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18 February 2001 Issue
Earth Day

from - Dr John Wedderburn - john@aapn.org 

This April, thousands of organizations will take action in their communities to call for global sustainability and hope. Please join us in making this Earth Day a turning point in the way human beings treat the Earth, and each other.

REGISTER YOUR EVENT online at http://www.earthday.net/event/signup.asp 

We hope to hear from you soon! If you do not have web access, you can email us your event plans at worldwide@earthday.net, or fax them to us at 206-876-2015. Please make sure you include the following information:

group name:
contact name:
event name:
event description:
event time:
event location (exact address):
number of people expected to participate:
any media coverage:

Every Earth Day action matters, whatever its size, and whatever issue it relates to. If you do something for the Earth on 22 April, you are part of a powerful force for change.

Thank you very much for being part of the Earth Day Network.

EVENT HIGHLIGHTS
Set out below are just a few examples of what will be happening for Earth Day this year:

GLOBAL
Coral Reef Alliance (CORAL) is coordinating the 2nd annual Dive In to Earth Day event. During the week leading up to Earth Day, divers and underwater enthusiasts will get wet and have fun at dive sites throughout the world. The global celebration aims to raise awareness of and inspire action to protect our coral reefs, oceans, lakes, rivers, and beaches. For more information, visit http://divein.coralreefalliance.org 

In Japan, ASAP 21 is creating an online Earth Day Photo Gallery, which will feature photos and streaming video of Earth Day actions across the globe. For more information, or to post your photos to the site, please contact inquiry@asap21.org or visit http://www.asap21.org 

AUSTRALIA PACIFIC
In Australia, Men of the Trees will hold an Earth Day Expo on biodiversity, as part of Science Week in Western Australia. The event, which will be held at City Farm in Perth on 6 April, features interactive programs for children, and follows on from last year's Earth Day Expo on salinity.
Contact Jennifer Pearson at Tel: 61 8 9291 6619, Fax: 61 8 9250 2735,
Email: treeswa@iinet.net.au, Website: http://www.iinet.net.au/~treeswa 

ASIA
In Malaysia, Malaysian Nature Society is organizing a nation-wide children's art competition for children aged 9-18. The competition, which will be based on the Asian Conservation Awareness Program, seeks to urge others to discontinue the use of animals as a resource for food or ornaments. The competition will run for 2 months, and will culminate in a prize giving ceremony in Kuala Lumpur on Earth Day.
Contact VJ at Tel: 60 3 2873304, Fax: 60 3 2878773,
Email: natsoc@po.jaring.my, Website: http://www.mns.org.my/mns 

LATIN AMERICA
In Argentina, the NGO Red de Voluntariado Juvenil Ambiental (The Youth Volunteer Network for the Environment) will launch the book, "Young Volunteer Environmentalists," which honors up-and-coming young activists. The launch is being coordinated through the Youth Environmental Program of the National Secretariat for Sustainable Development and Environmental Policy of Argentina.
Contact Martin Colombo, Tel: 54 114 382 6951,
Email: mcolombo@voluntariadoambiental.org
Website: http://www.voluntariadoambiental.org 

MIDDLE EAST
In Jordan, the Arab Women Organization (AWO) is planning events to involve the youth in community work, as well as a walkathon for private schools. Contact Leila Hamarneh, Email: awo@nets.com.jo 

AFRICA
In Nigeria, the NGO Coalition on the Environment (NGOCE) is hosting events to promote the use of solar energy in forest communities as an alternative to firewood. Radio programs, television shows and a workshop will be held in the city of Calabar, as part of the NGOCE's work to protect the Cross River rainforest.
Contact NGOCE, Tel: 234 87 22 35 03,
Email: ngocenvironment@yahoo.com
Website: http://www.geocities.com/hgocenvi 

EUROPE
In Poland, the Ochota Cultural Center will host a month of events during April in honor of Earth Day 2001. The main event will be a city-wide picnic on 22 April at Warsaw's Pole Mokotowskie Park, which will also be the site of environmental fairs, exhibitions, competitions, symposia, and workshops.
Contact Danuta Jampolska, Tel: 48 1 122 822 7436,
Fax: 48 1 122 822 9317, Email: oko@oko.com.pl
Website: http://www.dzienziemi.pl 

NORTH AMERICA
In the United States, more than 100 environmental exhibits, 20 bands, and several keynote speakers will be feature elements of an Earth Day event on Grandfather Mountain, which is the second highest peak in North Carolina. Portions of the event will be powered by a wind/solar hybrid system. All proceeds will go to a few local and national non-profit environmental organizations. Contact the Appalachian State University Solar Energy
Society, Tel: +1 828 264 9652, Email: gosolar@hotmail.com 

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Earth Day is all about people banding together to achieve what none of us could achieve on our own. Each of you is important in this effort. Acting together, who says we can't change the world?

We look forward to hearing what you will be doing on Earth Day 2001.

Earth Day Network
811 First Avenue, Suite 454
Seattle, WA 98104 USA
Tel: + 1.206.876.2002
Fax: + 1.206.876.2015
worldwide@earthday.net
http://www.earthday.net 

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