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Earth Day Network

Earth Day Network is a grassroots and advocacy organization working on key environmental issues, such as climate change, renewable energy, and environmental education worldwide. We work with nearly 21,000 partner groups in 192 countries in a grassroots network.


Date of Establishment:

16-Nov, 1994

Purpose of Organization:

Earth Day Network (EDN) was founded on the premise that all people, regardless of race, gender, income, or geography, have a moral right to a healthy, sustainable environment. Our mission is to broaden and diversify the environmental movement worldwide, and to mobilize it as the most effective vehicle for promoting a healthy, sustainable environment.

We pursue our mission through a combination of education, public policy, and activism campaigns. Earth Day Network has a global reach with more than 20,000 partners and organizations in 193 countries. More than 1 billion people participate in Earth Day activities, making it the largest secular civic event in the world.

Promote Civic Engagement — EDN works with partner organizations to provide opportunities for all citizens to become active at the local, state, national and global levels. Our tree planting program, The Canopy Project works to plant and restore the tree canopy.

Broaden the Meaning of "Environment" — EDN is committed to expanding the definition of "environment" to include all issues that affect our health, our communities and our environment, such as air and water pollution, climate change, green schools and environmental curriculum, access to green jobs, renewable energy, and a new green economy.

Mobilize Communities — For the past four years, Earth Day Network has helped create a solid environmental platform in communities around the country. In 2010, we partnered with the Latino Congreso to pass a strong climate change resolution. In 2012 we worked with 1,500 local elected officials from around the United states to move forward sustainability agendas in honor of Earth Day.

Planting Trees — Earth Day Network's tree planting campaign is called the Canopy Project. Over the past three years, The Canopy Project, has planted over 1.5 million trees in 18 countries. In the US, projects to restore urban canopies have been completed in New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, St. Louis, Atlanta, Baltimore, Cleveland, Flint, and Chicago. In Haiti alone, where earthquakes caused landslides on deforested hillsides, leading to horrific devastation, Earth Day Network planted 500,000 trees. And in three high-poverty districts in central Uganda, we planted 350,000 trees to provide local farmers with food, fuel, fencing, and soil stability. Earth Day Network also made a commitment with the Global Poverty Project to plant 10 million trees over the next five years in impoverished areas of the world.

Implement Groundbreaking Environmental Education Programs — Earth Day Network’s GREEN Schools Campaign seeks to green all of America’s K-12 schools within a generation. Green schools save money, conserve energy and water, and have better performing and healthier students. The National Civic Education Project is empowering students to solve local environmental problems.

Inspire and engage college students to become environmental leaders — EDN’s campus outreach seeks to grow the size, diversity, and strength of the environmental community in colleges and universities around the world.

Support Earth Day Events and Actions around the World — From greening schools in post-Katrina New Orleans to improving water and sanitation services in a refugee community in Ghana, EDN supports and coordinates thousands of Earth Day events worldwide each year. Earth Day, April 22, is the largest secular holiday in the world, now observed by more than one billion people.
Countries in which organization is active:
  • USA

Contact Details
Street Address:
1616 P St. NW, Suite 340
City/Town:
Washington DC
State/Province/Other:
DC
Country:
USA
Telephone No.:
+1.202.518.0044
Fax Phone:
+1.202.518.8794
Website:
http://www.earthday.norg
Organization founded:
Nov-16-1994

NGO Information
Focal Area:
  • Biodiversity
  • Climate Change
  • Land Degradation
  • Organization Type:
  • Non-Governmental Organization (NGO)
  • Geographic Scope:
  • Global
  • Local
  • National
  • Regional

  • Contact Person
    Name:
    Mrs. Kathleen Rogers Key Contact Person
    Position:
    President, Earth Day Network
    Street Address:
    1616 P. St. NW Suite 340
    Zip Code:
    20036
    City/Town:
    Washington
    State/Province/Other: DC
    Country:
    USA
    Telephone No.:
    +1-202-518.0044
    Fax Phone:
    +1-202-518.8794
    Email:
    rogersearthday.org
    maleriearthday.org


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