Climate Action

Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) Announced as Key Partner for Earth Day 50th Anniversary

October 9, 2019, Washington DC/New York—Earth Day Network, which coordinates the annual Earth Day, is today delighted to announce that Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) become a key partner for 2020. NRDC, a not-for-profit organization that works to safeguard the Earth – its people, its plants and animals, and the natural systems on which all life depends, joins thousands of other groups and entities world-wide dedicated to make stepped-up environmental action a corner stone in this crucial year. Kathleen Rogers, President of the Earth Day Network, said: “I am delighted to welcome NRDC into the Earth Day family and am sure that together we can make 2020 a year that can help change the course of history.” “From climate change and the loss of species to rising waste in our rivers, seas and oceans the world and its people are facing major challenges that threaten lives, livelihoods and the very health of our planet. 2020 needs to be the year when humanity truly starts to turn this around and we are determined to play our part,” she added. Mitch Bernard, Chief Counsel / Interim President of NRDC remarked: “The environmental movement has made incredible strides in 50 years, but our greatest challenge – the climate crisis – is more urgent than ever. This is a moment to demand climate action, especially for the communities on the frontlines of this fight.” Earth Day 2020 comes 50 years after the first Earth Day which, in 1970, mobilized over 20 million citizens to demand action on the environmental challenges of the time. Today Earth Day is observed in around 190 countries and mobilizes one billion people and close to 100,000 organizations. The overarching theme for Earth Day 2020, 22 April, is action on climate change. Note to Editors About Earth Day Network Earth Day Network is a non-profit organization whose mission is to diversify, educate and activate the environmental movement worldwide. Growing out of the first Earth Day, Earth Day Network is the world’s largest recruiter to the environmental movement, working with close to 100,000 partners in nearly 192 countries to build environmental democracy. More than 1 billion people now participate in Earth Day activities each year, making it the largest civic observance in the world. Earth Day Network works through a combination of education, public policy, and consumer campaigns.  For more information, visit About Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) is an international nonprofit environmental organization with more than 3 million members and online activists. Since 1970, our lawyers, scientists, and other environmental specialists have worked to protect the world’s natural resources, public health, and the environment. NRDC has offices in New York City, Washington, D.C., Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, Bozeman, MT, and Beijing. Visit at and follow on Twitter @NRDC.​ For More Information Please Contact– Nick Nuttall, Strategic Communications Director/Deputy Spokesperson, Earth Day Network on e-mail: [email protected] Or write to [email protected] For more information about NRDC, contact Fabiola Nunez at [email protected] or 646-889-1405.