Earth Day Network

16,200 supporters

We seek to grow and diversify the environmental movement worldwide, and to mobilize it as the most effective vehicle for promoting a healthy, sustainable planet. We pursue our mission through education, politics, events, and consumer activism.

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Earth Day Network, founded by the organizers of the first Earth Day in 1970, is a driving force steering environmental awareness around the world. Through Earth Day Network, activists connect, interact, and have an impact on their communities, and create positive change in local, national, and global policies.

EDN's international network reaches over 17,000 organizations in 174 countries, while the domestic program engages 5,000 groups and over 25,000 educators coordinating millions of community development and environmental protection activities throughout the year.

Earth Day Network’s programs and activities are guided by the following goals:

Promote Civic Engagement

Broaden the Meaning of "Environment"

Mobilize Communities


Implement Groundbreaking Environmental Education Programs

Help Bring Clean Water and Sanitation to the World

Inspire and engage college students to become environmental leaders

Support Earth Day Events and Actions around the World

Earth Day is the only event celebrated simultaneously around the globe by people of all backgrounds, faiths and nationalities. More than a half billion people participate in our campaigns every year.

Started 2 petitions

Victory
Petitioning Barack Obama

Keep the heat on Obama! Ask him to help ratify the Paris Climate Agreement.

This April, we need world leaders to ratify the Paris Climate Agreement. Until the world’s largest CO2 emitters legally agree to act, we don’t have a clear path forward to address climate change. Last December, the United States was part of a historic moment when the Paris Climate Agreement was adopted. But the agreement won’t go into effect until 55 countries representing 55% of global emissions sign it and deposit the necessary documents. The threat of climate change has never been more urgent. Glaciers are melting, sea levels are rising, and extreme weather events are becoming more and more common. We cannot allow this to become the new norm. But the way forward has never been clearer. World leaders are gathering at the United Nations on Earth Day 2016 to sign the Paris Climate Agreement. Join us in calling on President Obama to set the example by signing the agreement on April 22nd.

Earth Day Network
14,737 supporters
Victory
Petitioning Vincent Gray

Support The D.C. Healthy Schools Act

Victory - June 2, 2010 The D.C. City Council voted unanimously in favor of a soda and beverage tax to fund the D.C. Healthy Schools Act. Thanks to nearly 1,500 emails from Change.org petitioners, all sugar-sweetened beverages will carry a six-percent tax, the proceeds of which will fund the D.C. Healthy Schools Act. The initiative will create local nutritional standards for schools, add vegetarian and non-dairy school lunch options, and provide more funding for fresh fruits and vegetables in school cafeterias. ******************************************************************** The D.C. Healthy Schools Act is a landmark bill that will substantially raise the nutritional standards of school meals, bring fresh, local fruits and vegetables to schools, triple the amount of physical and health education, and create a school gardens program. A penny-per-ounce tax on soda and sugar-sweetened beverages is proposed to fund the D.C. Healthy Schools Act — and provide additional money for local health programs, such as eliminating the District’s “grocery gap.” Sign the petition to fund healthy and nutritious school meals, more physical activity for students, and expanded health and wellness programs for children.  

Earth Day Network
1,463 supporters