Earth Day 2020: The 50th Anniversary
Earth Day Network to Present and Host Events at
United Nations Climate Change Conference – COP24 – Katowice 2018
December 7, 2018
(Washington, DC) 2020 marks an important moment in the international fight against climate change. Urgent action is needed to protect The Paris Climate agreement and global curb carbon emissions. Major presidential and parliamentary elections are scheduled around the world. And Earth Day, the world’s largest recruiter to the environmental movement, is observing its 50th anniversary.
The 50th anniversary of Earth Day in 2020 (April 22, 2020) comes at a time in history when environmental issues and climate change must rise to the top of the social and political agenda. It presents a unique opportunity to unite people across social, geographical, and political boundaries and to catalyze a new era of social transformation. At the COP24 in Katowice, Poland, Earth Day Network (EDN) is hosting events to engage leading organizations around the world in planning the Earth Day’s 50th anniversary.
After two years of consultation with many of our partners, EDN is putting a plan into action for 2020. The plan has four pillars: Science, Action, Volunteerism, and Education (S.A.V.E.); each tied to signature initiatives with the purpose of inspiring, activating and uniting all citizens in building a sustainable future.
Media are welcome to attend any of the events listed below.
Avoiding the effects of Climate Change requires the active participation of citizens. We will present and discuss a global Citizen Science project in support of the Paris Agreement: Earth Challenge 2020. This project with engage and harness the power of millions of people across the globe to collect unprecedented amounts of needed environmental data. It is led by The Wilson Center, the US State Department, and EDN. Click here to register to attend
If you would like to set up an interview, please contact:
Valeria Merino, VP for Global Earth Day
Mobile +1 202-250-0376 (via WhatsApp)
Denice Zeck, Communications Liaison
Mobile phone + 1 202-355-8875
EARTH DAY NETWORK
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 year-round with tens of thousands of partners in 192 countries on global reforestation, climate and environmental literacy, ending plastic pollution and protecting biodiversity. EDN’s goal is to build environmental democracy and to broaden, diversify and mobilize the environmental movement worldwide.