Today, October 15, is the Blog Action Day, an annual event that unites the world’s bloggers in posting about the same issue on the same day. By doing so, the blogging community effectively changes the conversation on the web and focuses audiences around the globe on that issue.
Blog Action Day was founded by Collis & Cyan Ta’eed in the summer of 2007. With the support of their team at Envato in Australia as well as numerous volunteers, they recruited over 20,000 bloggers to write about the issue of Environment on October 15, 2007 – making the first Blog Action Day an immediate and quite unexpected success.
This year’s theme is climate change. Climate change threatens all of us. Small increases in average global temperatures can have devastating consequences such as rising sea levels, loss of Arctic habitat, extinctions, increasingly intense hurricanes, and drought and famine.
Fortunately, we can make a difference.
On September 30, 2009, Senators Barbara Boxer and John Kerry introduced the Clean Energy Jobs and American Power Act, which requires that the United States reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 20% by 2020. Our senators, Mark Pryor and Blanche Lincoln, are sitting on the fence about the bill. Several Arkansas conservation groups have been working hard to change that.
Do you support the federal climate change bill? If so, here is a list of 5 easy things you can do to support Clean Energy Jobs and American Power Act:
- Join Arkansans for Clean Energy Jobs Facebook page! Visit: http://www.facebook.com/home.php#/pages/Arkansans-For-Clean-Energy-Jobs/129866993202?ref=ts
- Sign a postcard urging Senators Lincoln and Pryor to support the Clean Energy Jobs and American Power Act. Postcards are available at the offices of Audubon Arkansas (4500 Springer Blvd., Little Rock 72206), Sierra Club – Arkansas (1308 W. 2nd, Little Rock 72205), and Repower America (1401 W 6th. St. Little Rock, 72201 )
- Write to your local newspaper saying that you support Clean Energy Jobs and American Power Act.
- Call or email Senators Lincoln and Pryor. You can reach Senator Lincoln by calling 1-800-352-9364 or clicking http://lincoln.senate.gov/contact/email.cfm. You can reach Senator Pryor by calling 1-877-259-9602 or clicking http://pryor.senate.gov/contact/.
- Attend a 350 event on Saturday, October 24, 2009. October 24 is the International Day of Climate Action. Millions of people across the world will host 350 events in support of climate action. In Arkansas, Little Rock, Fayetteville, and Conway will host a 350 event. For more information about the Arkansas events, click on the city. For more information about 350, visit www.350.org.
Our opponents, funded by Murphy & Lion oils, are submitting letters to the editor everyday. They have a Facebook page called Arkansans Against Cap & Trade with over 3,000 members!
Let’s tell our senators that Arkansans care about the environment. Support Clean Energy Jobs and American Power Act today!