(Copied from Jacob's Blog. Cross-posted to Earth Save - Abraham Tharakan's Blog.)
This message was sent to me by my friend 59er Peter Miovic for the widest possible circulation. Since I believe in this cause, I am posting this on all my blogs and groups. Hope you will take heed and spread it within your circle. Send this message to as many people as you know!
An action to bring climate change to the notice of Politicians and World LeadersOn February 1st 2007 take part in one of the biggest actions against climate change organised by the people.L'Alliance pour la Planète (a group of environmental activists) send this call to all civilians:Make our planet rest for five minutes!Everybody is requested to dim his/her lights for five minutes between 7.55 pm and 8.00 pm on February 1st 2007.
This not only to save engergy for five minutes, but to bring this message in a way that will attract the attention of politicians and leaders. It is time for them to take action and avoid the waste of energy.During the 5 minutes we'll give the planet rest: it doesn't take long and it won't cost you a thing. And it will make a statement before the Belgian federal elections that we as citizens want climate on the agenda.
And why February 1st 2007?Because on that day a new file from the climatologic experts of the United Nations will be published in Paris. Because it is with our Belgian neigbours, it is impossible to let this opportunity slip! We have to get attention to the urgent matter of the worlds climatological situation.
If everybody takes part in this action it will have an effect on media and politics that might have a real influence, this would be good on such short notice before the (Belgian) elections!
Make this message go around the globe, send it to friends, family and local politicians. Put it in your newsletter and your blogs.