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The following are 150+ Twitter hashtags that can help you gain Twitter followers interested in cleantech, sustainability, green building, climate change and other green topics. Using hashtags on Twitter can help you to grow your business, build your green brand, raise awareness about your cause, build your reputation, and more.
With more than 110 million registered users, Twitter is without a doubt one of the most far reaching and effective social media tools on the web. A great number of people involved in sustainability, cleantech, conservation, green building, or some other area in the green space are pretty active on Twitter. So, if you are seeking to build your reputation, grow your business or create awareness about something you are doing in this arena, you need to get active on Twitter. One of the best tools you can use to succeed on Twitter are hashtags. Hashtags are great for adding additional context to your tweets, by prefixing specific keywords in or after the tweet with a hash symbol: #hashtag.
Hashtags categorize tweets, which makes them more findable. With an average of 55 million tweets a day, sifting through the noise can be close to impossible. Hashtags enable users to zero in on specific topics that they are interested in and find others with similar interests. It’s best to use the more popular hashtags to gain the most attention to your tweets. You can check to see which hashtags are used the most in your topics of interest by tracking them on Hashtags.org , which provides graphs and hour-by-hour information on hashtag usage. http://hashtags.org
See three examples of how to use hashtags in your tweets below:
There are a number of ways that hashtags can enhance your twitter experience. By making your tweets more findable, you will get more followers. For instance, I tweet a great deal on sustainability. When I do, I use the #sustainability hashtag. It has made it easier for people interested in sustainability to find us so we get a great number of followers who are interested in sustainability.
Hashtags are also good at helping users build a reputation on a specific topic, create or join conversations with others in your green areas of specialty, promote a new product, build awareness about a cause, get the word out about an event, and alert people about a new blog posts or current events,the list is growing.
Below is an alphebetized list of 150+ green hashtags that I compiled that will help you get connected to the global green Twitter community. Included are hashtags on the following topics, corporate social responsibility, smart grid, energy storage, green data centers,solar power, wind power, bio-energy, water conservation, climate change, sustainability, green building, social enterprise, conserveration, green living, cleantech, etc. While I have tried to be thorough, the Internet is evolving at a hyper speed. If I missed an important green Twitter hashtag, post your additions in the comments section below.
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#ev – Used for tweets on cars and other vehicles propelled by a motor powered by electrical energy from rechargeable batteries or other source onboard the vehicle, or from an external source in, on, or above the roadway. This often refers to vehicles powered by batteries, fuel cells, photovoltaic power, hydrogen,or hybrid vehicles.
#grid – This hashtag is used for tweets on the smart grid, which is the delivery of electricity from suppliers to consumers using two-way digital technology to control appliances at consumers’ homes to save energy, reduce cost and increase reliability and transparency. (See also #smartgrid)
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While I have tried to be comprehensive, however I am sure I may have missed some. If you know of a green Twitter hashtag that you believe our site visitors would be interested in or you are starting a new green Twitter hashtag, please add them to the comments section below, so that they can be made aware of them. Check us out next week when we post a list of green Twitter Memes, which are special days of the week in which green Tweeters introduce you to notable tweeters on special green topics they thing you should follow. Two weeks from now, we will be posting a list of green Twitter chats that take place on a regular basis.
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Tracey de Morsella started her career working as an editor for US Technology Magazine. She used that experience to launch Delaware Valley Network, a publication for professionals in the Greater Philadelphia area. Years later, she used the contacts and resources she acquired to work in executive search specializing in technical and diversity recruitment. She has conducted recruitment training seminars for Wachovia Bank, the Department of Interior and the US Postal Service. During this time, she also created a diversity portal called The Multicultural Advantage and published the Diversity Recruitment Advertising Toolkit, a directory of recruiting resources for human resources professionals. Her career and recruitment articles have appeared in numerous publications and web portals including Woman Engineer Magazine, Monster.com, About.com Job Search Channel, Workplace Diversity Magazine, Society for Human Resource Management web site, NSBE Engineering Magazine, HR.com, and Human Resource Consultants Association Newsletter. Her work with technology professionals drew her to pursuing training and work in web development, which led to a stint at Merrill Lynch as an Intranet Manager. In March, she decided to combine her technical and career management expertise with her passion for the environment, and with her husband, launched The Green Economy Post, a blog providing green career information and covering the impact of the environment, sustainable building, cleantech and renewable energy on the US economy. Her sustainability articles have appeared on Industrial Maintenance & Plant Operation, Chem.Info,FastCompany and CleanTechies.
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