From The Administrator Of EPA

                     In the late 1960s, a series of
                     environmental horror stories
                     gave rise to the first Earth
                     Day. Rivers caught on fire.
                     Whole cities were routinely
                     enshrouded by thick black
                     clouds of industrial pollution.
                     Raw sewage was discharged
                     into rivers, and automobiles
                     released ten times the
                     emissions of today's cars.
   Soon thereafter, the Environmental Protection
 Agency was formed to address these and other
 growing problems. By the late 1970s, dramatic
 progress was achieved in water quality, automobile
 emissions, and waste disposal.
   By Earth Day's tenth anniversary, we were
 witnessing a second wave of environmental
 challenges, often more subtle and difficult to address.
 Everywhere we looked, we found evidence of toxic
 chemicals: in our food, in our water, in our soil, and
 in our air.
   Now, as we approach the twentieth anniversary of
 Earth Day, we face yet a new wave of environmental
 threats, even more challenging: acid rain, global
 warming, habitat destruction, and stratospheric ozone
 depletion. The earth's climate may be at stake, and
 with it, the very survival of life as we know it on this
 remarkable planet.
   What should we do? What can we do? First, we must
 recognize that, in one  way or another, every sector of
 our economy—agriculture, housing, transportation,
 energy—and each of us as consumers contribute to
 these problems. So we must start preventing pollution
 as the primary means  of meeting our environmental
   We simply cannot afford to fail. And we will not
 succeed without educating all sectors of society and
 involving them in meeting the challenges we face.  We
 must choose to act and we must act together. No
 better opportunity awaits us than Earth Day. On
 Sunday, April 22, 1990, join the celebration at
 numerous locations across the country, and become
 a partner in meeting the environmental challenges

                              —William K. Reilly
Printed on Recycled Paper

About Earth Day
On April 22, 1970, environmental protection was an
idea whose time had come. In towns and cities all
over America, millions of citizens demonstrated their
concern about air and water pollution and advocated
the little known concept of ecology.

Earth Day was educational. Thousands of schools
and colleges held special "teach-ins" on the
environment, and tine mass media carried similar
educational programs into virtually every home. New
information, new perspectives, and new values were
communicated throughout the land.

Earth Day was powerful. The U.S. Congress
adjourned for the day so that members could attend
programs in their districts. In Earth Day's wake, the
dean Water Act and the Clean Air Act were passed
and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency was

Earth Day was enduring. A generation has grown up
since, the first ever to accept and share a scientific
comprehension of how integrated, interdependent
natural systems function to sustain life. Public
commitment to the goal of environmental protection,
the true heritage of Earth Day, has been strengthened
down through the years.

What you can  do. Earth Day's twentieth anniversary
offers a special opportunity for individuals to make a
personal commitment to the protection of the
environment. Your commitment might be signified by
a simple act, like planting a tree  and assuring that it
survives. Or you might make changes in your
consumer habits such as determining to conserve
energy or recycle waste products. You might visit
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your local library where you will find many books
about natural systems and how they function.
Educate yourself and you will better understand
environmental issues as they unfold.

Join with others. Find out which groups are planning
Earth Day programs in your area. Check with your
state or local environmental protection office. Write or
call the appropriate EPA Regional Office listed in this
brochure. You may also wish to contact one of the
many environmental organizations planning Earth
Day commemorations.
  If no activities are underway nearby, you and your
friends, classmates, or neighbors can launch a
program of your own. Why  not? Earth Day belongs
to everyone; you don't need anyone's permission to
take part. The important thing is to do
something ... to take some action that will leave the
earth a better place for us all.

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You Can Make A  D,/>: ~
 Earth Day
 EPA Regional Contacts

 Brooke Chamberlain-Cook
 Earth Day Contact
 U.S.EPA  Region 1
 Public Affairs - RPA 2203
 JFK Federal Bldg.
 Boston. MA 02203
 Connecticut Massachusetts,
 Maine, New Hampshire, Rhode
 Island, Vermont

 Lisa Peterson
 Earth Day Contact
 U.S.EPA  Region 2
 Office Of External
 Programs-RM 905
 26 Federal  Plaza
 New York.  NY 10278
 New Jersey. New York, Puerto
 Rico, Virgin Islands

 Janet Viniski
 Earth Day Contact
 U.S.EPA  Region 3
 841 Chestnut Street 3PAOO
 Philaledphia. PA 19107
 Delaware,  Maryland,
 Pennsylvania, Virginia, West
 Virginia, District of Columbia

 Jane McConathy
 Earth Day Contact
 U.S.EPA  Region 4
 345 Courtland Street. NE.
 Atlanta, GA 30365
 (404)  347-3004
Alabama, Florida, Georgia,
 Kentucky,  Mississippi, North
 Carolina, South Carolina,

 Jon Grand
 Earth Day Contact
 U.S.EPA  Region 5
 230 S Dearborn Street
 Chicago.  IL 60604
 Illinois, Indiana, Michigan,
 Minnesota. Ohio,  Wisconsin
Phil Charles
Earth Day Contact
U.S.EPA Region 6
12th Floor
1445 Ross Avenue
Dallas. TX 75202
(214) 655-2200
Arkansas, Louisiana. New Mexico,
Oklahoma, Texas

Rowena Michaels
Earth Day Contact
U.S.EPA Region 7
726 Minnesota Avenue
Kansas City. KS66101
Iowa, Kansas. Missouri. Nebraska

Eric Johnson
Earth Day Contact
U.S.EPA Region 8
999 18th Street
Suite 500
Denver. CO 80202-2405
(303) 294-7599
Colorado, Montana, North Dakota,
South Dakota, Utah, Wyoming

Deanna Wieman
Earth Day Contact
U.S.EPA Region 9
215 Fremont Street
San Francisco. CA 94105
Arizona, California, Hawaii,
Nevada, American Somoa, Guam.
Trust Territories of the Pacific

Jean Baker
Earth Day Contact
U.S.EPA Region 10
1200 6th Avenue
Seattle. WA 98101
Alaska,  Idaho, Oregon,

Ann Boren, Director
Earth Day 1990
U.S.EPA (A 101-ED)
401 M Street. SW.
Washington. DC 20460
(202) 475-7751
Make Every Day An Earth Day

Photo Credits

Children at EPA's Earty Environment     Plant a tree for the future.
Child Dvelopment Center, Washington,   Copyright Grog Pease, Folio Inc. Planting
DC., leam about recycling. Steve Delaney 'Dune* Grata" helps preserve
photo.                          Delaware's shoreline. Tony Pntt Phot*
                               Delaware ONRK.