Save The Earth


Earth Day 2000 is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that seeks to sustain and strengthen the spirit of Earth Day by helping people make choices in their everyday lives that protect the environment. Specifically, we are a national resource center and clearinghouse for environmental activism. We provide green consumers, investors and activists with materials to more effectively pursue the various goals envisioned by Earth Day. Our aim: a cleaner and healthier planet to celebrate on the 30 anniversary of Earth Day in the year 2000.

Earth Day began at the urging of Senator Gaylord Nelson, who asked the American people; "Are we prepared to say to manufacturers, 'You must take that thing off the market or prove that the waste it generates doesn't pollute the atmosphere?' Are we prepared to say no to oil companies that they must not drill offshore? Are we prepared to develop a land use policy to say, 'You must not destroy any more'"

A group of young college students led Environmental Action, Inc. in coordinating the first earth day events in 1970. Following thousands of teach-ins, demonstrations, and rallies, citizens demanded that Congress protect the environment. The Environmental Protection Agency was created. Congress passed the Clean Water Act, the Clean Air Act, the Endangered Species Act, and the National Environmental Policy Act. We must ensure that Earth Day in the new millennium brings the same kind of dramatic changes in our approach to saving the plant.