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Enviro-Mich message from "Delavan Sipes" <delavan@cybersol.com>

Here's a neat little message from Yvonne Roehler of BrittenMedia in Traverse
City, sent to me via a third party.
The easiest way to make this effective would be to pull the main electrical
power switch in your home.  Even your refrigerator and freezer can stand
that term of power outage.  Electric lights wouldn't be significant during
these hours at that time of year, but with everything else turned off, there
would be a terrific impact.  The southern hemisphere, with the loss of
electric lights,  would have a noticeably greater effect in that region
because darkness would encompass the hours from 7-10PM.  Let's give it a

Sent: Thursday, May 17, 2001 10:16 AM
Subject: Do this. Forward it.


The First Day of Summer
JUNE 21, 2001 Thursday Eve, 7 - 10 p.m. 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 at 7 p.m. - 10 p.m.
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 7 p.m.
until 10 p.m. (your local time) on June 21. Unplug whatever you can
unplug in your house. Light a candle for the Sun, kiss, make love, play
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 energy efforts -- and an end to over exploitation and misuse
of the Earth's resources.

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