Earth Day Network takes on Climate Week
September 20, 2016
We are in NYC for Climate Week pushing for climate action.
Last night, our Board of Directors were gathered for an update on Earth Day Network’s progress so far. We also brainstormed paths and coalition building for Earth Day’s 50th anniversary in 2020. Mark that in your calendars wherever you are around the world—you won’t want to miss it.
What’s so special about Climate Week?
Climate Week NYC brings activists, business leaders, politicians, and everyone in between together. Earth Day Network is on the road to Earth Day 2020. We’ve pledged to plant 7.8 billion trees. And we need everyone on board with our mission: plant one tree for each person on earth. It’s a huge task, but we know it can be done.
Year-round, Earth Day Network reaches out and partners with organizations around the world to help achieve prosperity for communities. That’s why we are out in NYC coalition building with a multitude of organization and community leaders.
The numbers are showing it’s working. We’ve helped plant over 1.5 billion trees. We’ve still got a long way to go but every tree and volunteer makes the difference to better this world and make it a healthy planet for all.
Tonight, the Hult Prize also comes to a close. This social innovation competition invites students from around the world to compete for a chance to fund their startup project for $1 million. Earth Day Network president, Kathleen Rogers is a judge for tonight. This year, students were asked to design projects that would address ‘Crowded Urban Spaces.’ The issue was chosen by President Bill Clinton and announced at the Clinton Global Initiative last year. Crowded Urban Spaces focuses on economic inclusion—to double the incomes of residents who live in areas of economic hardship in cities—by developing individual’s access to people, products, services and capital by 2022.
Check in on Twitter to get updates from tonight’s Hult Prize announcements.