Building the Climate Movement
The heart of Earth Day Network’s mission is to broaden, diversify and activate the environmental movement.
Many non-environmental groups have identified climate change as a pressing concern and Earth Day Network continues to work with these organizations to help engage their audiences to play a larger role in the environmental policy discussion. For the 40th Anniversary Climate Rally on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., speakers, presenters, and participants represented faith, service, labor, national security, African-American, Latino and rural communities. In addition to engaging these stakeholders in the environmental dialogue, Earth Day Network also helps promote non-traditional environmental spokespersons who reach a broad audience, such as athletes, musicians and artists.
Every year, Earth Day Network helps convene the annual National Latino Congreso and works closely with the National Latino Coalition on Climate Change to mobilize the U.S.’s growing Latino population. Earth Day Network also regularly works with the interfaith National Religious Coalition on Creation Care to help coordinate the national faith-based eco-justice movement and connect religious leaders with decision makers in Washington, D.C. In the 2004 and 2008 elections, Earth Day Network coordinated the Campaign for Communities, a national voter registration effort in partnership with NAACP and the Southwest Voter Registration Project.
We continue to work with our network of over 22,000 partner organizations worldwide to provide these groups the tools needed to grow and empower the environmental movement. If you are interested in joining our network or want to learn more about how you can engage your community, please contact us.