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  • T Kelly
    Jun 4, 2001
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      Help spread the word.  Sounds like a good idea!

      > > >WHAT? ROLL YOUR OWN BLACK OUT
      > > >
      > > >DATE? THE FIRST DAY OF SUMMER, JUNE 21, 2001
      > > >
      > > >WHEN? THURSDAY EVENING, 7:00 - 10:00 PM, worldwide, all time zones
      > > >
      > > >WHY? Besides the fact that conservation has been deemed ineffective,
      > > >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!
      > > >
      > > >HOW? 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). It's a simple protest
      > > and
      > > >a
      > > >symbolic act. Turn out your lights from 7pm-10pm, your own local time, on
      > >
      > > >June 21, 2001. Unplug whatever you can unplug in your house. Light a
      > > >candle,
      > > >kiss and cuddle, tell ghost stories, do something instead of watching
      > > >television or surfing on the computer. Have fun in the dark. Prove that
      > > >your
      > > >non-usage, our non-usage, can make a difference.
      > > >
      > > >Forward this email as widely as possible, including 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 natural resources.
      > > >
      > > >
      > > >
      > >


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