GLOBAL ADAPTATION MONTH ANNOUNCED AS KEY PARTNER FOR EARTH DAY 50TH ANNIVERSARY
February 19, 2020
February 19, 2020 Washington DC—Earth Day Network, which coordinates the annual Earth Day, is today delighted to announce that EcoAdapt’s Global Adaptation Month has become a key partner for 2020.
EcoAdapt, whose mission is to create a robust future in the face of climate change, joins thousands of other groups and entities world-wide dedicated to make stepped-up environmental action a corner stone in this crucial year. EcoAdapt is running Global Adaptation Month in April in connection to this Earth Day for the 50th anniversary. Global Adaptation Month promotes and encourages actions around the world that respond to and prepare for the impacts of climate change.
Kathleen Rogers, President of the Earth Day Network, said: “I am delighted to welcome EcoAdapt into the Earth Day family and am sure that together we can make 2020 a year that can help change the course of history”.
“From climate change and the loss of species to rising waste in our rivers, seas and oceans the world and its people are facing major challenges that threaten lives, livelihoods and the very health of our planet. 2020 needs to be the year when humanity truly starts to turn this around and we are determined to play our part,” she added.
Molly Johnson, EcoAdapt’s Coordinator of Global Adaptation Month, said: “Global Adaptation Month is excited to partner with Earth Day Network to elevate climate change adaptation in the larger environmental movement, especially as we celebrate the 50th anniversary of Earth Day and urge society to act on climate change.”
Earth Day 2020 comes 50 years after the first Earth Day which, in 1970, mobilized over 20 million citizens to demand action on the environmental challenges of the time.
Today Earth Day is observed in around 190 countries and mobilizes one billion people and close to 100,000 organizations.
The overarching theme for Earth Day 2020, April 22, is climate change.
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About Earth Day Network
Earth Day Network is a non-profit organization whose mission is to diversify, educate and activate the environmental movement worldwide. Growing out of the first Earth Day, Earth Day Network is the world’s largest recruiter to the environmental movement, working with close to 100,000 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. Earth Day Network works through a combination of education, public policy, and consumer campaigns. For more information, visit www.earthday.org
About EcoAdapt’s Global Adaptation Month
Global Adaptation Month (GAMe On!) promotes and encourages actions around the world that respond to and prepare for the impacts of climate change. GAMe On! is an outlet for awareness, action and accountability for the field of climate adaptation. The month-long virtual event that will kick off April 2020, allows people, communities, provinces, and states to commit to taking climate change adaptation action. Global Adaptation Month is headed by EcoAdapt, a non-profit organization whose mission is to create a robust future in the face of climate change.
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