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Earth Day Network

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In Brief

1975, Washington; 12 staff; 22,000 partners in 192 countries to broaden the env. movement; Green Schools Campaign; Accelerating the Global Green Economy

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(1975, Washington; also in Kolkata, India; www.earthday.org)

The year-round mission is to broaden, diversify and activate the environmental movement worldwide, through a combination of education, public policy, and consumer campaigns with 22,000 partners in 192 countries. Has launched environmental campaigns on issues ranging from climate change and drinking water to voter registration and saving whales.  Programs: 1) Earth Day: 2016 focus is Trees for the Earth, due to current loss of 15bn trees/yr.; 2) Green Schools Campaign: to green all of America’s K-12 schools within a generation; 3) The Educators Network: provides tools to promote civic participation and to develop a sense of environmental awareness to 30K teachers and administrators]; 4) Earth Day Network’s Policy Team: identifies legislative opportunities on the federal, state, and local levels that promote and fund environmental education]; 5) International Efforts: e.g., campaign to protect the Asian elephant. Total revenue: ~$1.5m from various sponsors and funders, e.g., Clinton Foundation and Adopt a Highway.  Kathleen Rogers, President. 12 staff.

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