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EARTHDAY.ORG Welcomes New Members to Education Team to Spearhead Climate Literacy Initiatives

EARTHDAY.ORG Welcomes New Members to Education Team to Spearhead Climate Literacy Initiatives

Washington, D.C. (July 18, 2023)- EARTHDAY.ORG, the global organizer of Earth Day and lead recruiter to the environmental movement worldwide, is pleased to announce the addition of Bryce Coon and Emily Walker to their education team to help further spearhead their climate education initiatives to achieve universal climate literacy in the United States and internationally. Bryce joins as the Associate Director of Climate Education, while Emily joins as the Education Coordinator.

“We are thrilled to welcome Bryce Coon and Emily Walker to the education team as they join us in spearheading our climate education initiatives to achieve universal climate literacy globally,” said Kathleen Rogers, President of EARTHDAY.ORG. “Both Bryce and Emily bring a wealth of experience, commitment, and passion for climate education and its deep-rooted connection to skill building, innovation, and job creation in the realm of environmental education.”

EARTHDAY.ORG firmly believes every learner in every school worldwide should receive fully integrated, assessed climate and environmental education with a strong civic engagement component. The Climate and Environmental Literacy campaign, launched in the summer of 2020, unites grassroots support from students, educators, and nonprofits with national commitments from Ministries of Education and Environment. The campaign drives equitable climate education initiatives to ensure a climate literate society equipped with the tools to enter the workforce, fostering the growth of a green consumer market and empowering citizens to engage meaningfully with their governments.

As Associate Director of Climate Education, Bryce will play a central role in crafting the organization’s overarching goals and roadmap to increase climate literacy worldwide. Moreover, Bryce will be instrumental in driving the efforts dedicated to the climate and environmental literacy campaign, working year round to cultivate a nationwide movement aimed at bolstering climate literacy across various educational institutions, ranging from k-12 schools to universities, trade schools, and graduate schools. Lastly, and in line with the commitment to equity, Bryce will ensure climate literacy ties into civic skill building, job opportunities, innovation, and entrepreneurship to pave the way for a more sustainable future benefiting all members of society.

As Education Coordinator, Emily will play a vital role in bolstering the growth and diversity of EARTHDAY.ORG’s education partners, as well as conduct in-depth research and assistance in the development and continuation of curricula, web resources, and supporting materials for Earth Day 2024 and other educational programs, such as NCEP, Green Schools, School Lunch Week, MobilizeU, Climate and Environmental Literacy, and more. Furthermore, she will keep a close eye on federal, state, and local initiatives in the key policy areas EARTHDAY.ORG is dedicated to, ensuring the organization remains informed and actively engaged in advocating for impactful educational policies.

Prior to joining EARTHDAY.ORG, Bryce and Emily have both dedicated their careers to education and climate literacy. For more than a decade, they have used their roles as educators to find opportunities to incorporate climate education into various courses and encourage youth climate advocates in the classroom. Outside the classroom, Bryce participated in various international fellowships where he studied climate education and policy in Asia, Europe, and Oceania, while Emily used her passions to promote sustainability through environmental literacy initiatives with park authorities.

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


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