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Greetings to Candle Nighters on the other side of the world.

June 17, 2005

Here in Nimbin, Australia we had our first Candle Night party in June 2001. Once again this year our house will be bathed in the ethereal glow of candlelight as we enjoy good food and the company of friends. And as it is mid-winter here in the southern hemisphere, our fireplace will have a roaring fire to ward off the chill of the night.

And once again this year we will be adding a small practical step to the symbolism of our candle night celebration:-

Greenfleet, an Australian not for profit organisation, has a website that makes it very quick and easy for us to neutralise the effect of the carbon dioxide released by our modern lifestyles.

By planting forests of biodiversity in areas that have been damaged by deforestation and land degradation, Greenfleet can offset the CO2 emissions of people living anywhere in the world.

For $20 or less anyone can have their whole year's electricity use offset; alternatively they can sequester the CO2 from their car usage - even their air flights!

By planting trees Greenfleet is not only helping to slow global climate change, but at the same time contributing to the greening the planet. And amazingly your tree planting contributions will only add between 2 and 3% to the utility bills, fuel costs and airfares that make our modern life so comfortable and convenient.

Until renewable, non-polluting sources of energy, and technologies for greater energy efficiency become widely available I recommend this small step to everyone celebrating the Candle Night. Visit the Greenfleet website at:

Wishing everyone an enjoyable Candle Night,

Nigel and Yoko

Nimbin, Australia