Thursday, February 01, 2007

Lights Out!

The 1st of February 2007:

Participate in the biggest mobilization of Citizens Against Global Warming!

TheAlliance for the Planet [a group of environmental associations] is
calling on all citizens to create 5 minutes of electrical rest for the
planet. http://www.lalliance.fr

People all over the world should turn off their lights and electrical
appliances onthe 1st of February 2007, between 1.55 pm and 2.00 pm in New
York, 18.55 for London, and 19.55 for Paris, Bruxelles, and Italy. 1.55pm
in Ottawa, 10.55 am on the Pacific Coast of North America, 1.55 and 2.00
am in Vietnam.

This is not just about saving 5 minutes worth of electricity; this is
about getting the attention of the media, politicians, and ourselves.

Five minutes of electrical down time for the planet: this does not take
long, costs nothing, and will show all political leaders that global
warming is an issue that needs to come first and foremost in political
debate.

Why February 1? This is the day when the new UN report on global climate
change will come out inParis.

This event affects us all, involves us all, and provides an occasion to
show how important an issue global warming is to us. If we all
participate, this action can have real media and political weight.

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