Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Light Out for 5 Minutes-Feb 1, 1:55-2:00pm


The 1st of February 2007:

Participate in the biggest mobilization of Citizens Against Global Warming!

The Alliance 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 on the 1st of February 2007, between 1.55 pm and 2.00 pm
in New York and Bogota, 18.55 for London, and 19.55 for Paris, Bruxelles,
East Africa and
Italy. 1.55pm in Ottawa, 10.55 am on the Pacific Coast of North
America, 1.55 and 2.00 am in Vietnam. If your country isn´t mentioned here,
figure out what time you should shut your electricity off based on what time
zone you´re in using London time as the base time.

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 in Paris.

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.


Please circulate this call to your utmost ability to your network.

1 comment:

Emily Curtin-Phillips said...

So get this. In Bogota, a city of 8 million people, there will be no car traffic at all for Feb. 1. How cool is that!? Only public transport will be running in order to show support of the UN global warming report being released.

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