Blog Action Day next Monday

We’re participating in Blog Action Day next Monday. So are over 8,000 other blogs. The theme of this joint blog-action day is “the environment”.

What we’ll be posting is an article on “10 Ways You Can Use Open Records to Probe Environmental Concerns”.

Of course, I haven’t actually figured out all ten yet, so if you have an idea or know of an example of a savvy way someone used open records to investigate what a local or state government agency did (or didn’t) do relating to an environmental issue, please weigh in in the comments box or send me an email.

Or better yet, if you have a blog, sign up with Blog Action Day and prepare your own post on the subject.

5 responses to “Blog Action Day next Monday

  1. I am currently running a month-long blogging campaign on environment-related matters, which had begun on Sept 15th, and will conclude on Oct 15th in conjunction with Blog Action Day. And I’d like to invite you over to my blog ( to participate in the campaign. Perhaps you have some tips or experience you’d like to share?

  2. Here’s a blogger that tracks environmental developments in New Mexico: High Desert Reports. It looks like one of the techniques she uses is following public meetings announcements to make sure she is up to date. So, one “Way You Can Use Open Records to Probe Environmental Concerns” is tracking (and attending!) open meetings.

  3. Oops, bad link I think. Here it is again:

  4. Thank you, Pelf. I’m leaving on a trip shortly but will check out your blog and try to be of some use.

  5. Some people at Ohio University are using public records requests to track transportation records and the greenhouse gases produced. Here’s the link:

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