Blog Action Day – 2007

Today is Blog Action Day. The idea behind it is to get bloggers talking about a single important topic: the environment. So far almost 16,000 bloggers have weighed in on the environment.  For a bit more context about the purpose, here’s a promotional YouTube video and here’s the FAQ. You can take a look at this link to track activity in the blogosphere. As I post this, Blog Action Day is the #1 search request on Technorati.

Anyone that reads Direct2Dell from time to time knows that we have an environmental category where we try to keep folks updated on what we’re doing. You can also check out the latest info on at, and we’re always interested in your green ideas on this section of IdeaStorm. We also recently launched a conversation page focused on the environment that aggregates environmentally-focused content within Dell and beyond.

But in my mind, the real value of the blogosphere is about sharing information, and Blog Action Day has been a real success on that front.

For it’s part, Dosh Dosh posted a list of top environmental blogs. Lifehacker engaged the community to come up with a list of things you can do. DailyBlogTips also provides a list of 5 simple things to affect change. Rohit Bhargava shares 7 tips for eating differently to have a postive impact on the environment, and Andy Beale suggests saving trees by stopping junk mail, and provides two options for people looking to do so. I agree, would like to add Catalog Choice to the list of options.

If the environment is something you’re passionate about, take some time today to blog about it… and then take some time to read the content that results.

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