Science and Education
To encourage and inspire local leaders to engage their communities in environmental activism, Earth Day Network has launched multiple toolkits to take on several of the world’s most pressing issues.
“We need to build a global citizenry fluent in the concept of climate change and inspired by environmental education to act in defense of the planet.”— Earth Day Network President Kathleen Rogers.
The teach-in technique was deployed at the first Earth Day in 1970, where concerned citizens gathered across the country to learn about environmental degradation. The activism that followed led to the passing of the Clean Air Act and Clean Water Act, which are considered landmark legislation in environmental protection.