Press Release


January 31, 2020, Washington DC/ Vienna, Austria – Earth Day Network, which coordinates the annual Earth Day, is today delighted to announce that Green Heroes Austria has become a key partner for 2020. 

Green Heroes Austria, an Austrian nature conservation association to promote proper waste disposal, joins thousands of other groups and entities world-wide dedicated to make stepped-up environmental action a corner stone in this crucial year. 

Kathleen Rogers, President of the Earth Day Network, said: “I am delighted to welcome Green Heroes Austria 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. 

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. 

Note to Editors 

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 

About Green Heroes 

Green Heroes Austria is an Austrian environmental and nature conservation association dedicated to promoting proper disposal of waste and the prevention of pollution. Their goal is to educate the population about the consequences of irresponsible disposal and to encourage citizens to act in their home countries. 

They organize workshops for schools as well as events in which all members of society are motivated to actively participate in environmental campaigns. During these campaigns, Green Heroes organize large volunteer movements that help clean up city parks, green areas, and other public spaces in our cities. 

For More Information Please Contact– Austin DownsGlobal Cleanup Coordinator Earth Day Network on e-mail: [email protected]  

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For more information about Green Heroes Austria please contact- Elizabeth Toth, Founder, [email protected]