Project 365 And Postaday

Over on Automattic’s DailyPost blog there is an article today about the 2012 Postaday badges that are available.

I put the badge in a widget that you can see over on the right sidebar here, and linked it back to the Daily Post. And when I publish this post, I shall tag it with ‘postaday’.

Here is an extract from The Daily Post:

As for tagging your posts, we’re going to keep it simple this year, so please start using the postaday tag in replacement of postaday2011 or postaweek2011.

To see all the latest posts published by other participants, add postaday as a topic in your reader using the “Add a topic” box in the bottom left corner.

What does the second paragraph mean? It means I should go to The WordPress.com Reader Page and I will see the ‘Add a topic’ box – and I can take it from there.

I am hesitating in case I get deluged. Ah well, let’s get wet!

Youth Art Contest – 2012 Endangered Species Day

The deadline for submissions is March 15, 2012

The national Endangered Species Day Youth Art contest:

…provides young people with an opportunity to learn about endangered species and express their knowledge and support through artwork.

Endangered Species Day

Started in 2006 by the United States Congress, and renewed each year, Endangered Species Day (ESD) is a national recognition of the importance of animal and plant species worldwide and is an occasion to educate the public on how to protect endangered species.

It will be celebrated on May 18th.

With hindsight, 2012 will be seen as a good year, just as the 1990s, and before that the 1980s, and so on are now seen as good years because each year the situation gets worse.

Polluting, spoiling, and destroying habitat is a game that wins by stealth. Things get worse, but in the short run we don’t see the effects.

If you know someone who is in K-Grade 2, Grades 3-5, Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12 and you want to help educate them and for them to go on to educate others about endangered species, tell them about the art contest.

Here is the link to the Stop Extinction site.