Ok, truth time.
The run-up to the BlogHer conference later this week in New York City, and all the pre-conference #dayjob meetings I have after coming off a 6 a.m. flight into JFK airport have got my brain a bit scattered.
Full disclosure? I’m so frazzled I freaked myself out earlier today when talking to #TBFF @AspiringMama when I got it in my head that I am leaving tomorrow. It is actually @AspiringMama who is leaving tomorrow. With all the packing, the organizing, the regular day job tasks, house cleaning, vet visits, prescription filling and dead camera batteries, can you blame me?
What I find particularly amusing about my current state of mind is that while I am attending a major blogging conference where I have been named a Voices of the Year finalist no less, I am not really blogging this week! How’s that for irony? Or slacking? Or …. Well, you get the picture.
But I always post on Mondays so I didn’t want to leave you all with nothing to show for visiting my little blog. (… and, honestly, with 4 minutes left in the day on the U.S. East Coast I won’t make it … but Central and Pacific time zones can still read this on Monday so that counts. Right. Right?!? Yes, right.)
Last week, the United Nations General Assembly backed a resolution confirming access to clean water and sanitation facilities as basic human rights. The measure got 122 countries’ votes – 41 abstained, but none voted against it. Unsurprisingly, but unfortunately, the U.S., Canada, U.K. and Australia were among those who abstained from the vote.
As a part of my BlogHer related activities, I have signed up to participate in Proctor & Gamble’s Give Health Clean Water Blogivation campaign which kicks off this coming Friday, August 6. The campaign asks bloggers to post about water issues and their desire to foment change, and then to urge their friends and readers to vote for their entry. Every time a person votes, the company will donate 2 liters of drinking water to an individual in a developing country.
I have no affiliation with Proctor & Gamble. I have not read their most recent Corporate Social Responsibility reports. I do not track their water foot-printing efforts, nor have any in depth knowledge of their position on climate legislation.
But any effort to put water into the mouths of those who need it most, gets my support – and I hope yours. (There’s still time to sign up and participate!)