Roll Your Own Blackout
This is a national, many-organization grassroots event.
George W. Bush's proposed budget cuts 50% from the already meager
renewable fuels research programs, and adds a big line item for
"clean" coal research grants. Turns out that the coal industry bosses
included some "pioneers" for George W. who gave up to $200,000 each in
early money to the campaign.
The "Roll Your Own Blackout" should be a pleasant way to spend a
summer evening. What a gentle way to protest!
ROLL YOUR OWN BLACK OUT THE FIRST DAY OF SUMMER
JUNE 21, 2001 THURS EVE,
7-10pm worldwide, all time zones
In protest of 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 from
7pm - 10pm in any time zone (thus it will roll across the planet).
Its 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 sungod, kiss and tell, tell ghost stories, do
something instead of watching television, have fun in the dark.
Forward this email as widely as possible, to your government
representatives 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.
Susan LeFever, Chapter Director
Sierra Club Rocky Mountain Chapter
1410 Grant St, Ste B-205
Denver, CO 80203
"Get your facts first, then you can distort them as much as you please."
Mark Twain, 1835-1910