Sunday, October 14, 2007

Blog Action Day 2007

Today is Blog Action day, here is a little bit about the day:

On October 15th, bloggers around the web will unite to put a single important issue on everyone’s mind. In 2007 the issue is the environment. Every blogger will post about the environment in their own way and relating to their own topic. Our aim is to get everyone talking towards a better future.

You can find out more about the day by clicking here.

My post on the environment is going to be about Saving the Ocean. I grew up spending my summers on the coast of Massachusetts on Cape Cod. The ocean is MY special place, all is right with the world if I am looking at the ocean (so HOW did I end up land locked in Atlanta, who knows!) But I do know that our oceans worldwide are in danger. Pollution is rampant and what people and companies throw into the ocean is just sinful (and pretty GROSS!)

Here are some websites dedicated to saving our oceans:

Saving Our Oceans documentary film: A documentary about the state of our seas and the issues of disappearing fish.

Save the Bay: A group dedicated to stopping pollution in Narraganset Bay in Rhode Island

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute: WHOI is the world's largest private, nonprofit ocean research, engineering and education organization.

Save Our Sound: Our goal is to protect Nantucket Sound in perpetuity through conservation, environmental action, and opposition to inappropriate industrial or commercial development. The Alliance supports formal designation of Nantucket Sound as a marine protected area.

I thought I would make the "day" last a little longer and post some children's books on the subject of "saving our oceans" later this week.

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