DiCaprio leads D.C. Earth Day festivities

In brief

April 20, 2000|By Newsday

The United States will celebrate Earth Day on Saturday, and who better to have as host of the Earth Day 2000 celebration on the Mall in Washington, than "the King of the World" himself, Leonardo DiCaprio. The day includes a concert featuring James Taylor, Carole King and Clint Black.

The Environmental Defense Council site at www. environmentaldefense.org provides more details of the celebration and considerable information about significant ways the environmentally conscious among us can make a difference -- including links to such online initiatives as Scorecard (www.scorecard.org), where by simply typing in your ZIP code you can locate polluters in your area and send them a fax expressing your concern about what they're doing. Also try Action Network (www.actionnetwork.org), where you can send key messages to policymakers before they make their decisions.

John McConnell, the founder of Earth Day, takes issue with the current celebration, as you'll see visiting his EarthSite at www.earthsite.org.

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