Blog Action Day 2010
Today, October 15th, 2010, is Blog Action Day, and MYD is pleased to participate in this global event that brings organizations, companies, and individuals from across the globe together to address a single critical issue that affects all of us. This year the topic is water, and we'd like to encourage conservation and awareness of ways we can enact change on both individual and collective scales.
utilize green roof systemsincorporate edible garde
As many municipalities tighten regulations on stormwater and drainage, it is imperative that building industry professionals are aware of the measures that can be taken to minimize development impact, as well as protect water resources from contamination resulting from construction activites.
reduce impervious surfaces + runoffpromote native landscaping
Considerations during the design phases of a project are critical in this objective, as decisions made at these early stages should be informed by the need to incorporate conservation, reuse, and other water-saving technologies into site and building design.
participate in restoration of existing habitats + protect greenfields during site selection
Education, knowledge and awareness are the initial primary issues of consideration for not only architects and designers, but for all stakeholders, communities, and individuals, as we are all responsible for the protection of our planet's resources. With this knowledge, we can move forward towards a more sustainable future with appropriate action, collectively and as individuals.
preserve natural watercourses, integral components of healthy + sustainable ecosystems
If you're in the Orange County area, don't forget to stop by Splash! How Good Water Works at The Ecology Center to learn about how the decisions we make affect this precious resource, and what you can do to reduce your daily water footprint. Also, check out MYD's blog post for images of the interactive educational exhibit.
The official website of Blog Action Day is also a great site for further resources and information onthis increasingly critical issue- and take action!
'Blog Action Day is an annual event held every October 15 that unites the world’s bloggers in posting about the same issue on the same day with the aim of sparking a global discussion and driving collective action.'