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EcoWatch Expands Website to Reach All Shades of Green

For two years, EcoWatch has been reporting on the work of more than 1,000 grassroots environmental organizations worldwide and featuring insights of renowned environmental leaders. Next week EcoWatch will launch a website redesign and expand its content to include two new verticals, EcoLiving and EcoBusiness.

EcoWatch will remain true to its roots and continue to report on the news of the environmental movement and green efforts on college campuses through its EcoNews vertical.

EcoLiving will engage readers who are beginning to connect the dots between human health and the environment, and provide information on greening your home, growing your own food and living a biocentric lifestyle.

EcoBusiness will celebrate social enterprise, feature entrepreneurs and incubators creating the products and green jobs of tomorrow, and promote innovative products that are changing the world. EcoWatch is also launching an online store with thousands of green products to help people lead a healthier and more sustainable lifestyle.

As environmental and health issues become more prevalent, it is the media's duty to inform readers on the most critical issues impacting the planet and the well-being of future generations. EcoWatch will continue to be at the forefront of cutting-edge news that educates and motivates readers to engage in protecting human health and the environment. 

I encourage you to stay connected with EcoWatch by signing up for our Top News of the Day and Most Read News of the Week emails, and liking us on Facebook and following us on Twitter.

Twenty-three years ago I began publishing environmental news to encourage people to become conscious of their impact on the Earth. My goal has always been to reach a broad audience with this message. The expansion of the EcoWatch website will provide the ideal platform to achieve this goal.

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