I look forward to growing Old and Wise and Audacious.

Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Over to you.

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.

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. 1.55 pm in Ottawa, 2:55pm in Halifax, 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.

Please circulate this call to your utmost ability to your network.
Veronica Sherwood
Education and Community Outreach Officer Sustainable Communities and Ecosystems Division Environment Canada 902-426-1698 phone 902-426-6434 fax

"We can't solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them." Albert Einstein

thanks LM

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