I've distilled the posts on this action idea down to this.
"Free from Power Day - a monthly holiday in celebration of simplicity.
An opportunity to express your willingness to consume less power in the form of electricity, fossil fuels, and products reliant upon them.
Also, a declaration of independence from the power of consumerism and media.
Thus on the first Saturday of every month:
1. Freedom from the power grid for entire day. Zero personal use of electricity delivered via the national grid.
2. Freedom from the fossil fuel grid. Zero personal use of fossil fuels; no cars, buses, planes or trains fueled by fossil fuels. No cooking using fossil fuels or refridgerated food. No bathing or showering unless from rainwater heated renewably.
3. Freedom from Consumerism and media. No shopping, banking, television, radio, mp3, cell phone, land line phone, computer, or printed media usage."
I think it still needs a mission statement incorporating what CA mentioned "Rest the mental clutter and be outside in nature. Break free from all the appliances that call us to the grid, but also break free from our own mental draw to even engage in the grid. Rest. We all need to rest more." as well as this from myself "one days action to point out that a life spent living simply is not only possible but preferable. " and Charles M's statement "You have to be very careful how you pitch things like this so that they engage people effectively and on an ongoing basis."
Perhaps one of you folks can sythesize a statement encapsulating all that?
Written in August 2008