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Turn off the lights on February 1

Posted by: Linda | January 31, 2007, 2:08 pm

World’s Lights To Go Out February 1, 2007

Sounds so apocalyptic, doesn’t it? But it’s a project of the Alliance for the Planet, a French consortium of environmental associations. Everyone has to turn out their lights and turn off their electricity for five minutes on February 1st, to give the planet a 5 minute break. Doesn’t the planet deserve it?

People all over the world should turn off their lights and electrical
appliances on the first 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, 10.55am on the Pacific Coast of North America. 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, and 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.

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