Today is ‘Blog Action Day’: One Issue, Thousands of Voices

Posted on 15 October 2007. Filed under: Blog Action Day, Environment |

Bloggers Unite - Blog Action Day
Thousands of voices will speak out today – 15 October 2007 – for the environment for the first-ever Blog Action Day. This non-profit event, partnered by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), is an unprecedented call for bloggers around the planet to write about environmental issues on the same day.

Over 10,000 blogs are taking part in the event, and the incredibly diverse range of websites taking part is a powerful signal that the environment affects every one of us.: they include environmental blogs like “Greensavvy” as well as practical sites such as “Ask the career counsellor”, and they span the planet from “My Kiev Journal” to the “Indian cookery podcast”.

At the heart of this innovative idea is the message that by uniting the world’s blogging community, we can reach a combined audience of millions to raise awareness of the environment, get people thinking and trigger a global debate. The range of topics bloggers can write about is virtually endless: from green household tips to climate change, and from local pollution to major worldwide initiatives like the UNEP-led Billion Tree Campaign.

UNEP welcomes the simple yet powerful concept of Blog Action Day and calls on bloggers around world to participate. To find out more, go to Blog Action Day.

For more information, please contact

Nick Nuttall, UNEP Spokesperson, at tel: +254 20 762 3084, mobile: +254 733 632755, or e-mail: nick.nuttall@unep.org; or Anne-France White, Associate Information Officer, at tel: +254 20 762 3088, or e-mail: anne-france.white@unep.org.

The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) has launched a major worldwide tree planting campaign. Under the Plant for the Planet: Billion Tree Campaign, people, communities, business and industry, civil society organizations and governments are encouraged to enter tree planting pledges online with the objective of planting at least one billion trees worldwide during 2007.

Related articles on this blog:

Advertisements

Make a Comment

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

    About

    A blog created to cover environmental and political information in Kenya with a view to promoting POVERTY ALLEVIATION through creating awareness of the Millennium Development Goals

    RSS

    Subscribe Via RSS

    • Subscribe with Bloglines
    • Add your feed to Newsburst from CNET News.com
    • Subscribe in Google Reader
    • Add to My Yahoo!
    • Subscribe in NewsGator Online
    • The latest comments to all posts in RSS

    Meta

Liked it here?
Why not try sites on the blogroll...

%d bloggers like this: