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[OPIRG-EVENTS] June 21, 2001 Roll Your Own Blackout Day

THURS EVE,  7-10pm 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).

It's a simple protest and a symbolic act. Turn out your lights from
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 5
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 representative=
s 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

Anyone knows that the Cheney-Bush team is blowing smoke when they tell us
that "... conservation can't help, it'll just be too expensive to implement
those technologies..." While on the other hand, technology to develop the
space station and weapons to blow incoming ICBMs out of the sky are easy to
come by.
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