Ok, this may be a little off-theme, but…it´s important.
From France, “L’ Alliance pour la Planete” (“Alliance for the Earth”), an association of environmental and social justice groups has a simple message for everyone: sacrifice 5 minutes for the planet. You’re asked to join others to switch off all electrical appliances between 19:55 and 20:00 CET on Thursday the 1st of February. (Please do the adjustment for your timezone).
It’s not just about saving 5 minutes’ worth of electricity, but a symbolic gesture to draw attention to our vast consumption of energy and the urgent need to reduce, reuse and recycle.
Why this date you may ask? Well, because tomorrow the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is due to release what is expected will be the strongest and most grave assessment to date of global warming by the world’s experts.
If the Eiffel Tower can do it…so can we!