Today is blog action day, a day where more than thousands of bloggers from around the globe will blog about one issue. One burning issue will be the focus of the post. Last year, more than 13,000 bloggers participated from 152 countries. The event chosen for this years blog action day is to create awareness around clean water.
Water was chosen by user vote on Change.org’s blog.
Change.org estimates almost 1 billion people across the planet don’t have access to clean, safe drinking water. It’s shocking that one in six people don’t have clean drinking water. Approximately 4,500 children die each day from unsafe water and lack of basic sanitation facilities.
Blog Action day is about you and how you can make a difference in people’s lives by creating and raising awareness around water issues.
How to get involved
Support Blog Action Day
– Register your blog at Blog Action Day and contribute a post today
– Sign up the petition to encourage UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to continue the UN’s life-saving work bringing water and sanitation to developing nations. You can also embed the petition request as a widget.
– Raise funds for water through charity: water’s fundraising portal.
You can also follow @blogactionday on twitter.
What do you think ? Will such events create awareness and make lives better for the less privileged.