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New U.S. EPA Website offers Earth Day Ideas for Communities,



Schools and Organizations.
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With the fast approach of  Earth Day 2000 on April 22, schools, businesses,
cities, towns, and community organizations are seeking ways to show their
environmental leadership, celebrate their accomplishments,  and set out
their environmental goals for the future.

Energy is this year's Earth Day theme.  U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
(EPA) and the Earth Day Network have teamed up to promote energy efficiency
as a way to prevent pollution.  Using less energy helps the fight against
smog, acid rain, and global climate change.

An Earth Day celebration could include unveiling an ENERGY STAR Label on
school or office buildings.  Governments can choose Earth Day 2000 to commit
to an energy-efficient purchasing policy.   ENERGY STAR includes
opportunities for small businesses and homeowners to prevent pollution by
saving energy.

Visit www.epa.gov/buildings and click on the Earth Day 2000 icon for ideas
on how to make any of these ideas a reality in your town, your school, or
your organization.    

Feel free to ask questions about Earth Day 2000 or the ENERGY STAR programs
by contacting EnergyStarforEarthDay@cadmusgroup.com