I’ve always been a big believer in two concepts. One, that each voice counts. And, two, that just as we benefit from the gifts of society, we are similarly beholden to give back in some way, no matter how small, no matter how immediate. Today is the first-ever Blog Action Day, where thousands of bloggers will unite to speak on the same topic–the environment–to their individual communities and, in doing so, unite all into a single worldwide community that numbers in the millions. I must confess that, while I care deeply about our environment, until I saw Al Gore’s An Inconvenient Truth, I never really understood the urgency to take charge. But, with a 6-year old daughter who’s future I care dearly about, Gore’s message really hit home. Within a week, I switched our home utilities over to green-power (wind & water), installed compact flourescent lightbulbs (CFLs) and purchased carbon credits to offset my family’s personal carbon footprint. Thanks, as always for your wonderful energy!