Multiple awards for DeSmog in the 2008 Green Web Awards

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Roll out the green carpet!

DeSmogBlog has received 3 mentions in the 2008 Green Web Awards.

DeSmogBlog was named “runner-up” in the Climate Change Websites category, which is fine by us when you consider that the top 3 spots ahead of us were the UK government’s ActOn C02, the BBC‘s climate change site and the Greenpeace climate change site. 

DeSmogBlog received a third place prize for its work on exposing ExxonMobil’s greenwash on climate change. And the runner up in the greenwash category was none other than our new affiliate site Coal is Dirty – a site dedicated to exposing the “clean coal” industry myth. 

This is the first year of the Green Web Awards and the recipients were determined by surveying the opinions of the “web’s leading environmental bloggers and social media users.”

Thanks to all of you out there who contribute to DeSmogBlog with your comments, newstips and assistance – its all of your contributions that make this site what it is.

Onwards and upwards!

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Kevin is a contributor and strategic adviser to DeSmog. He runs the digital marketing agency Spake Media House. Named a “Green Hero” by Rolling Stone Magazine and one of the “Top 50 Tweeters” on climate change and environment issues, Kevin has appeared in major news media outlets around the world for his work on digital campaigning. Kevin has been involved in the public policy arena in both the United States and Canada for more than a decade. For five years he was the managing editor of DeSmogBlog.com. In this role, Kevin’s research into the “climate denial industry” and the right-wing think tank networks was featured in news media articles around the world. He is most well known for his ground-breaking research into David and Charles Koch’s massive financial investments in the Republican and tea party networks. Kevin is the first person to be designated a “Certified Expert” on the political and community organizing platform NationBuilder. Prior to DeSmog, Kevin worked in various political and government roles. He was Senior Advisor to the Minister of State for Multiculturalism and a Special Assistant to the Minister of State for Asia Pacific, Foreign Affairs for the Government of Canada. Kevin also worked in various roles in the British Columbia provincial government in the Office of the Premier and the Ministry of Health. In 2008 Kevin co-founded a groundbreaking new online election tool called Vote for Environment which was later nominated for a World Summit Award in recognition of the world’s best e-Content and innovative ICT applications. Kevin moved to Washington, DC in 2010 where he worked for two years as the Director of Online Strategy for Greenpeace USA and has since returned to his hometown of Vancouver, Canada.

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