Posted by Yoke (184.108.40.206) on May 27, 2001 at 14:09:05:
> Subject: A SWIFTIAN PROTEST
> > For those of us who lived through the 2 NYC blackouts - creating your
> > indeed ironic-but a dark planet for a rolling three hours would be a
> > wonderfully powerful citizen's protest. Hope you agree.
> > HE
> > ROLL YOUR OWN BLACKOUT
> > THE FIRST DAY OF SUMMER
> > JUNE 21, 2001 THURS EVE,
> > 7-10 PM WORLDWIDE ALL TIME ZONES
> > As an alternative to George W. Bush's energy policies and lack of
> > on efficiency, conservation and alternative fuels, there will be a
> > rolling blackout on the first day of summer, June 21 at 7pm - 10pm in
> > time zone (this will roll it across the planet).
> > Its a simple protest and a symbolic act. Turn out your lights from
> > on June 21. Unplug whatever you can unplug in your house. Light a candle
> > the Sun goddess, 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 and see
> > 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
> > atmosphere and saving bucks to boot.
> > Please forward this email as widely as possible, to your government
> > representatives (maybe we should leave them in the dark for rolling over
> > last 100days) 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.
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