Sunday, October 07, 2007

Blog Action Day - October 15

Bloggers Unite - Blog Action Day

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.

23 comments:

Phydeaux Speaks said...

Thanks for the heads up! I'm in.

KELSO'S NUTS said...

If I had any traffic, I'd do it. And I refuse to take a penny for blogging so I have no blog earnings. I'll do some research and pick an environmental charity which suits my sensibility and give some money there.

Sucks being a nobody. But that's the best I can do.

Mauigirl said...

Thanks, Phydeaux and Kelso!

Kelso, my traffic is negligible but I figure it'll give me something to blog about on October 15! ;-)

FranIAm said...

Thanks for informing us of this!

DCup said...

Thanks for letting us know about this.

Mary Ellen said...

Excellent! I'm always looking for ideas on what to write for the day. I'll add a post about the environment. Thanks for the heads up on this...looks like we'll all be busy doing the same, it will be fun to see everyone's take on this subject.

Robert Rouse said...

Thanks for letting me know about this, I will include your post in today's Blog World Report so even more will know.

Mauigirl said...

Great, thanks everyone! I think October 15 will be a good day for the environment!

sumo said...

Thanks for bringing it up too. I'll send it out there too.

Larry said...

Thanks for doing your part Mauigirl!

slouching mom said...

You are spot on about global warming. Today it's 87 degrees in Pennsylvania. That is just SO WRONG.

TomCat said...

Thanks, Maui. That should be easy enough. I often write about environmental issues.

Distributorcap said...

thanks for bringing it to my attention

i already have the subject picked out

and it was frigging 90 DEGREES in New York yesterday -- in October

HawaiiVacationGifts said...

What a great idea! I am in and will spread the word.

Figlet said...

You have such a thoughtful Blog. I'm so lucky to have found you.

Figlet said...

I mean - so lucky that you found ME.

Mauigirl said...

Great, glad to have brought this to everyone's attention.

And thanks, Figlet! I'm also happy to have found your blog!

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