Earth Day 2000

The time is long overdue to begin constructing energy systems based on indigenous solar, wind, biofuels, and other sustainable sources.

In rich countries and poor, Earth Day 2000 will aggressively promote global, national, local, and individual energy choices that produce no net carbon dioxide and zero radioactive waste.

For 2000, Earth Day had the Internet to help link activists around the world. By the time April 22 rolled around, 5,000 environmental groups around the world were on board, reaching out to hundreds of millions of people in a record 184 countries. Events varied: A talking drum chain traveled from village to village in Gabon, Africa, for example, while hundreds of thousands of people gathered on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., USA.