Blog Action Day: Bloggers Unite for the Environment
What would happen if every blog published posts on the same issue, on the same day?
For that one day, we could change the global conversation, raise awareness and act together to create a better world.
I was humbly invited by Collis, one of the brains behind Freelance Switch, to join this wonderful initiative and have also agreed to pass the word around to you dear Design Sojourn readers. So here it is from their website saying it better than I can:
On October 15th – Blog Action Day, bloggers around the web will unite to put a single important issue on everyone’s mind.
In its inaugural year, Blog Action Day will be co-ordinating bloggers to tackle the issue of the environment.
What Each Blogger Will Do
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.
And that’s it.
If they choose bloggers can also promote the initiative itself. However they are also free to simply post on topic on the right day or discreetly donate to a charity without publicizing Blog Action Day.
As a participant of this initiative, I have decided that I will write an article on “green design” as well as pledge the day’s earnings of this blog. Unfortunately its not a lot of money, but at least I get to do my part!
So please do consider joining up, as well as passing the word along if you have a blog? If you need any more information or want to sign up, please visit the official Blog Action Day Website, or email collis [at] eden.cc.