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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE

95/02/14 NEWSLETTER ON EARTH DAY 25





#1 (FEB. 14, 1995)





EARTH DAY UPDATE





U.S. EMBASSY - USIS EARTH DAY PLANS --  

The Department of State, USIA, USAID, and Peace Corps have sent out 

cables to U.S. Missions overseas to encourage an international 

involvement in this year‚s 25th anniversary of Earth 

Day....Feedback from posts: Embassy Port Au Prince (Schrager), 

plans to promote civic education with an initiative called 

„Planting the Seeds of Democracyš; Manila (Harley) will feature the 

„Kapihan Sa Kalikisanš, a Filipino tradition bringing together 

media and public policy makers during a special breakfast to 

discuss environmental reporting; Amman (Kovach) will do entire day 

activities leading up to Earth Day focusing on, among other topics, 

water pollution - awareness campaigns and prevention methods.



GLOBE MOVES FORWARD --

Environmental education and the Vice President‚s initiative for 

Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment (GLOBE) 

will move into the pilot phase by Earth Day.  GLOBE will link 

schools in the U.S. and around the world to an environmental 

network through which children interact by doing experiments and 

contributing scientific data (Lyn Wigbels at GLOBE #202-395-

7600/FAX395-7600/ INTERNET: lwigbels@globe.gov).



ENVIRONMENTAL PROGRAM SUPPORT IS CATALOGUED --

In honor of Earth Day 25, the State Department - with the help of 

USIA and contributions from U.S. agencies and non-governmental 

organizations - is creating a catalogue of environmental 

information, activities and directories that is intended for 

international use, to be available to posts and NGOs overseas early 

in March. (Lori Brutten at STATE/OES #202-736-737/FAX202-647-

0774/INTERNET: lbrutten @state.gov ).



SPECIAL EVENTS --

In Washington DC April 21st and 22nd: the 25th Anniversary National 

Earth Day Concert includes speakers and music entertainment to 

benefit the environment - the event is likely to be available to 

several hundred international media outlets (Denise Gaumer at 

Concerts for the Environment #612-338-5485/FAX612-338-7154); also 

on the Washington Mall during these days will be numerous exhibits 

and festivities including presentations by Native American leaders, 

which could include an international dimension  More info on these 

events coming in a later newsletter.







INTERNATIONAL EARTH DAY OFFICES --



Earth Day CANADA

114 Front St. West #250, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5J-2L7

#416-599-1991/FAX416-599-3100



Earth Day International GERMANY

An den drei, Hasen 22, 61440 Oberusel, Germany, # 49-6171-

59110/FAX49-6171-59183



Earth day JAPAN

C/O Undo Zenkoku Center, 1-7-3 Hirakawa-dho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, 

102, Japan

#81-3-3234-3844/FAX81-3-3263-9175



Earth Day RUSSIA

101 Prospect Mira, Suite 1213, Moscow, Russia 129812

#7-095-287-1031/FAX70095-956-3255



Earth Day International CHINA

C/O Ms. Bei Lei, Scientech Documentation, Chinese Academy of 

Agricultural Sciences,

Beijing, China, 10081



Earth Day CARIBBEAN

Caribbean Conservation Association, The Garrison, St. Michael, 

Barbados

#809-426-9635(3)/FAX809-429-8483



Earth Day International Developing Countries Network

Global Futures Network, 73 A Mittal Tower-Nairman Point, Bombay, 

INDIA

#91-22-40021/FAX91-28-71250



Earth Day International in the UNITED STATES

C/O Gary Herbertson, The Queen Mary, Long Beach, CA 90802

#310-499-1776/FAX310-866-2787
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