Today is officially Blog Action Day 2009, and in support of this year’s theme, Climate Change, we thought we would take a closer look at GOOD Magazine’s Big Ideas web series made for Babelgum. The series is imaginative, if not a bit farcical in the fun ideas its guests cook up. But the concept of blank page thinking about our environment is important. Anything is on the table if we’re going to make an impact in healing our climate.
Big Ideas reminds us a a bit of GOOD’s Inventions series that we profiled in our look at GOOD’s move into more original web series. Both series are mental playgrounds of sorts, with a mix of guests like Imogen Heap, The Sklar Brothers and Dickson Despommier (above). The six-part Big Ideas series was made for Babelgum’s “Our Earth” channel as part of a contest where viewers submit their big ideas. The winner will be announced later this month and have their video featured on the site.
To find out more about Blog Action Day and the other site participating in this worldwide (over 150 countries!) event, head to blogactionday.org and follow @blogactionday on Twitter (or hashtag #BAD09). It’s pretty mindblowing how many different perspectives and ideas can be when all brought together in one day. There’s also a live stream that’s worth a peek of posts as they happen, like The Official Google Blog’s green tour of the Google campus.
UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown even got in the game with a Blog Action Day post on his blog writing that “climate change is the biggest threat to all our futures.”