Press Release

Earth Day Network Releases All-New Summer Climate Civics Toolkit

In an effort to advance environmental and climate education year-round, Earth Day Network, the global organizer of Earth Day, just released the first ever summer Climate Civics toolkit. With summer programs on hold due to COVID-19, this all-new toolkit was designed with educators and parents in mind to keep students engaged and learning into the fall.

The free online guide includes a range of interactive exercises, lesson plans, articles, and more that let students investigate a variety of complex environmental issues. From learning how to advocate for plastic bag laws to calculating the environmental impact of food, the new toolkit provides fun and thought-provoking exercises to educate students about the local impacts of climate change.

“In order to cultivate the next generation of environmentally conscious citizens, we need to start early,” said Tracey Richie, Earth Day Network’s Director of Education. “This summer is the perfect time to educate students about climate change and get them invested in saving the planet. The new Climate Civics toolkit empowers students to be a part of the climate change solution.”

Download the Climate Civics Toolkit here:

About Earth Day Network:

The first Earth Day on April 22, 1970, activated 20 million Americans from all walks of life and is widely credited with launching the modern environmental movement. Growing out of the first Earth Day, Earth Day Network (EDN), the world’s largest recruiter to the environmental movement, works year-round with tens of thousands of partners in 192 countries on global reforestation, climate and environmental literacy, ending plastic pollution and protecting biodiversity. EDN’s goal is to build environmental democracy and to broaden, diversify and mobilize the environmental movement worldwide.

For additional information please contact Earth Day Network Publicist Olivia Altman at [email protected]