EARTHDAY.ORG (EDO) Officially Announces the Climate Education Coalition at COP 27 in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt
November 16, 2022
WASHINGTON, D.C. (November 16, 2022)- EARTHDAY.ORG (EDO), the global organizer of Earth Day, officially announced the Climate Education Coalition at their first-of-its-kind Climate Education Hub at COP 27 this past week. The Climate Education Coalition consists of over 100 organizations and individuals around the globe working to promote climate education for Earth Day 2023 and demand it as a negotiating topic for COP 28.
The Climate Education Coalition’s mission is to work collaboratively in preparing future and current generations to face the consequences of the climate crisis while also bringing together responsible solutions to reverse climate change. By instilling responsibility amongst people of all ages, the coalition will help our planet heal by moving forward consciously to ensure the mistakes of past generations will not be repeated.
Along with preparing current and future generations to adequately combat and reverse the climate crisis, the Climate Education Coalition aims to establish compulsory climate education in schools worldwide by promoting the importance of climate education, green jobs, technologies and policies, civic engagement, youth empowerment, and climate justice and equity to members of civil society, politicians, UN officials, entrepreneurs, and global press.
“Climate education is one of the most important solutions towards solving climate change,” said Johnny Dabrowski, Climate Education Coalition Member and EARTHDAY.ORG Consultant, “Education is where every action starts, it is a begging of innovation. It’s the moment when you hear about something, and you get inspired to act.”
The Climate Education Coalition will use April 22nd, 2023, as Earth Day for Climate Education in order to meet with policymakers, spread educational resources, organize workshops, practice lawful demonstrations, and collaborate with stakeholders to standardize access to climate education in school curricula, educational institutions and organizations, and communities around the world.
To learn more about the Climate Education Coalition and how to join, please contact:
- Johnny Dabrowski, [email protected]
- Temilade Salami, [email protected]
- Micheal Bäcklund, [email protected]
ABOUT THE CLIMATE EDUCATION HUB AT COP 27:
As an official NGO observer at COP 27, EARTHDAY.ORG is overseeing the production and management of The Climate Education Hub, working in partnership with civil society organizations, global partners, and supporters to bring daily programming, actions, and commitments during the UN Climate Change Conference in Sharm El-Sheikh from November 7-18, 2022. All events are being livestreamed on EARTHDAY.ORG, Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube. To learn more about the Climate Education Hub, please visit: https://www.earthday.org/climateeducationhub/.
ABOUT THE CLIMATE AND ENVIRONMENTAL LITERACY CAMPAIGN:
EARTHDAY.ORG (EDO) believes each student in every school in the world should receive fully integrated, assessed climate and environmental education with a strong civic engagement component. Over fifty years ago, the first Earth Day started an environmental revolution. Now, EDO is igniting an education revolution to save the planet. This formal campaign, launched in Summer 2020, combines grassroots support and on the ground efforts by students, educators, and nonprofits with national level commitments from Ministries of Education and Environment. Through our Climate and Environmental Literacy Campaign, we are ensuring that students across the world benefit from high-quality education to develop into informed and engaged environmental stewards.
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: https://www.earthday.org.