Thursday March 20, 8:00 p.m. EST (Eastern Standard Time)

Nature's Day all over the world.

The Peace Bell
  at the United Nations in New York
  will ring at 8:00 p.m. EST - 
the beginning of Spring.

At the same moment
  (2:00 a.m., March 21, in Austria) 
the Peace Bell
  at the United Nations
  in Vienna will ring.

One global common moment 
celebrating life
 with dedication of heart and mind
 to think and act
 as responsible Earth Trustees.

We are one human family and have only one Earth.



Peace and the care of Earth begins in the mind.  On Earth Day we can think, pray and plan what we will do to restore and renew the wonder of life on our planet.  A "New Day" when differences are forgotten as we share the wonder of nature's new life and new beginning.

Radio and TV are requested to provide live coverage of the United Nations ceremonies so we can all participate.

March Equinox  - Nature's moment of "global equipoise"

Observed as the beginning of a new year in ancient China, England, Persia, Egypt, North and South America.  At the moment of Equinox the Sun is setting at the South Pole and rising at the North Pole.  On the equator at noon you will cast no shadow.

Nowrouz (New Day) continues to be the first day of calendar year in Iran (Persia). New Year Celebrations begin at the exact moment of vernal equinox and last for 13 days, culminating with Seezdehbedar (Nature Day) on the 13th day of the year. The New Year starting March 20, 2003 at 20:30 in Iran will be year 1382.



Earth Day 2003

1:00 AM Universal Time (GMT)

Check your local time.

Message for Earth Day UN Ceremony, March 20, 2003

Earth Day: Crisis and Opportunity.

By John McConnell, Earth Day Founder