Bloggers not only write and generate income, they have a social responsibility as well. Sometimes it needs reminding, especially when each one of us are immersed in the topics that makes our blogs click. Here’s an opportunity to contribute – for the fourth consecutive year, Blog Action Day is bringing together bloggers from over 100 countries for a good cause. This year, it’s all about clean water.
The earth might be covered with 70% of water, but only a small fraction of it can be consumed. And, this water is soon depleting with industries dumping their wastes (radio-active included) right into the existing water sources, and also the green house effect. Change.org – the website chosen to run this year’s social cause has estimated that 1 billion people across the planet don’t have access to clean, safe drinking water. That’s nearly one in eight people who are subject to preventable disease and death due to poor drinking water and unhygienic water for everyday needs. Approximately 4,500 children die each day from unsafe water and lack of basic sanitation facilities.
October the 15th is the day when all participating bloggers come together and write something meaningful on their blogs on raising awareness, brainstorming ideas that can generate more clean water and debate to spread the word. The objective of this day is to arouse people into conserving clean water, and look for opportunities to generate more clean water.
This is what you need to do to participate. Register your blog at the Blog Action Day site and contribute a post on October 15. If you have problems with topics you can pen on, there are resources for it too. If you don’t have a blog, sign the petition to support UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to continue working towards bringing water and sanitation to developing nations. If your arms could reach wide enough, towards the financial quarters, raise some funds to support the cause.
To follow action on this blogger movement, twitter is always a good host. @blogactionday is the account where all the updates, snapshots and interesting facts would be presented. To follow conversations, and to be a part of one, hashtag #BAD10 it is.