Greener World Media, an Oakland media company that will manage the publication of several green business Web sites, has raised more than $250,000 in a January seed financing, according to East Bay Business Times and VentureWire (sub required).

Joel Makower, a well-known writer and editor on green business topics, heads the company. The company publishes the sites GreenBiz.com, ClimateBiz.com and GreenerBuildings.com.

VentureWire reports:

Makower also co-founded and serves as a principal of Clean Edge Inc., a research and publishing firm focused on building markets for clean energy technologies…The angel financing for Greener World Media, first reported in the East Bay Business Times, will be used to expand coverage on the company’s existing Web sites, Makower said, but will also support the development of more targeted vertical content, as well as the creation of a social network for green business.