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Happy Blog Action Day

Held on Oct. 15th, Blog Action Day allows bloggers from around the world to unite online and write about climate change.

Just time for a quick post today, to let everyone know (if you didn’t already), that this is “Blog Action Day”, where more than 9,200 bloggers from 140+ countries around the world are talking about climate change.

Blog Action Day is being organized by Robin Beck, at Change.org. It’s an annual event. According to blogactionday.org, the aim is “raise awareness and trigger a global discussion.” Last year’s discussion was about poverty. This year, with the upcoming Copenhagen climate talks, climate change was an obvious choice for the subject.

Blog Action Day was started by Australians Collis & Cyan Ta'eed in 2007. That year they recruited more than 20,000 bloggers to take part. Numbers are obviously smaller this year, but every bit helps to raise awareness.

Some websites to visit on Blog Action Day: first, have a look at http://tcktcktck.org. TckTckTck is trying to mobilize support for a meaningful agreement on climate change at the December meeting in Copenhagen. A project of the Global Campaign for Climate Action in Montreal, TckTckTck  is run by Jason Mogus and his team at Vancouver-based Communicopia  (www.communicopia.com).

Other good environmental websites: grist.org, worldchanging.com, and, more locally, davidsuzuki.org

Happy Blog Action Day everyone!

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