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Out-riders of Spaceship Earth Lead in March 20 Earth Day Observance.

The first view of Earth from Space inspired the idea of Earth Day. "We set out to explore Space and discovered Earth." From this came the idea we should all think and act as Trustees of Earth.

For the first time, Earth Day will be celebrated in Space. At the Mir Space Station there will be a brief ceremony that will include a special moment when the Peace Bell at the United Nations is rung as Spring begins (2:55 p.m. in New York). Astronauts, Cosmonauts and people on Earth will join at that time in a brief dedication to be responsible trustees of Earth.

The Earth Trustee idea is appealing to people of every creed and culture. It is very simple and powerful. All that is needed is for every individual and institution to think and act as a trustee of Earth, seeking in their own way to: "Make choices in ecology, economics and ethics that will eliminate pollution, poverty and violence, awaken the wonder of life and nurture people and planet."

We can now halt the awful record of history with its injustice, wars and violence. Napoleon once said, "Imagination rules the world." Internet opens new opportunities to capture the imagination of the world with a solution that can appeal to all. Projects and efforts that are achieving Earth Trustee goals can be posted and verified by experts on the web.

Let every person who receives this message decide to be an Earth Trustee. Forward this to a few friends and suggest they do the same. Let's circle the world now with a positive Earth Trustee vision that can rejuvenate our planet.

John McConnell -- The man who started Earth Day. <http://earthsite.org>

To friends and other interested parties. This is a pilot project with great promise. We hope you will help make it work.

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