Blogging for the environment - 15th October

For those of you back after the rugby-ising of the blog, welcome home.
For those still popping along (via RSS I suspect) because you've been hooked in by the rugby, stay a while and chat to the others.

And for everybody from all camps - what the hell is that logo Mike??

Well, as Blogger itself tells you, it's the one day in the year when I actually write about a subject because someone has asked me to. The idea is that once a year on October 15th (a week from now) it is Blog Action Day, and the theme this year is the environment.

If you have a blog and want to join in, all you have to do is use that day to post something related to the environment, in whatever way, shape, or form you prefer AND, let spread the word. The idea here is to have a mass effect on public awareness by sharing as many ideas in as many ways as possible.

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.

Other ideas include:
  • pick an environmental issue that has meaning for you and tell us all why it's important;
  • organise a beach or neighbourhood cleanup and blog about it;
  • give us a story with an environmental theme.
If you're game for participating, go register your blog with the 7,000+ other blogs (with 5 million readers!) that are already signed up. Also, see the Blog Action Day blog for more on how bloggers can change the world.


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