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Amazon Honor System Commemorates Earth Day; 'Earth Day Every Day' Section Promotes Links to Eco-Friendly Sites

SEATTLE--April 18, 2001--Amazon.com (Nasdaq:AMZN) (http://www.amazon.com) today announced the launch of its new Honor System "Earth Day Every Day" section, located at www.amazon.com/earthday.

Launching the week before the International Earth Day Celebration on April 22, 2001, the Amazon Honor System "Earth Day Every Day" section allows visitors to "tip" their favorite environmentally friendly sites and help support the sites' online content. Participating sites provide a variety of content for people seeking advice on energy conservation, protecting the environment and recycling, and for those who just enjoy the outdoors. Visitors to these sites now have a safe and easy way to tip as little as $1 in exchange for the valuable content they receive. The "Earth Day Every Day" section is a permanent page that will highlight informative environmental sites throughout the year, and we will add additional environmental sites on an ongoing basis.

The Amazon Honor System "Earth Day Every Day" section features some of the leading environmental sites, including: -- http://envirolink.netforchange.com/earthday/index.html --

        (EnviroLink Network) One of the largest environmental
        information clearinghouses
    --  http://www.grrn.org (Grassroots Recycling Network) -- News,
        tips and facts advocating zero waste
    --  http://www.gristmagazine.com -- Magazine sponsored by the
        Earth Day Network
    --  http://www.sustainablebusiness.com -- Offers daily news for
        sustainable businesses
    --  http://www.trailsource.com -- Free online adventure guide to
        trail and travel information

The Amazon Honor System is an easy way for any Web site or e-mail newsletter to begin earning cash for its online content. Thousands of Web sites already recognize the benefits of teaming with Amazon.com's proven platform and its 30 million customers.

About the Amazon Honor System

Based on Amazon.com's 1-Click shopping technology, the Amazon Honor System is a safe and easy way for fans of Web sites to give as little as $1 with a simple click of the mouse. In addition, Web sites can sell access--on the Honor System--to online or downloadable content such as video, music or textual material, including news, poetry, short stories, commentaries and literature. Any Web site can sign up for this service and begin collecting contributions in less than 15 minutes. To learn how, go to http://www.amazon.com/honor.

About Amazon.com

Amazon.com (Nasdaq:AMZN) opened its virtual doors on the World Wide Web in July 1995 and today offers Earth's Biggest Selection, along with online auctions and free electronic greeting cards. Amazon.com seeks to be the world's most customer-centric company, where customers can find and discover anything they might want to buy online. Amazon.com lists millions of unique items in categories such as electronics, kitchen and housewares, books, music, DVDs, videos, camera and photo items, toys, software, computer and video games, tools and hardware, outdoor living and wireless products. Through Amazon.com zShops, any business or individual can sell virtually anything to Amazon's more than 30 million cumulative customers, and with Amazon Payments, sellers can accept credit card transactions, avoiding the hassles of offline payments.

Amazon.com operates four international Web sites: www.amazon.fr, www.amazon.co.uk, www.amazon.de and www.amazon.co.jp. It also operates the Internet Movie Database (www.imdb.com), the Web's comprehensive and authoritative source of information on more than 250,000 movies and entertainment titles and 1 million cast and crew members dating from the birth of film in 1891 to 2003.

       Sites Participating in the "Earth Day Every Day" Section
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            LINKS                           SITE DESCRIPTION
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http://www.amazonteam.org          Amazon.com conservation team
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http://www.earthdayseattle.org     Information about Seattle-area 
                                   Earth Day events
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http://www.emagazine.com           Features articles and tips on the
                                   environment and green living
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http://envirolink.                 One of the largest environmental
netforchange.com/earthday/         information clearinghouses      
index.html                                                          
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http://www.gristmagazine.com/      Magazine sponsored by Earth Day 
                                   Network
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http://www.grrn.org                News, tips and information 
                                   advocating zero waste
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http://www.homeenergy.org          Information for conservation,
/homeenergy.html                   energy efficiency, recycling  
                                   and more                     
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www.sustainablebusiness.com/       Offers daily news advocating 
                                   sustainable business
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http://www.trails.com              Source for hiking, biking, 
                                   paddling and snow trail 
                                   information
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http://www.trailsource.com         Free online adventure guide to 
                                   trail and travel information
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http://www.worldashome.org/        Features ecological literacy

    (Due to the length of two of these URLs, it may be  
    necessary to copy and paste these hyperlinks into  
    your Internet browser's URL address field.)


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