bloomsbury Review. I've been a contributing editor with Painted Bride Quarterly and am one of the founding editors of Ducky Magazine, as well as the author of a book of natural history called Walks in Nature's Empire, published by The Countryman Press. I currently serve as Director of Resources for The Nature Conservancy's Global Priorities.

The views expressed on "The Green Skeptic" blog will be my own and do not necessarily represent the views of my employer or any other organization or entity with which I am affiliated.

I hope this blog will encourage dialogue about how we live on the earth and how we protect it.

Happy Thanksgiving.

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