To our loyal readers, thank you for your continued interest in GreenBean. As I prepare for my own career transition, I have focused the last several months on making GreenBean a more sustainable site – our own operations need to be as sustainable as the projects we cover!
I am pleased to announce that although I am leaving Chicago, GreenBean will continue to thrive and grow with a new team. I will remain as Publisher and Founder. Wendy Berger Shapiro, President of WBS Equities, LLC, will join me as Co-Publisher and Managing Editor.
Among our goals over the next 30 days will be to publish reviews of several new projects. We know you’ve been awaiting more content and will keep the projects coming during this transition period.
We will also continue to build the GreenBean team. By the end of summer we will launch an enhanced version of the site which will include more green resources, a directory of professionals, and links to important information about the Chicago-area green community. This content will complement our core mission of providing a trusted, reliable, insider’s perspective on local green building projects.
If you are interested in writing reviews of projects, researching technologies or contributing to the growth of GreenBean, please send an email with your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We look forward to your comments, ideas, and more great projects!
The time has come for me to admit that I must put additional posts to GreenBean on hiatus for the next couple months because of a confluence of events. In May I will be leaving the City of Chicago and in June I will be joining Transsolar Climate Engineering. I'll be relocating to Stuttgart, Germany for 6-12 months, then to New York City. In addition to this, we're expecting our first child in April.
Between preparing for the move, selling our home, preparing for baby, wrapping things up at the City, and studying German, there isn't time left in the day (or weekend) for GreenBean.
I'm looking for a committed individual (or individuals) to take over daily operation of GreenBean. I've really enjoyed making this contribution to the green building community for the last two years, and hope the site can keep going as I transition to a new life stage. I'm imagining one or two more senior or experienced folks serving as editors of the site overall, and a larger group of writers contributing posts.
If you are interested in joining this transition team, please email me.
With the busy holiday season here, it is painfully obvious how the pace of our posts has slowed. On top of that, earlier this year we lost our suburban contributor to New York City. So, we're renewing the call to action! Volunteer for GreenBean and help us expand the scope and depth of our coverage!
Candidates should be knowledgable of the suburban green building market, have sufficient technical expertise to evaluate the validity and novelty of green building claims, and be capable of preparing concise but insightful project analyses. If that sounds like you, please submit a writing sample and qualifications no later than January 18, 2008 to Erik Olsen.