Thursday, October 15, 2009

Blogging about climate change

Today is Blog Action Day ’09 – focused entirely on the issue of climate change.  Thousands of bloggers around the world are devoting their blog entries today to this crucial topic.  Here is the purpose according to the website:
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.
Sometimes, the issue of climate change sometimes seems more one for my children than for me.  But that is stupidly selfish, of course – every action that I take today affects the quality of my life and everyone around me, today and well into the future.  Even small little steps (using less electricity, driving less, seeking out more ways to improve our physical environment) are going to add up along with those of everyone else.

One of my small efforts is to drive a hybrid car - it's a Honda Civic.  I get better gas mileage than I might otherwise, but I also get the satisfaction (which I really do feel) of knowing that I am having a bit of an effect in reducing the damage we all cause by driving.

Google has a good post on the Official Google Blog about its green efforts at the Mountain View headquarters.

Today is a good day to think about you can have an impact, too.

(BTW - thanks to Alice for telling me about Blog Action Day ’09)

1 comment:

  1. no problem Joe! I bet that HOV sticker on that hybrid didn't hurt either. :)


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