March 2020 -- Adar-Nisan 5780,  Volume 26, Issue 3

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Global Engagement Building for Landmark Earth Day 2020

The Earth Day Network, which coordinates the annual Earth Day, has announced that hundreds of schools around the world have become key partners for 2020. These schools join thousands of other groups and entities world-wide dedicated to make environmental action a cornerstone in this crucial year.

 

“I am thrilled to see schools, teachers and students from around the world solidify their commitment for Earth Day 2020.  Together we can build an environmentally literate citizenry ready to engage in civic action to fight against climate change,” said Tracey Ritchie, Director of Education for Earth Day Network.

 

This year will be the 50th anniversary of Earth Day and will be celebrated on April 22, 2020. Over 20 million citizens were mobilized in 1970, to demand action on the environmental challenges of the time. This years’ theme will be Climate Change. The first Earth Day is credited with launching the modern environmental movement and is now recognized as the planet’s largest civic event, according to the Earth Day Network.

Earth Day has led to passage of landmark environmental laws including the Clean Air, Clean Water and Endangered Speci.es Acts. Similar laws were adopted by other countries.

 

Schools can find free environmental education resources and sign on to be an Earth Day school at Earth Day Network’s website. They can also join thousands of groups and organizations by listing their Earth Day events on the Network’s global map. From cleanups to citizen science and teach-ins to green festivals, schools across the world are leading the charge for climate action. Schools can take advantage of Earth Day Network’s wide range of free resources and toolkits found in the Education Resource Library.

 

Today, Earth Day is observed in around 190 countries and mobilizes one billion people and close to 100,000 organizations. The Earth Day Network is a non-profit organization whose mission is to diversify, educate and activate the environmental movement worldwide.