Earth Day Network, which coordinates the annual Earth Day, recently announced that hundreds of schools around the world – including some in California – have become key partners for 2020.
These schools join thousands of other groups and entities world-wide dedicated to make environmental action a cornerstone in this crucial year.
Tracey Ritchie, Director of Education for Earth Day Network, said: “I am thrilled to see schools, teachers and students from around the world solidify their commitment for Earth Day 2020. Together we can build an environmentally literate citizenry ready to engage in civic action to fight against climate change.” Schools can find free environmental education resources and sign on to be an Earth Day school at Earth Day Network’s website, earthday.org. They can also join thousands of groups and organizations by listing their Earth Day events on the global map. From cleanups to citizen science and teach-ins to green festivals, schools across the world are leading the charge for climate action. Schools can take advantage of Earth Day Network’s wide range of free resources and toolkits found in the Education Resource Library.
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.