This article is off topic, but it in aid of a very worthwhile cause.
I regularly read Lillie Ammann’s blog, as I find it very thought provoking, and it has a really nice little community of writers and commenters.
In a recent post, Lillie wrote about “Blog Action Day 2010: Water”. Blog Action Day is a site which aims to
“raise awareness and trigger a global discussion around an important issue that impacts us all.”
In the past it has focused on poverty and other causes, but this year it has focused on water.
I read Lillie’s post on Blog Action Day and as most of her posts do, it got me thinking. So I investigated Blog Action Day, and had a look at their site.
It seems to me, to be a very good idea, a blog specialising in promoting those really important issues, that it is easy to forget.
The official date was the 15th of October, so I have missed the deadline, but I think that it is still very important to raise this issue.
Please watch this short video and hopefully you too will appreciate this.
So what can you do? Raise awareness, that’s Blog Action Day’s main aim. Awareness leads to people helping, as without knowing that there is a problem, how can we possible help?
If you are a blogger, please seriously think about posting an article and promoting the word, as it is a good one. Don’t forget there will be another Blog Action Day next year, so you (and hopefully me) can be ready for that one!
“Every week, nearly 38,000 children under the age of 5 die from unsafe drinking water and unhygienic living conditions.”
Is that not a good enough reason to act?
Visit blogactionday.change.org for more details on the scale of the problem, and to find out how you can help.
UPDATE: I have also found an article about Blog Action Day, on another great blog of which I am a regular reader – AriHerzog.com. Please click Water Water Everywhere on Blogs Today to view Ari’s article. Well done Ari for promoting the word!