Today, October 15, is Blog Action Day where the bloggers of the world promote a theme for action--this year it's poverty, the creative resolution of which is my most favorite blogging topic. In fact, changemakers in the ending poverty and disease arena, such as Paul Farmer and Jeffrey Sachs, were the original inspiration for my little blog about healing the world. I thought if they and Bono could get governments and people around the globe to imagine and begin the work to end extreme poverty by 2015, well, we humans could probably tackle anything. Over the past year, I've delved into poverty from many angles (scroll the whole list here), but always come back to Millennium Promise and The One Campaign as the most shining examples of what's possible, to inspire, organize, move to action, and achieve results.
You can see what I mean here:
A year ago, we asked our friends and readers to participate in HumanKind Challenge #1, to fight poverty by contributing a bed net. For Blog Action Day, I invite you to take some action. Buy a bednet here, sign the One petition here, learn how you can help a girl and contribute to an end to poverty, or visit the Millennium Project site and see what's possible within the next 7 years. We can do it.