2007年 02月 01日
Turn off your lights for five minutes
On the 1st February, 2007 throughout the world, thousands of people are planning to turn off all their lights simultaneously for five minutes. The details are explained below:
CORRECT START TIMES - FRANCE ARE AN HOUR AHEAD - THEY WILL HIT THEIR LIGHTS AT 7.55PM.
SO WE IN THE UK WHO ARE AN HOUR BEHIND WILL HIT OUR LIGHTS AT 6.55PM TO JOIN IN WITH FRANCE.
USA AND CANADA - HIT YOUR LIGHTS 6.55PM YOUR LOCAL TIME.
The "Alliance pour la Planète" (a national grouping of environmental associations) appeals to all citizens to give the planet 5 minutes respite :
Everybody to extinguish all their lights and illuminations and turn off equipment on stand-by on the 1st February 2007 from 18h55 until 19h00. (GMT)
The purpose is not just to save electricity for 5 minutes that day, but to draw the attention of citizens, the media and the authorities to the waste of energy and the need to initiate action! 5 minutes respite for the planet: that's not long, it costs nothing and will show our politicians that climate change is something which should figure prominently in political debates.
Why the 1st February? Because that is the day on which the latest report of the United Nations Panel of Experts is to be released in Paris.
Although this event is scheduled to take place in France, we should not miss this opportunity of drawing attention to the global climatic situation.
If we all participate our actions will have great public and political resonance, at an important moment in our political life.!
Please make this appeal as widely known as possible in your own circles and networks ! please also publish it on your websites and in your newsletters.
So dont just stop after this little event but carry on everyday being aware of the little things that you can do to save our world.