February 1st, in France, between 7:55 and 8:00 PM, Alliance for Earth (Alliance pour la planète) launches a citizen and simple action that touches everyone: the association asks everyone to turn off electronic items and light.
The action has been named “a 5 minutes break for the planet”. This new campaign should permit any citizen to show off their determination against Global Warming. It is a simple mean to make visible the fact that mobilization is more and more urgent. It also bring different questions about our energy consumption, says the association “Earth’s Friends”, which coordinates the national action for Alliance for Earth. Everywhere in France, People and businesses are joining the action. A meeting will take place in Nice on the “Promenade des Anglais”, and in Paris under the Eiffel tower.
The mobilization is spreading all over the world, so Belgian and Brazilian association already joined the movement.
A five minutes break for Earth, is to be seen as a symbol to attract people’s and media’s attention. It also shows the candidates for Presidential Elections that Global Warming is a great issue that needs to be debated.