Get interactive with edie live!

Our more regular readers may have noticed some changes going on at edie of late, as we seek to bring a wider range of material to the table and ask you to join the EDIE LIVE! party.

We've set up a new area of the site which allow users to communicate with each other so that they can share good practice within the environmental industries, talk through challenges and highlight the achievements they are proud of.

Alongside this is what we believe to be an industry first - a massive online conference which you can visit whenever you want, free of charge, without leaving your desk.

We've tracked down some of the best speakers in the business and asked them to make presentations which can be viewed at the click of a mouse. The audience can make public comments on these presentations or, in most cases, contact the speaker direct if they want to take the discussion further.

New presentations are being added all the time, so check the site regularly to get the most of it, and in the spirit of interactivity, we're also asking you to submit your own for consideration.

Our third new offering is edie TV, a selection of video interviews taking a look at the issues which are important to the sector.

For these, we've teamed up with ITN and used our own in house expertise to provide a wide range of footage covering everything from green building to low carbon transport.

Help edie gain recognition for this initiative

We think is bold, innovative and hopefully really really useful. It's now in the running for an online publishing award from - so if you agree that it's a great idea, please take a minute and tell the AOP judges - here's how to help:

1. Login to edie's networking community at: (click 'login', and enter you edie username and password)

2. Go to the Judges' profile page:

3. Click on the "send a message" button and tell the judges who you are, who you work for, and why you think edie is good - if you have a webcam, you can make this a video message - which would be even better (it's always nice to see real people)!

Tips for getting the most out of networking on edie

  • Change your username to your own name - so people can see who you are. You can do this at:

  • Build your own profile page - once you've logged onto you have your own profile page. You can add a photo, add a description to say who you are and what you do, put in a link to your own or your company's website. Those who make the effort to upload an image and change their user name from a random string of characters will also be rewarded with a higher profile, appearing in the members section of edie people.

  • Start a blog - if you have something to say, why not start your own blog on edie? If you don't feel like writing, just use a webcam and make it a video blog.

  • Use your description to say what your interests are and what you're working on now - you never know how useful it might be.

  • Use the message boards to communicate with the rest of the community

  • Join a group to meet people in your specialist area - suggest a group if there isn't one for you.

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