Voluntary blackout

Old Dec 8th, 2007, 08:47 AM
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Voluntary blackout

Anyone know anything about the 5 minute voluntary blackout in Germany and adjoining countries tonight? Sounds interesting.
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Old Dec 8th, 2007, 10:09 AM
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I know Luzern turned off its lights for five minutes this morning in honour of energy savings day today.
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Old Dec 8th, 2007, 03:47 PM
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The voluntary blackout movement has been circling the globe. I think that it started in Sydney, Australia, in March 2007. It was an hour blackout for awareness of climate change.

I know that Salt Lake city had a similar voluntary blackout (one hour) earlier this year. At that time they reported what other American cities were participating.

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Old Dec 8th, 2007, 05:31 PM
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Great - that allows me to crank up the heat even more tonight. It's freezin' here!
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Old Dec 9th, 2007, 05:17 AM
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In Germany, some organizations and newspapers called for a voluntary blackout for 5 minutes. In many cities, public illumination was switched off. It should be a symbol for the global climate conference in Bali.
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