Every October 15th, the blogosphere combines forces and participates in what’s called Blog Action Day. The premise being to raise awareness and trigger a global discussion about one issue that impacts people around the world by having as a diverse selection of blogs write about the same topic on the same day. Last year, over 13,000 blogs from 152 countries, including gCaptain joined forces to write about climate change.
Today, we were excited to announce the topic for Blog Action Day 2010…. WATER! The Blog Action Day website provides a little more on why exactly they chose this topic.
Right now, almost a billion people on the planet don’t have access to clean, safe drinking water. That’s one in eight of us who are subject to preventable disease and even death because of something that many of us take for granted.
Access to clean water is not just a human rights issue. It’s an environmental issue. An animal welfare issue. A sustainability issue. Water is a global issue, and it affects all of us.
gCaptain is are excited to write about our favorite natural resource and we encourage other maritime bloggers to participate as well. In order to do register your blog HERE or head over to the blog section of the forum to launch a gCaptain blog of your own.