Today is Blog Action Day and Financial Highway is participating in it. Bloggers around the world are participating by speaking about a single topic. As of this writing, 9,489 Blogs in 150 countries with an estimated 12,902,714 readers are participating today.
What is Blog Action Day?
Blog Action Day is an annual event every October 15th that unites the world’s bloggers in posting about the same issue on the same day with the aim of sparking discussion around an issue of global importance. Blog Action Day was founded by Collis & Cyan Ta’eed in the summer of 2007. With the support of their team at Envato in Australia as well as numerous volunteers, they recruited over 20,000 bloggers to write about the issue of Environment on October 15, 2007 – making the first Blog Action Day an immediate and quite unexpected success.
In 2009, Collis & Cyan asked the team at Change.org, the world’s leading blog network for social issues, to take over responsibility of Blog Action Day and expand its reach. We were honored to accept the offer. Preparing for Blog Action Day 09 has been a true team effort, and we would like to thank the many people who have made it possible, including Happy Cog West for the beautiful site design, Brian Potstra for the pixel-perfect logo, and Seth Brau for the awesome animated Blog Action Day 09 video.
What’s the theme for 2009’s Blog Action Day?
This year topic is climate change. It’s a broad topic, but I’m just looking at one thing we could do.
What can I do about climate change?
The answer is become informed. I found a few resources that can help out.
- Treehugger has numerous guides on how to ‘green’ your life up. It includes varied from recycling, water electricity, pet care, weddings, and much more.
- Make Me Sustainable has made it easy too with instructional information on people and businesses can become sustainable.
- Current TV has green-themed video journalism if you’re interested in following these topics.
Find other resources and be more aware of the environment around us. Recycling, carpooling, composting, reduce your garbage output, and switching to more green products in your home are just a few ways you can help out. Try to adjust your lifestyle and consume fewer resources.