Lights Out Santa Barbara!
Interesting movement afoot to conserve energy on October 20th....here's some info I received from a loyal reader:
Lights Out Santa Barbara on October 20th, from 8-9 pm.
For those who believe that every little bit of thought, every little bit of effort makes a difference, on October 20th, we in the Santa Barbara area (city and county) are invited to turn off all non-essential lights.
This will be happening in San Francisco and Los Angeles and in Santa Barbara is being promoted (it's all volunteer) by individuals believing that each of us can make difference.
It's completely voluntary. It was first done in Sydney, Australia on March 31st. There, 2.2 million people, more than half the population, turned off their lights, saving an estimated 10% of energy for that time.
We hope for the same here --- at the very least we will have a great understanding and appreciation of how each of us can make a difference.
And that, we think, is what it is all about, each of us making a difference. Southern California Edison agrees and has signed on as a supporter, along with Mayor Blum and all of the SB City Council, First District Supervisor Salud Carbajal, 2nd District Supervisor Janet Wolf, and Rep. Lois Capps.
Take a look at the web site: http://lightsoutsb.org; send an e-mail as a supporter of the concept - there's a link on the page; and turn off your non-essential lights for one hour, 10/20 8-9 pm.