Sometimes Your Influence Allows You To Make A Difference! Anti-Fracking PSA!

At least once a week someone asks how they can get my job. How can they go on free vacations, get free stuff, interview celebrities and in general live my charmed life. What they don’t seem to realize is how much work goes into blogging. Especially when you are given the gift/curse of influence.

I work a full time job in social media during the day and when I come home it’s straight to the computer to work on all three of my blogs. It simply never ends and I feel like I’m always behind. However it becomes addicting because I love what I do. I do love the products, the vacations and the celebrities.

But I knew there had to be a bigger picture somewhere and I found it with BloggersInspiringChange.org. This is the Environmental blog I share with Marianna from the blog Marianna.me. Recently I decided to pull some of my connections together and create a Public Service Announcement regarding Hydraulic Fracturing, a cause dear to my heart.

My friend Raphael Sbarge, who plays Archie Hopper on ABC’s Once Upon A Time joined me and he brought along the world renowned environmentalist Ed Begley Jr. Then the moms at ErieRising.com, who deal with fracking literally in their backyard got involved and of course Marianna and Nichol are part of the blog so it was a group of people who really are dedicated to the cause. This PSA is grassroots and raw footage but it has heart. Please read our press release below and watch the PSA above. We’d love comments on the YouTube video and some Thumbs Up as well!

Bloggers and Celebrities Unite to Educate Public On the Effects of Fracking

Participants Include Ed Begley Jr, Raphael Sbarge, Lee Allport, Marianna Nichols, Nichol Haskins, Jackie Pletsch, and The Mom Bloggers of ErieRising.com

(Los Angeles, CA August 21, 2012)- Bringing together the voices of actors and celebrities such as Ed Begley Jr. and Raphael Sbarge with bloggers and online influencers, BloggersInspiringChange.org and ErieRising.com have created a PSA to help educate the public on exactly what fracking is and how it can harm their communities.

“Fracking is a method of natural gas extraction that has the potential to poison our families. However, few people even know it’s happening, and that means there is something wrong with this situation,” said Lee Allport, Creator of BloggersInspiringChange.org.

“I’m so happy to be a part of the initiative,” said Raphael Sbarge, an actor and founder of the environmental awareness organization Green Wish. “Fracking is of great concern to those of us in the environmental movement, so it’s so wonderful to take part in a grassroots effort led by many of those most directly affected by the practice. These are the voices that need to be heard.”

Beyond this PSA, BloggersInspiringChange.org and the various participants ask that viewers at home get involved in fighting fracking in their communities by writing to your elected officials or supporting organizations such as http://www.ecowatch.org.

The PSA can be viewed online here http://youtu.be/qX8OBdiWyz8. For additional information on Bloggers Inspiring Change, please visit http://www.bloggersinspiringchange.org and to learn about how fracking has affected people by visiting http://www.erierising.com

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