EARTHDAY.ORG Appoints U.S. National Campaign Director and Campaign Manager for Earth Day
February 12, 2021
WASHINGTON, D.C. — EARTHDAY.ORG has appointed Terra Pascarosa as the U.S. Earth Day National Campaign Director, and Evan Raskin as the U.S. Earth Day National Campaign Manager. In their new roles, Terra and Evan will help EARTHDAY.ORG leverage the power of Earth Day to create a surge of year-round climate action and sustainability advocacy across the nation. More than 1 billion people in 192 countries now participate in Earth Day activities each year, making it the largest civic observance in the world.
“We are excited to have Terra and Evan on board to focus on Earth Day efforts 365 days a year,” said Susan Bass, Senior Vice President of Programs and Operations, EARTHDAY.ORG. “They will work year-round to achieve EARTHDAY.ORG’s goal to diversify, educate and activate the environmental movement.”
Terra Pascarosa has over twenty years of experience as an advocate for social justice and environmental issues working with a diverse group of organizations including her own consulting firm, TerraScapes Environmental, Moms Clean Air Force, Pew Environment Group, Natural Resource Defense Council, Chesapeake Health Department, Sierra Club, Chesapeake Bay Restoration Fund, and Science Applications International Corporation.
Terra Pascarosa, Earth Day National Campaign Director, said, “With a new year, a new administration, a new vaccine, and a new Restore Our Earth campaign, we must ensure we are emulating the positive environmental justice and social change that we want to see in this world. In my role as National Campaign Director, I am excited to work with my EARTHDAY.ORG colleagues, partners, and volunteers to harness the power of Earth Day and drive our theme of restoration in five key sectors: reforestation, regenerative agriculture, cleanups, climate education, and citizen science. We are working hard to make a difference not just on Earth Day, but every day!”
Evan Raskin has been inspired by the natural world his whole life, ever since he learned how to walk in the halls of a natural history museum. He graduated from American University with a degree in environmental science, where he organized community river cleanups throughout the DC area. Before joining EARTHDAY.ORG in 2019, he worked with the British Embassy to develop a plan to eliminate single-use plastics from their U.S. operations.
“We are now living in one of the most transformative times in human history. Our planet is on the verge of either greatness or catastrophe, and every path to greatness requires unity. We must build a future in which we not only achieve harmony with nature, but with ourselves as well. Any solution to the world’s environmental challenges must be equitable for all communities in order to be successful. Through the Restore Our Earth campaign, we will work together to ensure environmental education, remediate pollution in frontline communities, and demand that our elected officials invest in a sustainable future for the one planet we all share,” said Evan Raskin, Earth Day National Campaign Manager.
To register your event, learn how to become a volunteer or partner, and discover more ways to get involved in Earth Day 2021, please visit: https://www.earthday.org/earth-day-2021/
EARTHDAY.ORG’s mission is to diversify, educate, and activate the environmental movement worldwide. Growing out of the first Earth Day (1970), EARTHDAY.ORG is the world’s largest recruiter to the environmental movement, working with more than 150,000 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. Learn more at earthday.org.
Olivia Altman, Publicist, EARTHDAY.ORG [email protected]