Earth Day 2001:
Saturday, April 22
An announcement from
the Earth Day Net
"Earth Day, which occurs annually on
April 22, involves tens of thousands of
events, from rallies and teach-outs to
concerts and earth fairs. You'll find
About the Earth Day Network
"Earth Day Network
is the nonprofit coordinating body of worldwide
Earth Day activities. Our goal is to promote a healthy environment and
a peaceful, just, sustainable world by spreading environmental awareness
through educational materials and publications, and by organizing events,
activities, and annual campaigns. Our network includes more than 5,000
organizations in 184 countries.
The network is headed by the organizers of the original Earth Day in
1970, Gaylord Nelson and Denis Hayes, and is based in Seattle, Washington,
USA. A host of dedicated people -- from advisory councils to grassroots
organizers -- provide the vision, influence, and energy that have sustained
Earth Day as a prominent and effective vehicle for environmental
responsibility over the past three decades."
Earth Day 2001: Saturday, April 22
"Earth Day, which occurs annually on April 22, involves tens of thousands
of events, from rallies and teach-outs to concerts and earth fairs. You'll find
them everywhere, in the world's capitals and in its nooks and crannies --
together sending a message loud and clear that this turf is precious,
perishable, and belongs to all of us."
Earth Car Free Day: April 19, 2001
"Earth Car Free Day will be the largest sustainable transport demonstration
that has ever taken place. Cars pollute our air, cause asthma and other serious
respiratory ailments, and heat up the planet. It's time to make a global statement
and tell leaders everywhere that we need a transition to better transportation
options and a clean energy future. [...]
Do Your Part
Pledge to leave your car at home for Earth Day 2001! This small action, when
added to thousands of other similar commitments from citizens around the world,
will send a very powerful message.
For information on the different ways in which you can get involved visit
www.carfreeday.com, the site of our coordinating partner, The Commons.
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