International Blog Action Day: the Environment

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Don’t forget that today is International Blog Action day for the Environment.  I’m not a regular writer on environmental issues, so rather than post something generic and/or sloppily researched, I’ll instead provide a roundup of articles and blog posts that are popping up all over the internet by far more qualified writers.  Check some of these out, give feedback to the authors to let them know you’re reading, and spread the word at sites that may not know about today’s Blog Action.

The internet is still a fledgling tool for activism, and whatever successes it has had have been modest at best.  Whether this kind of collective harnessing of powers can have any real impact remains to be seen, but it’s at least refreshing to see authors all over the world participating, sharing what they know, and trying to get their readers excited about an important cause.  At any rate, I hope you enjoy reading these as much as I have…

Start here: Blog Action Day Begins, by one of the organizers.  Freelance Switch has multiple posts up today, but that’s a good starting point about the background and organization.

A Sampling of Environmental Blogs:

– For the best environmental news, check out Truth and Progress (as always);

– Sustainable living, minimal environmental impact?  Check out Lighter Footstep;

– Regular discussion of energy issues at The Oil Drum;

– Weblog of nature writer Chris Clarke, Creek Running North;

– Essays and links at The Environmentalist;

– A good roundup of environmental sites from Blogger Buzz;

– A sampling of individual posts:

This isn’t even scratching the surface: there are literally thousands of posts scattered all over the internet.  You’ll find posts in Spanish, French, Arabic, Greek, Russian, etc.  Dive in, read up, learn a little something, and enjoy!

Thanks for reading.


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    • pico on October 15, 2007 at 22:31

    to the punch.  Check out his essay below, “$100 Oil on the Horizon?

    • lori on October 16, 2007 at 04:03

    Great roundup, pico. Even a few that escaped my attention. Get along, little doggies…

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  1. to go along with Blog Action day.

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