Press Release


January 30, 2020, Washington DC/Houston—Earth Day Network, which coordinates the annual Earth Day, is today delighted to announce thatCitizens’ Environmental Coalition Education Fund has become a key partner for 2020.

Citizens’ Environmental Coalition Education Fund, an alliance of diverse nonprofit, governmental, and educational organizations whose activities impact our environment and quality of life in the Houston-Galveston area, joins thousands of other groups and entities world-wide dedicated to make stepped-up environmental action a corner stone in this crucial year.

Founded in 1971 by an outstanding group of women who were proactive in the environmental causes at the time, these women saw that there was a real need for local environmental groups to communicate with each other, to coordinate their efforts, and to support each other, resulting in the creation of the CEC.

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.

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 Citizens’ Environmental Coalition Education Fund

Citizens’ Environmental Coalition Education Fund is an alliance of diverse nonprofit, governmental, and educational organizations whose joint calendar listing led to the annual Environmental Resource Guide,a community forum to organize environmental events.

For More Information Please Contact– Nick Nuttall, Strategic Communications Director/Deputy Spokesperson, Earth Day Network, [email protected], or [email protected]

For more information about Citizens’ Environmental Coalition Education Fund please contact Rachel Powers, CEO, at [email protected]