Press Release


Wave of Global Engagement Building for Landmark Earth Day 2020

February 10, 2020 Washington DC—Earth Day Network, which coordinates the annual Earth Day, is today delighted to announce that hundreds of schools around the world have become key partners for 2020.

These schools join thousands of other groups and entities world-wide dedicated to make environmental action a cornerstone in this crucial year.

Tracey Ritchie, Director of Education for Earth Day Network, said: “I am thrilled to see schools, teachers and students from around the world solidify their commitment for Earth Day 2020. Together we can build an environmentally literate citizenry ready to engage in civic action to fight against climate change.” Below are listed the first 50 schools that signed on to join the movement for the 50th anniversary. Schools can find free environmental education resources and sign on to be an Earth Day school at Earth Day Network’s website. They can also join thousands of groups and organizations by listing their Earth Day events on our global map. From cleanups to citizen science and teach-ins to green festivals, schools across the world are leading the charge for climate action. Schools can take advantage of Earth Day Network’s wide range of free resources and toolkits found in the Education Resource Library. Join the movement by adding your events for April 22nd today.

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, April 22, is climate change.

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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

For More Information Please Contact-

Tracey Ritchie, PhD

Director of Education at [email protected]

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