Friday, February 02, 2007
5 minutes of blackout for the planet
Last evening, between 7:55 and 8 pm, all French people were invited by several environmental protection associations to turn off their lights for 5 minutes. The idea was to attract the attention of politicians, media and citizens on the need for more energy savings. Even public monuments like the Eiffel tower turned into the dark age at the same moment... And it worked! The French Electricity company reported tonight that the equivalent of 1% of the national consumption has been "saved" thanks to this "eco demonstration".
PS: I'm off to Romans for the festival tomorrow morning at 6 am(!). Will keep you posted on the results. Cross your fingers for me! And Merci encore for your support!