Global Partners, Plans Underway For 50th Anniversary Of Earth Day

It may have passed for this year but the Earth Day Network is finalizing plans to mark Earth Day’s 50th Anniversary in 2020 for what Denis Hayes, the organizer of the first Earth Day, believes will be the most diverse global mobilization in defense of the environment in world history.   Major global players, including multilaterals, faith groups, teachers, universities, museums, science organizations, state governments, mayors, artists, athletes and other vital stakeholders, are streaming into this effort to advance the goals of the 50th Anniversary.  Earth Day Network and its many partners plan to…

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Earth Day Network in partnership with the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, and U.S. Department of State, Announces Earth Challenge 2020, a Citizen Science Initiative

In anticipation of the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day in 2020, Earth Day Network, the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, and the U.S. Department of State, through the Eco-Capitals Forum, announce Earth Challenge 2020, a Citizen Science Initiative. This initiative is in collaboration with Connect4Climate – World Bank Group, Conservation X Labs, Hult Prize, National Council for Science and the Environment (NCSE), Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC), Reset, SciStarter, UN Environment and others to be announced. Earth Challenge 2020 will help fulfill our goal of engaging millions of global citizens…

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Earth Day 2018 Aims to End Plastic Pollution

Earth Day Network, the organization that leads Earth Day worldwide, today announced that Earth Day 2018 will focus on mobilizing the world to End Plastic Pollution, including creating support for a global effort to eliminate single use plastics along with uniform regulation for the disposal of plastics.  EDN will educate millions of people about the health and other risks associated with the use and disposal of plastics, including pollution of our oceans, water, and wildlife, and about the growing body of evidence that decomposing plastics are creating serious global health problems.  From poisoning and injuring marine life to…

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Earth Day Network Launches Global Campaign to End Plastic Pollution

Earth Day Network (EDN), the global coordinator of Earth Day, announced the launching of a global campaign to End Plastic Pollution. They will be educating and mobilizing citizens, and influencing governments and corporations to achieve large-scale reductions in plastic pollution around the world. Their intention is to have Earth Day 2018 mark the first step toward the ultimate goal of replacing fossil fuel based plastics with nonpolluting materials. Plastic pollution is not just an environmental crisis, but also as one of the most urgent public health, human rights and social justice…

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