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Update & Resource – Outcomes from “Blog Action Day”

Posted in Movements, Research by fedwards on October 23rd, 2007

Reported on the Planet Ark World News list by Alister Doyle was the story of “Thousands of Bloggers Unite in Blitz of Green Tips” following “Blog Action Day” on Monday, 15 October. The article stated that:

“Organisers of the Oct. 15 UN-backed “Blog Action Day” said about 15,800 sites had signed up and were offering ideas to millions of people via blogs, or online diaries, ranging from planting more trees to how to recycle plastics.

“Our aim is to get everyone talking towards a better future,” according to www.blogactionday.com.

The blogs are a new sign of concern about the environment, reflected in everything from a UN summit about climate change last month to the award of the Nobel Peace Prize to former US Vice President Al Gore and the UN climate panel on Friday.

The UN Environment Programme said that “by uniting the world’s blogging community, we can reach a combined audience of millions to raise awareness of the environment, get people thinking and trigger a global debate.””

To read the full article visit http://www.planetark.com/dailynewsstory.cfm/newsid/44847/story.htm

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