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About Earth Day 2004

About the Peace Bell

United States
Europe - Spring Day 2004


"We'll ring a symbolic bell. Then our students will tie their own drawings and paintings on peace and friendship in the world to all the trees in front of our school."
--Janina Seniuta
Kaunas Stasys Lozoraitis secondary school from Lithuania

Earth Day Events 2004

Here are some of the events that will be occuring across the United States on Earth Day:

Representatives from the Executive Office of Secretary-General, specialized UN agencies, Member States, intergovernmental organizations, the press, and non-governmental organizations will be present to participate in the Japanese Peace Bell ceremony at UN Headquarters at 1:49 am on 20 March, 2004.

First Love, a high-energy group of five young singers from Uganda, Africa, will perform during the Earth Day ceremony on 20 March at UN Headquarters. According to musical group's coordinator, John N. Miller, they wiil be "bringing hope from Africa through music... [T]he group will sing uplifting African melodies in both English and Swahili.".

Artists Embassy International, which promotes peace through the arts, will be ringing peace bells on Friday, 19 March, when the equinox occurs on the West Coast, as well as on 20 March.

The World Peace Bell, the largest swinging bell in the world, will ring simultaneously at the World Peace Bell Center in Newport, Kentucky. “The bell weighs 66,000 pounds [and] was cast in Nantes, France,” according to Brian Plunkett of the World Peace Bell Center.


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