On 7 October 2010, Ava's Green Salon, a blog-based Berlin-American initiative for sustainability, will open its doors for the first time. American political scientist Steven Hill and Hans-Josef Fell, energy spokesperson of the German green party, will kick off a series of events bringing together experts, activists, and artists to discuss their ideas. Topic of the launch night is "Europe Energized?". Follow the jump below for a brief interview with Isabel Cole, the mastermind behind the project.
This sounds like a great idea, how did you come up with it?
|Photo: Karen Axelrad|
Why did you choose the blog format for your project?Early on we toyed with the idea of a more complex website where a wide range of American and German sustainability projects could present themselves and enter into dialogue... but for the time being we needed something simple and low-maintenance, and the blog format seemed to fit the bill. The idea is mainly to inform readers about articles/events/controversies/projects they might not otherwise be aware of. The English-German bilingual and translation aspect is important. The blog will also have an archive with materials on all past salon discussions.
Any female-run blogs on the issue you can recommend?Embarrassingly, nothing comes to mind... but then my knowledge is really very limited! I'm very new to the blogosphere and am just working my way in bit by bit. My impression is that most of the blogs and blog-like sites I've found on the topic so far, and linked to, are more male-dominated, but I hadn't really been thinking in gender terms. I'd be grateful for any recommendations of good blogs on sustainability issues, whether by men or by women!