Thursday, October 15, 2009

Blog Action Day '09 - #BAD09 - Save the Chesapeake Bay and PAX River watershed

From the Blog Action Day website, "Blog Action Day is an annual event that unites the world's bloggers in posting about the same issue on the same day. Our aim is to raise awareness and trigger a global discussion. " @blogactionday #bad09 on Twitter.

This is a great idea to leverage social media-driven conversations online to promote awareness of great causes, and in particular the one targeted for this day - Climate Change.

We're very much in the path of climactic change outcomes, here in the PAX River and Potomac River confluence area of the Chesapeake Bay watershed, Southern Maryland (St. Mary's County). Already forecasts for rising water levels put many areas here under water or dangerously uninhabitable, for both people and other land animals/plants. As well, the rising water levels will result in additional wash of pollutants into the Bay and its tributaries, further degrading the quality of life for natural and human populations - along with wiping our much value and many sectors of the business economy.

While the EPA is apparentaly re-mobilizing for more discrete and timely outcomes in its Save the Bay program(s) - we've a long way to go, and online social media activism can be nothing but helpful.