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Friday, October 15, 2010

Blog Action Day: Water & AOC3

Blog Action Day: Water & AOC3
Blog Action Day takes place on October 15th. Today, it's about Water.  Because it's about water, it's also about AOC3, otherwise known as The Age of Conversation 3. In honor of Blog Action Day, I'd like to invite you to purchase copies of AOC3 TODAY! In so doing, you support charity:water.

Blog Action Day is truly a global experience when bloggers from around the world come together and blog about the same topic on the same day, thereby drawing intense, focused attention to a topic critical to us all.

In 2009, the topic was Climate Change [I related it to the Retail Experience, too].

In 2008, the topic was Poverty.

In 2007, the topic was The Environment.

October 15, 2010 and the topic is Water.  Why Water? As the Blog Action Day site explains:

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. Children are especially vulnerable, as their bodies aren't strong enough to fight diarrhea, dysentery and other illnesses. The UN predicts that one tenth of the global disease burden can be prevented simply by improving water supply and sanitation. 

But, water moves beyond just a human rights issue. It’s an environmental issue, an animal welfare issue, a sustainability issue. Water is a global issue, deserving a global conversation.

Water truly is a precious global resource that should be accessible to all.

Enter The Age of Conversation 3 [AOC3].

Proceeds from sales of The Age of Conversation 3 are donated to charity. The charity we've chosen is charity: water. As co-editor of AOC3 Gavin Heaton explains, charity:water "is a non-profit organization bringing clean and safe drinking water to people in developing nations. 100% of public donations directly fund water projects.  Amazingly, just $20 can give one person clean water for 20 years. An average water project costs $5,000 and can serve 250 people with clean, safe water – so purchasing a copy of the Age of Conversation 3 really can make a difference to someone’s life!"

Learn more about why charity:water is so focused on water! It's a big deal!

In honor of Blog Action Day 2010, I invite you to purchase one or several copies of Age of Conversation 3. Proceeds from your purchase will be donated to charity:water and make a difference for those who need clean water.  Simply click on this link which will take you to Amazon to purchase Age of Conversation 3.

Thank you and Happy Blog Action Day!
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