Who is EarthTechling?
We’re not a generalist technology blog, far from it. We are a clever mix of technologist and environmentalists, a journalistic movement with a clearly defined goal of bringing consumers to the intersection of technology and environmental advancement. We do this by elevating stories, thought leaders, and emerging thinkers in an effort to push to the surface the environmentally-focused technologies our readers should be thinking about.
We transcend politics in these efforts because the issues we deal with are too important. This is simply about doing what’s right for the world around us while advancing lives with the brightest, cleanest, and most sound technological advancements.
What is an EarthTechling?
An EarthTechling is someone with a focus on protecting the environment and the world around them while seeing many of the desired environmental advancements coming through innovations in technology. An EarthTechling believes that future achievements in global environmental causes will come through new and innovative technologies, outstretching the need to simply advance at all costs. An EarthTechling believes in tangibly supporting appropriate causes through education, information, volunteerism, donations, and other forms of civil support.
What’s it mean to be part of EarthTechling?
It means that you have a desire to take tangible steps to support the efforts described above. It means that you want to be part of technology advancements, and the reporting and education of such, to help drive these advancements while working to protect the environment. It means you want to support the cause. That you’re part of something bigger than yourself, bigger than this publisher, and as important as most other things out there. That you want to support the continued reporting, writing, and advocacy for technologies that help drive environmental advancement.
Become an EarthTechling!
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Other Information about EarthTechling.
The EarthTechling Team.
Nino Marchetti – Founder (Oregon)
Nino Marchetti is a green technology journalist with a passion for the environment. Previous to this though he had a career as a personal technology writer, having been published online and in print at CNET, Laptop, PC World, About.com and others. He has appeared on The Today Show as well as several regional television and radio programs to present technology gift guides and reviews. Nino has been interested in green causes for quite some time, including the Nature Conservancy, but never found just the right way to combine his skills and passion until EarthTechling came along. One of the first 20 employees at Yahoo!, he worked there from 1995 until 2000, before transitioning into journalism in 2002. He holds a B.A. from Sonoma State University in California. When not writing about green technology, Nino can be found looking for the next best restaurant, bar, or microbrew in Portland.
Jason Ridge – Vice President of Strategic Operations (Oregon)
Jason Ridge has more than eighteen years of strategic marketing experience. He’s spent the last several years with one of the leading digital marketing agencies in Portland, Oregon. Jason specializes in business development and strategic marketing, focusing on digital activation within social, mobile and emerging technologies. He’s a consummate technology junky. If it’s new, cool, or fringe, he’s got it, used it, or is thinking about it. He’s married, has three children and is just one really cool guy.
Pete Danko – Renewable Energy Editor (Oregon)
Sports columnist, newspaper desk guy, website managing editor, wine-industry PR specialist, freelance writer—Pete Danko’s career in media has covered a lot of terrain. The constant along the way has been a fierce dedication to knowing the story and getting it right. Danko has written on tech for Wired and HotWired, and his explorations of a broad swath of topics and issues have appeared in the San Francisco Chronicle, Mountain Bike, American Journalism Review, the New York Times and many other publications.
Beth Buczynski – Green Living Editor (Colorado)
Beth Buczynski is a freelancer writer and editor lucky enough to live in Denver, Colorado. Her articles appear on Care2, Inhabitat, and Ecosalon, just to name a few. Beth holds a Master’s degree in Public Communication & Technology from Colorado State University, and when not glued to her laptop enjoys brewing beer, skiing, and watching zombie movies. Follow Beth on Twitter as @ecosphericblog.
Randy Woods – Green Building Editor (Washington)
Randy Woods is a writer and editor with 20+ years of experience in the business publishing world. A former managing editor of Seattle Business, iSixSigma, Claims and Waste Age magazines, he has covered topics that include newspaper publishing, entrepreneurism, green businesses, insurance, environmental protection and garbage hauling (yes, really). He also contributes to the Career Center Blog for The Seattle Times and edits a photography magazine called PhotoMedia. When not working, he likes to hide out in Seattle movie theaters and attend film festivals—even on sunny days.