Dim your lights for 5 mins on Feb 1st

I got a forwarded email on my Sustainable Interaction Design Research Group, and have pasted a section of the email below.

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L’Alliance pour la Planète (a group of environmental activistshttp://www.lalliance.fr/) calls to all civilians:

Make our planet rest for five minutes!
Everybody is requested to dim his/her lights for five minutes between 7.55pm and 8.00pm on February first. This not only to save energy for five minutes, but to bring out a message that will attract the attention of politicians and leaders. It is time for them to take action and avoid the waste of energy.
During 5 minutes we’ll give the planet rest: it doesn’t take long and it won’t cost you a thing. And it will make a statement before federal elections that we as citizens want climate on the agenda.

And why February 1st?
Because on that day a new file from climatological experts from the United Nations will be published in Paris. Because it is with our neighbors it is impossible to let this opportunity slip! We have to get attention to the urgent matter of the worlds climatological situation. If everybody takes part in this action it will have an effect on media and politics that might have a real influence, this would be good on such short notice before the (Belgian) elections! 

Make this message go around the globe, send it to friends, family and local politicians. Put it in your newsletter and blog.

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