Eco Dog Training and Blog Action Day 2009

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What does eco dog training have to do with Blog Action Day 2009? Keep reading to find out…

We started writing to this blog over two years ago and why?  Because we want to make a difference.  We like offering information we learn about dogs, puppies, dog training, events, tips, product reviews, etc.

However, today we focus on a much bigger issue.  This is our first year participating in Blog Action Day and once again we’d like to make a difference no matter how small.  Now you might be asking what the heck is Blog Action Day.  From the Blog Action Day website:

Blog Action Day is an annual event that unites the world’s bloggers in posting about the same issue on the same day. Our aim is to raise awareness and trigger a global discussion.

Blog Action Day 2009 – Climate Change

This years topic is climate change.  I hear what you’re saying: “How can I – 1 person – make a difference?”  Well, we each need to do our part.  After today I’ve learned enough to start making the small changes in my life to make a difference.  When friends and family see the changes I make to my lifestyle hopefully it will resonate out through their own lives.

Here’s another interesting clip from the Blog Action Day website:

More than any other country, action taken by the United States to limit greenhouse gases and build a clean energy economy is needed to achieve a sustainable solution to our global climate crisis.

This December world leaders will gather in Copenhagen to negotiate a global response to climate change. As a world leader in greenhouse gas pollution as well as clean energy technology, the United States needs to take bold action by implementing comprehensive clean energy policies to curb emissions.

President Barack Obama has said that climate change is an urgent threat, and that he wants to restore America’s responsible leadership in the world.

This is a chance for people around the world and in the United States to join together in telling President Obama that we want him to lead the United States in taking bold and significant action to reduce greenhouse gasses.

Time is running out, and our planet can’t afford to wait.

Take Action

We want to make Linus and Stetson eco-friendly dogs and I want to be an eco-friendly person.  Eco Dog Training is a first step for us.  What are a few things we can do to reduce our carbon pawprint?  Well here are a some actions Linus, Stetson, and I plan on taking:

  • We’re going to start making our own toys.  Any toys we currently have will be stitched up and reused.
  • Continue to encourage others to adopt from animal shelters.
  • Only use biodegradable doggy poop bags.
  • Talk more about eco dog training and show everyone how to live a more eco-friendly life with your dog.

I know there are tons of other ways to help save the environment, but we don’t want to overwhelm you all in one post.  A great site for information on raising a green dog is Johann’s Raise A Green Dog website.  We follow his posts daily and use many of his green tips in our own lives.  By the way, Johann is also a participant in Blog Action Day 2009.  Which reminds me I did want to recognize all the pet related sites participating in Blog Action Day 2009:

Pet Sites Participating in Blog Action Day 2009

  • My Baby Pet
  • Raise A Green Dog
  • Sansan ups
  • Ask the Dog Guy
  • Cage’s Blog
  • Champion of My Heart
  • Creation Elite
  • Bascope Zoo
  • VeganWG Frankfurt
  • Flying Carpets and Broken Pipelines
  • Molasses Ain’t Got Nothing on Us!
  • House of Purrfection
  • Honeygo Beasley
  • 24Paws Blog: No Leashes Required
  • RSPCA Cambridge

I read most of the articles from these sites and also added them to my RSS reader so I can read their future posts (except for the non-english sites).  If you participated in Blog Action Day 2009 on your pet website and you’d like to be included in this list then just email or add a comment with a link to your Climate Change article.

What can you do to reduce your pets carbon paw print?  How are you going to make a difference?

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