Posted on NOBOD e-list. The authors asked me to post this on the Message Board. The website given is in French, which is why I'm posting this here. Please excuse that the post is in English. I thought some might be interested in the website.
Lights out on february 1, 2007
Posted by: "neeltje & paul hoftijzer"
A message for Imbolc
A bunch of people all over the world are going to turn off their lights in their houses from 19:55 to 20:00 on February 1, 2007.
This "thing" is organised by L'Alliance pour la Planète, calling every abled body on Earth
to participate in this global human action for raising awareness on Climate Changes, see: http://www.lalliance.fr/
Why lights out?
To give the planet 5 minutes of rest.
This is not so much about your, mine, and global energy savings, as it is about raising awareness with people, media, and government that something is "not quite right".
In fact, that it is already way beyond "not quite right", and that we need to start preparing so we can do "it" whatever "it" is that is required for dealing with what Climate Changes will bring us.
And for local governments as signal that this is a much more important (and challenging ;-) focus than local and global politics driven by
The locus of authority is Earth, not mankind, and She plays a mom that's standing her ground,
so childish games just won't work (and are actually quite irresponsible in this contemporary global context).
Why on Februari 1, 2007 ?
For me personal because it's Imbolc, in genaral also because that day in Paris the new report of climatological experts of the UN will be presented.
with our wishes for light and love on your path
/|\ neeltje & paul hoftijzer
P.S. W're imagining a flow of darkness and lights going back on ... a flow rippling through the time zones ...