Green blogs unite to ask "Brother/Sister, can you spare $1?"
Think of a blogger as some crazy guy/gal who sits around in their pajamas all day composing half-sane rants? OK, that’s probably not far off in some cases; most of us, though, do get dressed, and do give a lot of thought to the ideas we share.
No matter how passionate we are about those ideas, though, that’s where many of us stop — it’s our version of “doing our part.” David Quilty, founder of the long-running blog The Good Human, recently noted “As writers, we know that part of good stewardship is sharing information, but even the most intelligent among us can not make change without DOING something.”
David and the guys at Twilight Earth decided to put that idea into practice, and have gathered a group of bloggers around a simple idea: ask readers to contribute $1 to a meaningful cause, and then let those same readers choose the recipient of the funds. They launched the initiative (relatively) quietly Wednesday morning with the following participating blogs:
- The Grass Stain Guru
- Lighter Footstep
- My Green Side
- The Smart Mama
- A Little Greener Every Day
- Fake Plastic Fish
- Allie’s Answers
- Natural Papa
The time line and such is a bit informal, but the commitment these blogs have made isn’t: 100% of the money raised will go to a non-profit organization chosen by readers. If you’d like to vote for the group that receives the funds, your choices are
Want to participate? It couldn’t be easier: each of the blogs above have a voting widget and a payment processing link on a post dedicated to the fundraiser. Give a buck (or more, if you’d like), and join the crowd in determining where that dollar goes.
We’ll revisit the drive when it ends… what a great idea! You could even do it in your pajamas…