Tomorrow, February 1, support this French initiative to give the planet a rest from electrical energy use for a full five minutes - between 10:55 am and 11:00 am. Participate in the biggest mobilization of Citizens Against Global Warming! The Alliance for the Planet [a group of environmental associations] is calling on all Planet Earth citizens to create 5 minutes of electrical rest for the planet. http://www.lalliance.fr People all over the world will turn off their lights and electrical appliances on the first of February 2007, between 1.55 pm and 2.00 pm in New York, 18.55 for London, and 19.55 for Paris, Bruxelles, and Italy. 1.55pm in Ottawa, and 10.55am on the Pacific Coast of North America. This is not just about saving 5 minutes worth of electricity; it's about getting the attention of the media, politicians, and ourselves. Why five minutes of electrical down time for the planet on February 1? Because this is the day when the new UN report on global climate change will come out in Paris. This event affects us all, involves us all, and provides an occasion to show how important an issue global warming is to us. If we all participate, this action can have real media and political weight.