Sunday, October 07, 2007
Blog Action Day - October 15
I just became aware of Blog Action Day, which has been created to bring attention to the environment.
Here is what it's all about:
Bloggers can participate on Blog Action Day in one of two ways:
"1. Publish a post on their blog which relates to an issue of their own choice pertaining to the environment.
For example: A blog about money might write about how to save around the home by using environmentally friendly ideas. Similarly a blog about politics might examine what weight environmental policy holds in the political arena.
Posts do not need to have any specific agenda, they simply need to relate to the larger issue in whatever way suits the blogger and readership. Our aim is not to promote one particular viewpoint, only to push the issue to the table for discussion.
2. Commit to donating their day’s advertising earnings to an environmental charity of their choice. There is a list of "official" Blog Action Day charities on the site, however bloggers are also free to choose an alternate environmental charity to donate to if they wish. "
So far I haven't posted much about the environment, which happens to be something I feel very strongly about. When I came across this on BlogCatalog I thought it would be a good opportunity to write about this important issue and raise awareness about the environment. Naturally the Bush Administration will provide me with much fodder for my upcoming post. I just need to look into all the many, many things he and his cronies have done to gut our environmental laws, denigrate our national parks, and more.
As I sit here on October 7 with the outdoor temperature in the 80's, global warming also comes to mind as a good subject.
Hope you will join me and others in bringing this issue to the forefront.