Blog Action Day: American Apathy and Compassion

This October 15 more than 8,000 blogs wrote to support the environment. Here’s my entry (cross-posted on Live Earth’s blog)… Twenty three percent. That’s the percentage of global energy consumed by U.S. citizens, which only has 5% of the world’s population (source: World Resource Institute). If the rest of the world consumed as we Americans do, it would take 5.4 earths to meet our resource needs (source: Global Footprint Network). Better hope those moon and Mars programs get funding! In all seriousness, we as Americans have become incredible consumers of the world’s resources. In addition to energy, we eat more meat than any other society. American meat consumption accounts for 59% – that’s right, 59% – of the country’s agricultural […]

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Blog Action Day: 10 Resources for Climate Change Info

Blog Action Day 2009 on October 15 revolves around climate change. While many people may be concerned about the environment, they may need ideas to write about. So I figured a little Blog Action Day sharing was in order to get folks prepped for their posts. The following 10 resources are my favorites, please add yours, too! 1) My primary volunteer organization for 2009, Live Earth‘s site has tons of great information, from blog posts to celebrity videos. Explore Live Earth online today! 2) Perhaps instead of brow-beating about envirnmental woes, you’d prefer to highlight some cool eco-tech. Why not focus on progress rather than problems? Check out ecofriend, a very cool green blog. 3) The 350 group is organizing […]

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