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Dear friends,

Sign the Earth Day letter calling on leaders to attend the World Summit on Sustainable
Development! We are thankful to those of you that have already signed the letter. The
World Summit will be the first international meeting on sustainable development in 10
years. To date, only a handful of leaders have committed publicly to go. This event is of
critical importance to the future of our planet and your contribution to the letter will
help make the summit a turning point in our history. Please sign the letter today!

at . Or, send an email to
. (Put “SIGNATURE” in the subject line and include your group
name in the body of the email.)

Please forward this message widely to other groups and individuals!

CIRCULATE the WSSD letter by gathering signatures through your networks or in your
community. Download the letter (in German, Portuguese, English, French, or Spanish) from
our website:

We will be concentrating our press work around Earth Day on the WSSD letter and putting
pressure on our leaders to attend the summit. Here is information we need from you to be
included in our press reports around Earth Day:

* the number of signatures you’ve gathered; and
* whether the signatures are from organizations or individuals

The text of the letter is set out below this email. Please sign the letter today and
help us ensure this critical international summit is a success!

Thank you for your support.


an email to . (Put “SIGNATURE” in the subject line and include
your group name in the body of the email.)


Dear Heads of Government,

We, the undersigned citizens and groups, call on you to attend the World Summit on
Sustainable Development in Johannesburg, South Africa in August – September 2002.

The World Summit will mark the tenth anniversary of the 1992 Earth Summit – the U.N.
Conference on the Environment and Development in Rio de Janeiro. At the Earth Summit,
world leaders agreed to a set of principles for meeting our needs without compromising
the needs of future generations.

Ten years later, those principles for sustainable development remain largely
unfulfilled. Issues such as biodiversity loss, deforestation, climate change, and
extinction of species are damaging our priceless ecological resources. Human health is
at risk worldwide due to pollution, water shortages, and degradation of farmland. In
addition, a growing gap separates developing and developed nations, and a significant
percentage of the world’s people live in poverty.

We cannot afford another decade of insufficient action. Now, more than ever before,
there is a great need to foster a spirit of global partnership. As your nation’s leader,
you hold a position of responsibility, both to your own citizens and to the global
community. Securing the well-being of your own citizens goes hand in hand with
preserving the natural systems that sustain us all.

The World Summit offers us a rare opportunity to build international momentum for a
sustainable future, in the twenty-first century and beyond. We urge you to attend the
summit and implement a strong follow-up plan of action for your country.


an email to . (Put “SIGNATURE” in the subject line and include
your group name in the body of the email.)

Earth Day Network Worldwide Team

Serryn Janson | Director, Worldwide Program | sjanson@earthday.net
Helen Couture Rodriguez | Latin America & Canada | helen@earthday.net
Sierra James | Asia Pacific | sierra@earthday.net
Boriana Savova | Europe | boriana@earthday.net
Charlotte Youngblood | Africa & Middle East | charlotte@earthday.net
Laura O’Laughlin | Francophone Africa | olaughlin@earthday.net

Earth Day Network
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Earth Day – 22 April



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