For a few weeks now I have had this little picture in my sidebar. It is a link to www.blogactionday.org. Blog Action Day is scheduled for October 15th…as in this coming Monday…as in the day after tomorrow.
The idea behind Blog Action Day is to get as many people talking about the environment, as possible. As of this morning, the Blog Action Day website has 12,316 blogs signed up to participate. These blogs are estimated to reach a worldwide audience of 11,284,000 readers!! Wow!
All you have to do, is write a post on Monday that is somehow related to the environment. It doesn’t have to be fancy. It can be anything at all really: funny, informative, serious…how about a book review? Or even a photo? The idea is to write in order to join a global conversation on October 15th.
If you decide to do it, you can register your blog here. The Blog Action people will post a link to your blog as a participant and add you to the other 12,316 involved blogs!
In order to get you all thinking about the environment, I found (via the Blog Action Day Resources page) an interesting little test to take which will calculate your personal or household environmental impact and compare it to the US average. Mine was scary. How’s yours? The test is at the Nature Conservancy website.
Congratulations to Al Gore and the UN Panel on Climate Change for winning the Nobel Peace Prize. If you haven’t heard yet, Al Gore and the UN Panel were jointly awarded the prize yesterday for their efforts to spread awareness of the effects of human-caused climate change and to come up with steps to counteract it.
The Nobel Committee announcement stated that Mr. Gore “is probably the single individual who has done most to create greater worldwide understanding of the measures that need to be adopted.” You can read the entire announcement here.
To quote another Nobel Peace Prize recipient (1964):
“Let us realize the arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice.”
– Martin Luther King Jr. (“Where Do We Go From Here?” speech, 1967)