Tuesday, February 19, 2008


After that last rant, I figured it was time to post about a positive way we can start making a difference....

Very much along the same lines as what we encouraged for a"Small(er) Solstice" last year, Rufus Wainwright is inviting fans (and everyone else for that matter) to take advantage of the extra daylight during this summer's solstice to enjoy a 12 hour voluntary blackout. As he writes on the site
On a Saturday around the summer solstice (June 21st) for a 12 hour period (noon to midnight) wherever you are, let's all turn off the power at the same time, ie: lights, TV, phones, fridges, etc...Anything you can possibly do without for 12 HOURS. This time could be spent contemplating alone or with friends on the coming year and what personally one can do to save the planet. And at the end of the day, as darkness rolls in, a candle is lit and a list is made up of all the things we can do that year to help the environment.

Chances are Hil and I will be up camping at her folks' cabin where we've got no choice but to go powerless anyway, but if we are in town, I'm tossing around the idea of throwing a blackout party with anyone else who might be interested.

Here's the facebook group for the larger event.

Related News: Canadian Cities join on for Earth Hour

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