Earth Car Free Day will be the largest sustainable transport demonstration that has ever taken place.

Cars pollute our air, cause asthma and other serious respiratory ailments, and heat up the planet. It's time to make a global statement and tell leaders everywhere that we need a transition to better transportation options and a clean energy future

India, Luxembourg, Hong Kong, Nepal, Pakistan, Singapore, Taiwan, Australia, Czech Republic, United Kingdom, Argentina, United States, Moldova, Chile, Iran, and Nigeria are some of the countries in which Earth Car Free Day events are being planned.

Find event information or contact the organizing groups by searching in the appropriate geographical region in the event or network group directory.

Do Your Part

Pledge to leave your car at home for Earth Day 2001! This small action, when added to thousands of other similar commitments from citizens around the world, will send a very powerful message.

For information on the different ways in which you can get involved visit www.carfreeday.com, the site of our coordinating partner, The Commons.

The earth will continue to regenerate its life sources only as long as we and all the peoples of the world do our part to conserve its natural resources. It is a responsibility which every human being shares. Through voluntary action, each of us can join in building a productive land in harmony with nature."

President Gerald Ford 
Proclaiming March 21st as Earth Day

The purpose of Earth Site is to get attention for the Earth Day Idea,
the idea that can do the most for people and planet:

"All individuals and institutions have a mutual responsibility to now act as Trustees of Earth, seeking the choices in ecology, economics and ethics that will eliminate pollution, poverty and violence, foster peaceful progress, awaken the wonder of life, and realize the best potential for the future of the human adventure."

EARTH DAY uses one of humanity’s great discoveries, the discovery of anniversaries by which, throughout time, human beings have kept their sorrows and their joys, their victories, their revelations and their obligations alive, for re-celebration and re-dedication another year, another decade, another century another eon. EARTH DAY reminds the people of the world of the need for continuing care which is vital to Earth’s safety. …EARTH DAY draws on astronomical phenomena in a new way; using the vernal equinox, the time when the Sun crosses the equator making night and day of equal length in all parts of the Earth. To this point in the annual calendar, EARTH DAY attaches no local or divisive set of symbols, no statement of the truth or superiority of one way of life over another. But the selection of the March equinox makes planetary observance of a shared event possible. 

The vernal equinox calls on all mankind to recognize and respect Earth’s beautiful systems of balance, between the presence of animals on land, the fish in the sea, birds in the air, mankind, water, air, and land. Most importantly there must always be awareness of the actions by people that can disturb this precious balance.

Margaret Mead

Read Margaret Mead's 1977 Earth Day Statement

Press Release September 7, 2000:

With this Earth Flag the parachute landing on the North Pole has been performed. The airdrop was executed from the plane AN-26 that had made the Moscow-Khatanga-Srednii Island-North Pole flight. Dropped onto the North Pole was a group of 26 persons. This international expedition had been arranged by Russia but paratroopers from Ukraine, USA, Canada, Australia, Holland and South Africa also took part in it. Airdrop conditions were difficult with air temperature of 29 degrees Centigrade below zero, wind of 12 m per second. However, the landing was safe and successful for all.

The first on the left is Vladimir Chukov, the Expedition Head. The second on the left (in the General's uniform) is Aleksandr Khalutin, 87 years of age, an Aviation Major General. There is no one else in the world who would have ever been airdropped on the North Pole in such an age. Nor there will be anyone like him or breaking his record in the world in the foreseeable future. This event is worth entering in the Guinness Book of Records and it represents the continuance of the glorious traditions of the Russian Aviation. The third of the left is Evgenii Bakalov, the head of the paratroopers' crew.

Thanks.