EARTHDAY.ORG Releases All-New Advocacy Packets Created By Students, For Students
March 16, 2022
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Ahead of Earth Day 2022, EARTHDAY.ORG is releasing a series of advocacy packets to help students around the world ignite change in their homes, schools, and communities. The advocacy packets, created by our expert team of student interns with K-12 students in mind, provide introductory knowledge and initial steps to drive change across a range of important issues. Advocacy packet topics include: implementing sustainable transportation practices, establishing a single-use plastic ban, instituting plant-based meal options, addressing local air pollution, initiating a composting system at schools, starting a community garden, incorporating environmental advocacy into a K-12 art curriculum, and more.
The guides contain suggested letters to stakeholders, draft petitions, proposed pledges, and more, to raise awareness in their community and take action to address the climate crisis.
Dana Lettl, EARTHDAY.ORG student intern, who supported the design and creation of the packets, states, “Education is a catalyst for action. It’s important that we give the next generation of leaders and activists room to foster their knowledge on crucial topics related to climate action. These advocacy packets function as a starting point for students with opportunities to customize their approach to tackling major environmental issues in their own communities.”
“Supporting youth and providing them with the tools for civic and political action are important aspects of the EARTHDAY.ORG’s Education Program. We are grateful to our volunteer team of interns who researched, designed, and created this series of advocacy packets. These resources empower students to make an investment in their communities, be a part of the climate change solution, and inspire their peers in the lead up to Earth Day 2022,” said Dr. Matthew Aruch, Director of Global Education, EARTHDAY.ORG.
To view all of EARTHDAY.ORG’s advocacy packets, please visit: https://www.earthday.org/advocacy-packets/
For more environmental education resources such as lesson plans, toolkits, and quizzes, please visit: https://www.earthday.org/education-resource-library/
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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 actions each year, making it the largest civic observance in the world. Learn more at earthday.org.