On April 22nd, 2017 Earth Day Network launched a three-year campaign for Environmental & Climate Literacy. The campaign focuses on promoting mandatory environmental and climate literacy along with civic engagement and sustainable economic development.
“We need to build a global citizenry fluent in the concepts of climate change and aware of its unprecedented threat to our planet,” says Kathleen Rogers, President of Earth Day Network. “Environmental and climate literacy is the engine not only for creating green voters and advancing environmental and climate laws and policies but also for accelerating green technologies and jobs.”
Using the Teach-In model deployed at the very first Earth Day in 1970, EDN will build an international movement with the following goals:
- Educating citizens about the environmental and climate issues they face and creating a world that internalizes environmental values and develops sustainable communities for all people
- Mobilizing a global citizenry to proclaim the truth of climate change.
- Empowering the public with the civic engagement and public outreach skills necessary to take action for the environment in their local communities.
Visit our Education pages to see all the ways educators and students can work to build environmental and climate literacy through our diverse campaigns for Earth Day 2020!