Nuclear energy advocates can add their voice on the topic of climate change
Blog Action Day, Oct 15th, 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.
Climate change affects us all and it threatens more than the environment. It threatens to cause famine, flooding, war, and millions of refugees.
Given the urgency of the issue of climate change and the upcoming international climate negotiations in Copenhagen this December, the blogosphere has the unique opportunity to mobilize millions of people around expressing support for finding a sustainable solution to the climate crisis.
You are encouraged to write on your blog about climate change in the context of how it relates to the topic of your blog.
Nuclear energy bloggers have plenty of opportunities to participate in this event. Nuclear energy is a carbon emission free source of base load power. That's a terrific topic and springboard for action related to the event. Please think about writing your own blog post on this issue.
Also, you can sign up and put a badge on your blog, like the one here, showing your participation in the event. Here are a few other things you can do online.
Link to other nuclear bloggers
- Write to President Obama and tell him to support increases in loan guarantees for new nuclear power plants.
- Write to your Representative or Senator and tell them to support climate change legislation and to include a robust nuclear title in it.
- Sign up for the Nuclear Advocacy Network on Linkedin
- Subscribe to an RSS feed at Clean Energy Insight
- Check out any of the nuclear energy blogs on the blog roll here.
- Put up your own blog post and offer your ideas.
Ideas for any blogger
If you don't blog on nuclear energy, here are a few more ideas.
To help you start thinking, here are a few ideas about how you might connect climate change to things that you might already write about:
A Health or Lifestyle blog might write about how climate change will affect our children's health and daily living.
A Nonprofit or Political blog might write about how climate change is deeply connected to many other issues - such as poverty and conflict.
A Design blog might write about new trends in eco-friendly or sustainable design.
First and last, the purpose of Blog Action Day is to create a discussion. The idea is for bloggers to take a single day out of their schedule and focus it on an important issue.
By doing so on the same day, the blogging community effectively changes the conversation on the web and focuses audiences around the globe on that issue.
From the smallest online journals to huge online magazines, Blog Action Day is about mass participation. Anyone is free to join in on Blog Action Day and there is no limit on the number of posts, the type of posts or the direction of thoughts and opinions.
What if you don’t have a blog?
Sign the Tck Tck Tck campaign's "I am ready" pledge supporting an ambitious, fair and binding climate agreement in Copenhagen this fall: www.
Register for the 350.org International Day of Climate Action October 24:
Learn and act with The Nature Conservancy's Planet Change site: c
Watch and help promote Current TV's green-themed video journalism
Support strong climate legislation in the US by making calls to your Senators with 1Sky: 1 sky, one future, one chance
Put yourself on the Vote Earth map and upload your photos, pictures and weblinks to show the world future you want to see:
Add your personal story and tell the world what you will miss the most when you lose it to climate change with the United Nations Foundation Climate BoardVideo - Blog Action Day # # #