Tuesday, March 11, 2008

A quiet suggestion from Bali

This seems like a good, modest, grass roots project from Bali that musicians around the planet might well want to join:

The Bali Collaboration on Climate Change is inviting people to switch off electronic appliances for four hours, from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm on the 21st of March 2008 "as a first step towards WORLD SILENT DAY."

This is inspired by the traditional Nyepi or Silent day practiced by the Balinese for many centuries, in which, for 24 hours, people do not travel, work or light the lamps at night. One Silent Day in Bali is estimated to reduce at least 20,000 tons of CO2, the largest contributor of green house gas.

For more information, see www.worldsilentday.org

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