There I was looking at my email and wondering which of a few ideas floating around I should blog about and in what order when the Voice of BBC Long Melford insisted that I look up iCount. “Google it!”. So, I did.
I have already mentioned that the environment is one of the things I care about. I cycle, I put on an extra jumper, unplug my mobile phone charger, turn down radiators, turn off lights, walk when I can, recycle, give packaging back to the checkout girl IF I happen to shop in a supermarket…I live in a world where it is better that I do something than nothing but accept that it probably isn’t enough. I remain optimistic.
Back to iCount. I was sad to see that “We are 13,747 people and counting” – not many, is it? I signed up, sent a few emails to friends and then started looking at what is behind this iCount and came across Stop Climate Chaos. I was looking for a nice little banner or something I could put on this blog and eventually came across the volunteering link. Here I am invited to contact them if I want to help spread the word and email out the ‘toolkit’ to other sites. Now, this is not abnormal for charity and pressure group type sites. There is often a lack of funds which means less than usable sites. I have emailed them and asked for the material. I have previously emailed a charity site and offered my consultancy time for free but, wouldn’t it be nice if a few or us got together, chose a cause or a few and made things better for them?