Sunday, January 21, 2007
FRANCE RETURNS TO DARK AGES
French darkeneurs plan an electricity-free earth-saving experiment:
We are asked to switch off all electricity from 7.55pm until 8pm on February 1 by L’Alliance pour la Planète, a grouping of 72 environmental organisations which includes the World Wildlife Fund, Greenpeace and the Nicolas Hulot association. This is a call for a nationwide five-minute respite for the planet, and is intended to draw attention to citizens’ concern about energy consumption.
Don’t do themselves any favours with their advertising, do they? The only illumination during this period will be courtesy of French youths. Sydney folk may be annoyed; France’s five-minute Gore prayer scoops local darkening plans by more than a month.