Earth Day began 50 years ago, the first Earth Day started an environmental revolution. Now, we are igniting an education revolution to save the planet. 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 our Climate and Environmental Literacy Campaign, we will ensure that students across the world benefit from high-quality education to develop into informed and engaged environmental stewards.
Since its inception, environmental education has been at the core of the mission for Earth Day and EARTHDAY.ORG. At the first Earth Day, environmental teach-ins brought together communities of all types to talk about local environmental issues and what communities could do to work collaboratively to develop localized solutions to tackle those issues head-on.
EARTHDAY.ORG is committed to increasing global environmental and climate literacy. We are dedicated to ensuring that every student around the world completes their formal education as an environmental and climate literate citizen, ready to take action and speak up for change.
This goal is critical and timely. The world needs youth to mobilize and use the knowledge, skills and motivation to take civic action to protect our planet. Education needs to be a key part of this effort and is a crucial step to fighting climate change. To be stewards of this planet, and to sustain a functional society and economy, natural resources must be used wisely and efficiently. We must also protect all ecological systems to ensure clean air, clean water, and food security for all.
EARTHDAY.ORG believes every school in the world must have compulsory, assessed climate and environmental education with a strong civic engagement component. Get yourself involved in your community today and help spread the word and save our planet.