Saturday, August 25, 2007

Bloggers of the World Unite

BLOGGERS around the world have been invited to join a mass blog effort for one day about a single most important topic: the environment.

“On October 15th, bloggers around the web will unite to put a single important issue on everyone’s mind — the environment. Every blogger will post about the environment in their way and relating to their own topic. Our aim is to get everyone talking towards a better future,” the organizers behind the Blog Action Day announced on their blog. As of this writing, the call has already attracted 1,358 blogs, the organizers said. A-list bloggers have already signed up first for this call to action, including Lifehack, Copyblogger, Get Rick Slowly, The Simple Dollar, and Zen Habits, among others. I have gathered from a Philippine Daily Inquirer feed that there are three ways to join this call to action: post an entry in your blog relating to the environment on Blog Action Day; donate your day’s earnings to an environmental charity; and promote Blog Action Day around the Web.

The blog posts of the day must be about the environment preferably as it relates to your blog theme if any. I am keen about writing one as it relates to the Philippines and the region, perhaps one that is politics-related meaning how government inaction affects the environment adversely.

The goal here is not to promote any one school of thought or viewpoint but to push the issue to the table for discussion. The environment was selected as 2007’s theme “both for the clarity of its importance and the undeniable urgency that issues like global warming and pollution have,” the organizers said. Blog Action Day was launched sometime in the first week of August 2007. So think up your green blog ideas now and tell the world.

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