Earth Day Network is ready to announce its plans for the annual Climate Education Week, which commences today on April 24th and will last until the end of the week. This year’s Climate Education week takes on particular significance this year, as Earth Day Network’s theme for the year is environmental and climate literacy. One of the most important missions of the Earth Day Network this year has been promoting environmental awareness in primary and secondary schools. As schools educate children and young adults about the impact of climate change, citizens and students will become more knowledgeable about the environment and also learn to think of solutions to environmental issues that currently affect our society.
With this in mind, the goal of Climate Education week will be to connect the organization with citizens, students, and teachers and advance our goal of universal environmental education. Building on the legacy set by the very first Earth Day in 1970, Earth Day Network continues to deploy the teach-in concept with the objective of building an international movement. These teach-ins will help build our movement by educating citizens about the environmental and climate issues they face, mobilizing a global citizenry to fight against climate change, and empower the public with the engagement and public outreach necessary to take action.
As part of the three-year campaign global environmental and climate literacy, this year’s Climate Education week serves as an important goal toward Earth Day Network’s 50th anniversary in 2020, which continues to build the world’s largest environmental service project, A Billion Acts of Green. As the case for environmental education becomes more important, each year’s Climate Education Week becomes more crucial toward creating an environmentally conscious citizenry and confronting the pressing issues caused by climate change.
“This is more than a campaign issue and more than a US issue, this is a global issue,” says Kathleen Rogers, President of Earth Day Network. “Education is the key to advocacy and advocacy is the key to change.”
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The first Earth Day on April 22, 1970, activated 20 million Americans from all walks of life and is widely credited with launching the modern environmental movement. Growing out of the first Earth Day, Earth Day Network (EDN), the world’s largest recruiter to the environmental movement, works with tens of thousands of partners in 192 countries to build environmental democracy and to broaden, diversify and mobilize the environmental movement. For more information, visit www.earthday.org