ROLL YOUR OWN BLACKOUT THE FIRST DAY OF
SUMMER JUNE 21, 2001, THURSDAY EVENING
7-10 pm worldwide, all time zones.
As an alternative to George W. Bush's energy policies and lack
of emphasis on efficiency conservation and alternative fuels, there
will be a voluntary rolling blackout on the first day of summer,
June 21 at 7pm - 10pm in any time zone (this will roll it across the
planet). Its a simple protest and a symbolic act. Turn out your lights =
7pm-10pm on June 21. Unplug whatever you can unplug in your
house. Light a candle to the Sungoddess, kiss and tell or not, take a
stroll in the dark, invent ghost stories, anything that's not electronic
- have fun in the dark. Read the 1999 book "Natural Capitalism"
by Hawken and Lovins to learn that conservation/high efficiency
technologies already ARE on-the-shelf. If implemented these
revolutionary ideas would pay themselves off within five years,
after which we'd be pumping far less greenhouse gas into the atmosphere
and saving bucks to boot. Forward this email as widely as possible,
to your government representatives and environmental contacts. Let
them know we want global education, participation and funding in
conservation, efficiency and alternative fuel efforts -- and an
end to over-exploitation and misuse of the earth's resources.
OK, I'm not sure I can take three hours of darkness, and it sounds like
going to a movie doesn't count. But maybe a candle lit dinner for one
hour in the middle?
All the best,
Richard W. Leigh, P.E. Voice: 212-866-4458
415 Central Park West, 12C Fax: 253-660-4768
New York NY 10025 [log in to unmask]