I love communicating with people especially when it involves great ways to help us all understand better the sustainability of the human population on planet earth.
I am regularly involved with community awareness raising projects whether they be online using social media or personal events where people really get their “hands dirty” by being connected. Whether that is planting trees, making compost or picking vegetables at places like Ark Eden (www.arkedenonlantau.com) on
To me taking action is far more important than talking about it. However communicating the message so that more people become aware of the issues is really an important step so hence I am involved with groups such as Green Drinks (www.greendrinks.org), Earth Champions (www.earthchampions.org) and Clean Air Network Hong Kong (www.hongkongcan.org) which give people the ideas and support to take the action they are most comfortable with. A superb format for getting to know what issues you are passionate about is the Pachamama Alliances – Awakening the Dreamer Symposium. Check out where a symposium is near you at www.awakeningthedreamer.org
Now that you are sitting in front of your computer reading this, how about responding to this blog with your thoughts or start your own blog and help more people understand what climate change means to us all.
I wrote this posting on Blog Action Day ’09 Climate Change (www.blogactionday.org). Blog Action Day is an annual event held every October 15 that unites the world’s bloggers in posting about the same issue on the same day with the aim of sparking discussion around an issue of global importance. I hope my contribution to Blog Action Day 2009 will help it be one of the largest-ever social change events on the web.
Check out this suggested list of Ways to get Involved from www.blogactionday.org
- Sign the Tck Tck Tck campaign's "I am ready" pledge supporting an ambitious, fair and binding climate agreement in
this fall: tcktcktck.org/people/i-am-ready Copenhagen
- Register for the 350.org International Day of Climate Action October 24: www.350.org
- Join the UK Government's "Act on
" effort to promote a global deal on climate change: www.actoncopenhagen.decc.gov.uk/en Copenhagen
- Learn and act with The Nature Conservancy's Planet Change site: change.nature.org
- Watch and help promote Current TV's green-themed video journalism at: current.com/green
- Support strong climate legislation in the
by making calls to your Senators with 1Sky: www.1sky.org/call US
- Put yourself on the Vote Earth map and upload your photos, pictures and weblinks to show the world future you want to see: www.earthhour.org/home
- It was a repeat of Number 7 so I suggest you stop and take a break with either a nice fresh juice or an organic beer!
- Join the Greenpeace cool IT challenge campaign to turn IT industry leaders into climate advocates and solution providers: www.greenpeace.org/international/campaigns/climate-change/cool-it-challenge
- 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 Board: www.unfoundation.org/global-issues/climate-and-energy/its-getting-personal
- Find the latest and most popular climate change actions online at globalwarming.change.org
- Join the Causecast community and find new ways to get involved with organizations working to end climate change. Watch videos, read news and support one of the many environmental nonprofits on Causcast. www.causecast.org/environment
- Post to your blog or Twitter account about the impact of climate change on the world's poorest, and then take action with Oxfam International: www.oxfam.org.uk/climate
Enjoy your day of blogging and taking action on climate change everyday.
Dr Merrin Pearse
P.S. who said blogging cannot take place with your mates!