Before social media and the internet, organizers of the first Earth Day in 1970 brought together 20 million people to learn about the environmental problems we faced and act to address them. This was possible because of the incredible passion and motivation of students and educators taking a stand for a cleaner planet for their future.
At Earth Day Network, we increase awareness and build environmental and climate literacy in students around the world. Earth Day Network’s education program engages hundreds of thousands of teachers, students and partners to educate and inspire the next generation of environmental leaders.
To create a more sustainable planet, students and their administrations must work to unite with local officials and citizen leaders to take action, with a special focus on how climate change impacts local communities. Using what they have learned, students will return to their academics to seek broader innovation and purpose.
Earth Day Network has resources for students and teachers to learn about local environmental issues, equipping learners with inspiration and skills for environmental civic action. Earth Day Network encourages teachers and students to engage in any of all of Earth Day Network’s campaigns.
Environmental education empowers students around the world to solve the climate crisis and develop the skills, optimism and resolve to lead the environmental movement of tomorrow.
For Earth Day’s 50th anniversary in 2020, Earth Day Network is also calling on people around the world to take part in the 2020 Global Teach-In, with the goal of reaching more than 500 million students and community members worldwide.
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