Announcement: March 28, Earth: RECLAIM THE STARS

Last May, Arthur published the Endarkenment Manifesto, Peter Lamborn Wilson’s “half-serious proposal for a political movement to uphold and propagate the ideals of Green Hermeticism.” So naturally we’re pleased to hear of the WWF’s new Earth Hour campaign…

World Wildlife Fund is asking individuals, businesses, governments and organizations around the world to turn off their lights for one hour – Earth Hour – March 28, 2009, 8:30 pm local time—to make a global statement of concern about climate change and to demonstrate commitment to finding solutions.

Lights out means a lot less light pollution, which means many of us will get to experience real darkness, and see the stars, for the first time in ages from our own homes. In other words, we’ll get to experience the night as it has been routinely experienced by homo sapiens for 99 percent of the time that they’ve been roaming the planet. Should be a real (cosmic) eye opener: the heavens, unveiled.

Continuing on the theme: how ’bout, say, a day without driving?

Reclaim the stars, reclaim the streets…