Friday, October 15, 2010

Blog Action Day on WATER : Global Handwashing day - The Wiggles & Nelson Mandela

To-day, as you can see, Trad Padders, from the post below is Blog Action Day and the theme for this year is WATER. I am trying to kill two birds with one stone so I am combining the Water theme of Blog Action Day with a little soap because to-day is Global Handwashing Day.

A little water and a little soap can make a huge difference in saving lives and helping us to ward off disease.  I love the emphasis on the kids because we want them to grow up strong and resilient, don't we.
The first Global Handwashing Day was in 2008.
Our very own Wiggles wrote a special tune.
It is catchy and easy to teach to your kids.
And here is the video for 2010

Please value water.
It is our life.
Please support the human right to water and its understanding.
In Australia, water was unbundled from land
This made water a tradeable commodity -
when once it was part of the Commons -
it belonged to all of us.
This definition of water rights comes from Wiserearth:
Definition: Water rights are the legal rights that define ownership of water and water sources (surface and subsurface), the use of water and the priority of water use. Water rights allocate water to different users and can be contentious in areas where water supplies are insufficient for the demands upon the supply, and where people are denied or deprived of access to water. The right to water is increasingly considered as a basic human right that has to be reconciled with legal water rights already in existence.  Unfortunately, privatization and commodification of water often undermine this right by cutting off supply to those who cannot afford to pay.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Blog action day on Friday 15 October : we’re blogging about WATER

I wanted to let all bloggers know about an important online event I'm taking part in on October 15th, called Blog Action Day.

Each year bloggers from more than 100 countries come together and blog about a single important issue, and this year's topic is clean water.

The event includes thousands of blogs - including the White House blog and The Official Google Blog - and they're looking for as many blogs to participate as possible, regardless of their size and focus. 

So, Trad Padders, if you blog I hope you'll think about joining me for this event. If you want more information, check out the Blog Action Day site at 

So to those of you  who blog - look forward to seeing your post on this coming Friday.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Duncan's wild flowers and photography at Ben Cruachan

Be still my beating heart - but Duncan's doing it again at Ben Cruachan.  Beautiful pictures of wild orchids and other wildflowers in amongst complaints of he Dry in his part of Gippsland.  Some of us have our eyes open and brains switched on more than others, don't you think, Networkers?