THE BUTTERFLIES FAD
monarch at saber.net
Thu Jun 14 23:04:12 EDT 2001
> I have watched the rain forest destroyed. And the best that
> some of you can do is oppose collecting.
Leroy, you may be pleased to know that some of NABA's
leaders are involved in much more environmental activism than just opposing
collecting. For example, Wanda Dameron, a leader in the big LA-NABA
chapter wrote the following to many NABA members yesturday encouraging
them to participate in a "voluntary rolling blackout on the first day of summer,
June 21 that will roll across the planet". Details are below:
From: "Dameron, Wanda" <be496 at lafn.org>
JUNE 21, 2001 THURS EVE,
7-10 pm worldwide, all time zones -
As an alternative to George W. Bush's energy policies
and lack of emphasis on efficiency, conservation and
alternative fuels, there will be a voluntary rolling blackout on the
first day of summer, June 21 at 7 pm - 10 pm in any time zone
(this will roll it across the planet).
It's a simple protest and a symbolic act. Turn out your lights from 7
pm-10 pm on June 21. Unplug whatever you can unplug in your
house. Light a candle to the Sungoddess, kiss and tell or not,
take a stroll in the dark, invent ghost stories, anything that's not
electronic - have fun in the dark.
Read the 1999 book "Natural Capitalism" by Hawken and
Lovins to learn that conservation/high efficiency
technologies already ARE on-the-shelf.
If implemented these revolutionary ideas would pay
themselves off within five years, after which we'd be
pumping far less greenhouse gas into the atmosphere
and saving bucks to boot.
Forward this email as widely as possible, to your
government representatives and environmental contacts.
Let them know we want global education, participation
and funding in conservation, efficiency and
alternative fuel efforts -- and an end to
over-exploitation and misuse of the earth's resources.
Anyone knows that the Cheney-Bush team is blowing
smoke when they tell us that "... conservation can't
help, it'll just be too expensive to implement
those technologies..." While on the other hand,
technology to develop and deploy weapons to blow
incoming ICBMs out of the sky are easy to come by.
LA-NABA, LepSoc, ATL, Lorquin, Xerces
23424 Jonathan St., Los Angeles, Ca. 91304
> 818-340-0365 be496 at lafn.org
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