Published on October 15th, 2010 | by rubyskyepi1
Taking Blog Action
It’s Blog Action Day:
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 around an important issue that impacts us all.
This year’s Blog Action Day theme is water and we at Ruby Skye P.I. are delighted to take part and to have something to contribute to the conversation.
The impact of disposable plastic water bottles on the environment was a serious concern for the characters in The Spam Scam, the Ruby Skye P.I. mystery which launches on October 25th. Hailey Skye, Ruby’s little sister, spends a great deal of story time collecting signatures on a petition to have plastic water bottles banned by the city.
When my co-producers, Karen and Kerry read the script, they agreed that we should follow the example Hailey Skye was setting. Today, we’re devoting our production blog to Hailey’s cause. There are a few more posts coming through the day. But for now, we encourage you to sign the Change.org’s petition calling for an international treaty to provide clean water everywhere.
The text of the petition is below, you’ll have to go toto sign:
Dear Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon,
I support the UN’s life-saving efforts to accomplish MDG seven: By 2015, halve the proportion of people without sustainable access to safe drinking water and basic sanitation.
Safe drinking water and hygienic sanitation facilities are basic necessities required for health and for success in the fight against poverty, hunger, child deaths and gender inequality around the world.
It is also central to the human rights and personal dignity of every woman, man and child on earth.
Thank you for all that you are doing at the UN on behalf of the world’s poorest communities.
[Your name here]