Earth Day 2002

Spring / Vernal Equinox

Nature's Day all over the world.

Wednesday, March 20, 2002 

14:16 Eastern Standard Time (New York)

19:16 Universal Greenwich Mean Time

Check your local time.

One global common moment celebrating life with dedication of heart and mind to think and act as responsible Earth Trustees. We are one human family and have only one Earth.

The Peace Bell at the United Nations in New York will ring at 2:16 p.m. EST - the beginning of Spring. At the same moment (8:16 p.m., March 20, in Austria) the Peace Bell at the United Nations in Vienna will ring.

Peace and the care of Earth begins in the mind.  On Earth Day we can think, pray and plan what we will do to restore and renew the wonder of life on our planet.  A "New Day" when differences are forgotten as we share the wonder of nature's new life and new beginning.

Radio and TV are requested to provide live coverage of the United Nations ceremonies so we can all participate.

March Equinox  - Nature's moment of "global equipoise"

Observed as the beginning of a new year in ancient China, England, Persia, Egypt, North and South America.  At the moment of Equinox the Sun is setting at the South Pole and rising at the North Pole.  On the equator at noon you will cast no shadow.

Nowrouz (New Day) continues to be the first day of calendar year in Iran (Persia). New Year Celebrations begin at the exact moment of vernal equinox and last for 13 days, culminating with Seezdehbedar (Nature Day) on the 13th day of the year. The New Year starting March 20, 2002 at 22:46:00 in Iran will be year 1381.

International Earth Day Site:

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