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Blog Action Day

Blog Action Day

Update: Google’s participation in Blog Action Day detailed here

Thanks to my dad, I learned that today is blog action day. The idea behind blog action day is to raise awareness about environmental issues. The idea was conceived by three bloggers. The tagline is:

What would happen if every blog published posts discussing the same issue, on the same day? One issue. One day. Thousands of voices.

I registered this site, ahelms.com, and committed to post something related to the environment today even though I had no clue what to write about. Environmental issues are very complex and to be honest, none are near or dear to my heart. Even so I try to be a good steward of this earth and benefit my own quality of life. I think that making environmental issues a part of the collective consciences is a big part of the battle.

So I will share the very few energy-saving guidelines I follow simply in hope that you will consider what you do to care for the environment.

  • I recycle. For $30, Dekalb County picks up recycled paper and plastic once a week.
  • I use commuting alternatives like public transportation and carpooling.
  • I work from home three of four days every week.
  • My thermostat is set to 78 in the summer (which is so hot) and 68 in the winter.
  • I don’t water my garden when there are water restrictions.
  • I don’t shower frequently.

Kidding. Seriously, for every five conscientious measures I take there are probably 10 things I should improve on. As I learn, I’ll adjust.

ahelms.com » Blog Action Day: Call + Response said,

October 15, 2008 @ 5:57 am

[…] force issues into the collective conscience.  Last year, the first year for Blog Action Day, the topic was environmental issues.   This year nearly 10,000 blogs, which reach 10 million readers, have committed to publish posts […]

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