Last year, the topic of Blog Action Day is about climate change, this year, it is about water.
For why water is the topic of Blog Action Day 2010, the event official blog offers their reasons as below:
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.
Unsafe water and lack of basic sanitation cause 80% of diseases and kill more people every year than all forms of violence, including war. …
As you can see that how clean and safe drinking water is important and urgent to a billion people, especially children. To clean water for the world is a big issue and will take a lot of money and time, but whatever, it is a great thing worthy of our efforts.
You can help those people if you like, even though you have no money to donate. Below are 10 free and easy ways to clean water for the world:
1. To embed the Blog Action Day widget in your blog
It is a good idea to spread the word and let more people know about the event of clean water, since people won’t solve the problems until they know them.
One easy way to spread the word is to choose one of the Blog Action Day’s widgets (such as the above one), and then embed it in your blog, anywhere is fine.
2. To write a post on your blog
Besides embedding the widget, you can also write a blog post and tell people why and how to clean water for the world.
3. To promote the event in your communities
For promotion, the more the better, so besides widgets and blogging, you can also share the clean water action to your Twitter, Facebook, MySpace and / or other communities with your friends.
4. To sign the UNICEF petition
Visit the Sign Petition page of the Blog Action Day website and sign the petition, which is started by United States Fund for UNICEF, and will support the UN’s life-saving efforts to halve the proportion of people without sustainable access to safe drinking water and basic sanitation by 2015.
5. To sign the Care2 petition
As one of the famous click-to-donate sites, Care2 also allows you to sign some petitions and make a difference in healthy and green living, human rights and animal welfare.
Now, you can sign the “Stop Trashing Our Oceans!” petition, which will help the Marine Mammal Center to clean water and save seals, turtles, birds and other marine animals.
6. To click to save the oceans with Care2
Besides signing petitions, you can also clean water and save the oceans by just a click on the Click-to-donate page of Care2.
You may click once a day, every day, and 100% of the donations generated will go to the non-profit organization Oceana, which focuses on water/beach quality, fisheries and fish habitat, and marine sanctuaries.
7. To donate with Ripple
Visit the Ripple website and click the water button on the left, then you will make donation and help people access clean water and sanitation. Your donation by clicking is from the Ripple advertisers.
8. To donate clean water with FreePoverty
The FreePoverty website will show you the name of some cities or landmarks, then you find them on the map, every correct answer will be donating 10 cups of clean water on your behalf. You can also donate even though your answer is not correct but near.
By playing this game, not only can you clean water for the world, but you can also gain geography knowledge for yourself.
9. To save water in your daily life
The waste will make water more expensive, which will then make it harder for the one billion people to get access to clean and safe drinking water, so save water in your daily life.
10. Never to trash the waters
The basic effort to clean water is not to pollute it, so never trash a river, a lake, an ocean or any other waters.
Besides the above 10 free and easy ways, we can do more to clean water for the world, such as to donate money, to donate water, to run a charity, and so on.