Press Release


January 31, 2020 Washington DC/Portland, Oregon—Earth Day Network, which coordinates the annual Earth Day, is today delighted to announce that SOLVE Oregon has become a key partner for 2020. 

SOLVE Oregon, whose mission is to bring Oregonians together to improve the environment, 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 SOLVE Oregon 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. 

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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 

About SOLVE Oregon  

Solve has a half-century of experience bringing people together from every corner of the state to come out to clean up beaches, parks, neighborhoods and natural spaces. SOLVE’s hands-on projects aim to enjoy the outdoors while making a difference. 

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

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For more information about SOLVE Oregon please contact- Monica Gunderson, Project Coordinator, [email protected]