A Challenge to the Bloggers of Los Angeles

21Sep07

I know why you do it.

You write about L.A. because you care. It’s your home. It’s where you work and play.

You write about it to share your experiences with others. To make sense of it all for yourself. To make a difference.

We each have our own way of saying things. Our own opinions. Our own interests. But, in the end, we are all part of a city that is too often misunderstood. Abused. Ridiculed. Ignored.

Lights Out San Francisco takes place on October 20th. Residents and businesses in the Bay Area hope to conserve 15 percent of the energy consumed on an average Saturday night just by turning off the lights. They just added the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge and the Transamerica Pyramid to a dark list that already includes Alcatraz Island and the Golden Gate Bridge.

Why not Los Angeles?

I challenge you to challenge them. Your readers. Your bosses. Your city council. Your mayor. Can we get Lights Out L.A. together in just one month? Do we not owe it to each other to try?

Let’s talk about it. Together.

Photo from flickr

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3 Responses to “A Challenge to the Bloggers of Los Angeles”

  1. Yawn.

    Big gestures do not cause change. Small, cumulative changes add up: take transit as often as you can, turn off lights when not in use, change over to energy efficient bulbs, etc.

    Please spare me the comparison with the tiny city by the bay with the big ego. Power consumption in San Francisco is increasing immensely, just as it is everywhere else. Theatrical events do us no good, they just encourage the wrong element.

  2. 2 frazgo

    I’m not feeling it either. The point is? Build more powerplants so we don’t have to sit in the dark.

  3. 3 Stephen Bianchi

    As an SF native that still considers “the city” my home, I am perplexed by how some activists try to spread their word. The main focus of this campaign seems to get people to switch to CFLs, which is a great idea. But instead of focusing their dollars and time on the best distribution model to get free CFLs in people’s hands they instead cook up and elaborate headline grabbing scheme. Come on people is the message more important than the actual change?

    You know I think I will turn on two extra lights on the 20th. The bay area hates us anyways…


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