Today is the summer solstice, the longest day of the year. This year
it's also the date scheduled for a protest that spread across the world
on the Internet.
Participants in the protest plan to hold a "voluntary blackout" by
using no power from 7 to 10 p.m. The purpose of the gesture, according to
the Web site rollyourownblackout.com, is to draw attention to "the
current energy policies [of the United States] and lack of emphasis on
efficiency, conservation and alternative fuels."
The plan, originally popularized in an e-mail by a Los Angeles artist,
has drawn adherents from Chile to Texas, according to the Web site.
Thursday's meeting will deal primarily with plans for an upcoming
"energy independence fair" to be held July 2 at Glendale's central
library, Kent said.
"We really hope to get our meeting done by the time the sun sets," she
GREENS GO BLACK
WHAT: Blackout meeting of Glendale Greens.
WHERE: The Goode House, 117 N. Cedar St.
WHEN: 7 p.m.