Environment: Endangered Earth Update Let Earth Have Its Day

But the biggest demonstration in history should be only the beginning

It will begin at sunrise on April 22, with church bells pealing for the health of the planet. In tiny chapels and grand cathedrals, Sunday sermons will stress the moral responsibility of environmental awareness. And in thousands of communities around the world, citizens will stage a cacophony of events: parades, proclamations, protests, teach-ins, trash-ins and eco-fairs. In Seattle, residents will demonstrate against pollution in Puget Sound. Environmentalists in West Bengal, India, are planning a bicycle procession. Schoolchildren on Mauritius, a tiny island in the Indian Ocean, will plant trees. And a team of climbers from the U.S., the Soviet Union and...

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