Can 7,000 bloggers have an effect on climate change?

Beginning in 2007, “Blog Action Day” encouraged bloggers to blog on one day (October 15th) about one global issue, in 2007 it was the Environment, last year, “Blog Action Day-’08” was focused on the End of Poverty, and this year the focus is Climate Change. Check out the “Blog Action Day” website, and then check out 7,000+ bloggers all blogging for an end to Climate Change.


Blog Action Day Explained

Blog Action Day is an annual event that unites the world’s bloggers in posting about the same issue on the same day on their own blogs with the aim of sparking discussion around an issue of global importance. Blog Action Day 2009 will be the largest-ever social change event on the web. One day. One issue. Thousands of voices.

Here is the Rev. Bosco Peters, of “Liturgy that Works Blog” fame offering his Blog Action Day post

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  1. Here’s an update:

    Hey bloggers,

    October 15th is finally here and nearly 10,000 bloggers around the world are writing about climate change today for Blog Action Day 2009!

    At the stroke of midnight we got off to a great start when UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown surprised us with a Blog Action Day post on his blog saying that “climate change is the biggest threat to all our futures.”

    From there we have seen thousands of interesting posts from bloggers in 150 countries. The Official Google Blog provided a green tour of their campus, Gadling is featuring green travel posts all day, and Grist has a great round-up of some of the best posts thus far. Nonprofits including Oxfam, Greenpeace , 1Sky and TckTckTck have all put up new posts. Blog Action Day has been the top Google blog search today and CNN just wrote an article about us!

    Right now posts are pouring in constantly. It’s truly an impressive display and there’s too much going on to list it all in an email.

    You have to check it out yourself.

    You can follow all the latest posts and tweets on a new live stream on the http://www.blogactionday.org homepage. You can also get breaking updates and more in-depth information on the official Blog Action Day blog.

    If you haven’t posted yet, remember to include the words “Blog Action Day” in your post so that it gets pulled into the live feed on our homepage. If you are on Twitter, you can follow @blogactionday and use the #BAD09 hashtag in your tweets.

    Thanks to all of you who have already posted and to all of you who will throughout the rest of the day. If you haven’t, you can still register and participate today!

    This has already been an amazing day and the Blog Action Day team couldn’t be more impressed with how many bloggers from all parts of the global are coming together for such an important issue.

    Thank you so much,

    Robin Beck

    Lead Organizer

    Blog Action Day 09: Climate Change.

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