EARTH DAY NETWORK INC

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aka Earthday.org   |   Washington, DC   |  www.earthday.org

Mission

Earth Day Network's mission is to broaden, diversify, and mobilize the environmental movement worldwide to protect the Earth for future generations. We pursue our mission through a combination of education, public policy, and activism campaigns.

Ruling year info

1995

President

Kathleen Rogers

Main address

1752 N St NW Ste 700

Washington, DC 20036 USA

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EIN

13-3798288

NTEE code info

Environmental Quality, Protection, and Beautification N.E.C. (C99)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (B01)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (W01)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

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Human civilization has a critical mandate in this new decade to reform our systems of growth, consumption, education and governance to ensure the long-term health of our biosphere. Our world needs transformational change. It’s time for the world to hold sectors accountable for their role in our environmental crisis while also calling for bold, creative, and innovative solutions. This will require action at all levels, from business and investment to city and national government. What's more, individuals are overwhelmed by the urgency to make meaningful impact on a global scale. Our citizenry needs to be educated and empowered to champion the environmental movement in all corners of the modern world.

Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Earth Day

Earth Day serves as a rallying cry and inspiration for action, events, and environmental awareness worldwide. Earth Day is the largest secular event in the world, with over one billion people participating in Earth Day events each year.

Earth Day Network is the standard-bearer for Earth Day. We promote and unify Earth Day activities around the world through distribution of materials and toolkits, enlisting the participation of groups and government officials across the globe, and developing marketing campaigns through social and traditional media.

Population(s) Served
Families
Economically disadvantaged people

Trees for the Earth is Earth Day Network's campaign to plant 7.8 billion trees by the year 2020 - one for every person projected to be living on Earth.

Our strategies for achieving this goal include: working with governments and corporations to accelerate and increase tree planting commitments; directly funding large and small tree planting projects throughout the world; and tracking the results of tree planting commitments.

Earthday.org partners with tree planting groups across the world to plant trees where they are most needed. For every dollar donated to Trees for the Earth, we arrange for one tree to be planted.

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people
Indigenous peoples

This formal campaign, launched Summer 2020, is combining grassroots support and on the ground efforts by students, educators, and nonprofits with national level commitments from Ministries of Education and Environment. Through the Climate Literacy Coalition we will ensure that students across the world benefit from high-quality education to develop into informed and engaged environmental stewards.

Our work is in support of Action for Climate Empowerment or ACE Action for Climate Empowerment or ACE. Included in Article 12 of the Paris Agreement, the “overarching goal of ACE is to empower all members of society to engage in climate action, through education, training, public awareness, public participation, public access to information, and international cooperation on these issues.” And while ACE covers all aspects of education and outreach for all ages, we focus our efforts on the education of youth ages 6 to 18 in formal school systems.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

Earth Day Network's India Office has been in operation since 2009 in three cities - Delhi, Kolkata, and Mumbai.

Earth Day Network India works on a diverse set of environmental issues unique to India. Some of the largest campaigns include: Panchayat Environmental Leadership; Asian Elephant Protection; Green Cities; Green Jobs; and Youth Climate Ambassadors.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Economically disadvantaged people

Where we work

Our results

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Population(s) Served

Adults

Related Program

Earth Day

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Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Our Sustainable Development Goals

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Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

EARTHDAY.ORG's mission is to broaden, diversify and mobilize the environmental movement worldwide. Growing out of the first Earth Day in 1970, EARTHDAY.ORG is the world’s largest recruiter to the environmental movement, working with more than 75,000 partners in over 190 countries to drive positive action for our planet.

BROADEN
At every turn, EARTHDAY.ORG works to broaden the definition of “environment” to include issues that affect our health and our communities, such as greening deteriorated schools, creating green jobs and investment, and promoting activism to stop air and water pollution.

DIVERSIFY
With our partner organizations, EARTHDAY.ORG provides civic engagement opportunities at the local, state, national and global levels around the world. Recognizing that climate change impacts vulnerable and marginalized communities first and most severely, Earthday.org often works with low-income communities to bring their voices and issues into the movement.

MOBILIZE
From its very inception, Earth Day has been about civil society mobilization:

In 1970, 20 million individuals — at the time, 10% of the U.S. population — mobilized to call for greater protections for our planet. This became the world’s first Earth Day.

In the 50 years since that first Earth Day, EARTHDAY.ORG has created civically oriented innovative programs with partners both inside and outside of the environmental movement to tackle new challenges. Our environmental campaigns mobilize individuals around the world on issues from voter registration to environmental education.

As we look beyond 2020 and the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, EARTHDAY.ORG is working with partners around the world to build a historic movement when citizens of the world will rise up in a united call for the creativity, innovation, ambition, and bravery that we need to meet our climate crisis and seize the enormous opportunities of a zero-carbon future.

EARTHDAY.ORG is built on an ethos of consensus-building and partner networking. The environmental movement is a wide-ranging and multi-faceted industry with annual Earth Day events providing a platform for every corner of the movement.

EARTHDAY.ORG pursues integrated partnerships between on-the-ground activism and local nonprofits, international NGOs and coalitions, media outlets, governmental agencies and corporate or financial backers. This approach promotes a multiplicative function that reinforces the organization's theory of change to broaden, diversify and mobilize the movement.

EARTHDAY.ORG organizes its network around key issues in the environmental movement, including universal climate literacy, reforestation, civic action,

EARTHDAY.ORG's capacity for meeting our objectives relies on our international staff of subject matter experts, effective communication with key partners in our network, and millions of volunteer hours by passionate members of the public who want to make a difference in the environmental movement.

Resources developed by EARTHDAY.ORG program staff and associated partners allows for multiplicative impact among our mutual audiences. With a framework that encourages development of coalitions and collaborative activities, EARTHDAY.ORG can leverage its highly influential Earth Day annual events, along with its yearlong programs to reach massive audiences through modest means. Our work is then to convert these audiences into passionate environmentalists, and our rich breadth of program areas allows EARTHDAY.ORG to meet individuals at any point on their journey to environmental awareness as they are guided into issue areas they care most about, and given the tools and resources to bring about the change they hope to see.

VOTER REGISTRATION
EARTHDAY.ORG has registered over one million environmental voters and was the first group to build relationships with college campuses and Latino faith groups around environmental activism.

A BILLION ACTS OF GREEN
The largest environmental service campaign in the world is steadily building commitments by individuals, organizations, businesses, and governments to protect the planet. EARTHDAY.ORG launched the campaign in 2010 and met its goal of registering one billion actions in advance of the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20) in June 2012. We’re now past 2 billion Acts of Green and heading for our third billion.

THE CANOPY PROJECT
Since 2010, EARTHDAY.ORG has planted hundreds of millions of trees in 32 countries, focusing on areas most in need of reforestation. The Canopy Project has empowered rural and urban people to conserve, repair, and restore tree cover to their lands and rebuild local economies.

GREEN RIBBON SCHOOLS
Launched in 2011, the Green Ribbon Schools Program is the first federal program that recognizes public and private schools that reduce environmental impact and costs, improve the health of students and staff, and provide interdisciplinary environmental education. EARTHDAY.ORG was integral in creating the Green Ribbon Schools award alongside the US Green Building Council and the Department of Education.

GLOBAL CITIZEN 2015 EARTH DAY
On April 18, 2015, a rally was held on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., bringing together world leaders, corporate innovators and other dignitaries. In front of an audience of more than a quarter million people, critical commitments to address climate change were made.

HIGHLIGHTS OF THOSE COMMITMENTS INCLUDE:
-The Global Environmental Facility’s $200 million investment in ocean cleanup;
-The World Bank’s new Pollution Management and Environmental Health Trust Fund (PMEH);
-A commitment from various organizations to register one million new climate voters for the 2016 election;
-Interfaith Power & Light’s (IFPL) call to reduce carbon pollution 50 percent by 2030;
-UNEP and EPA’s Global Alliance to Eliminate Lead Paint;
-EARTHDAY.ORG’s climate education initiative, The Story of Climate Change, the first-ever iTextbook on climate change.

MARCH FOR SCIENCE EARTH DAY 2017
On April 22, 2017, 150,000 supporters of climate science and evidence-based facts came out on the 47th anniversary of Earth Day to stand with us for truth. The Washington DC event became the flagship for rallies, marches, protests and teach-ins in more than 600 cities all across the world — an unprecedented global statement of unity and strength. Millions more watched online.

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EARTH DAY NETWORK INC

Board of directors
as of 11/11/2021
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