But Earth Day Network does not stop there.
All of EDN’s activities, whether greening schools or promoting green economic policies at home and abroad, inform and energize populations so they will act to secure a healthy future for themselves and their children. With its partner organizations, EDN provides civic engagement opportunities at the local, state, national and global levels. At every turn, EDN works to broaden the definition of "environment" to include all issues that affect our health, our communities and our environment, such as greening deteriorated schools, creating green jobs and investment, and promoting activism to stop air and water pollution. Over the last 40 years, EDN has executed successful environmental campaigns on issues ranging climate change and drinking water to voter registration and saving the whale. EDN is a recognized leader in creating civically–oriented innovative programs with partners outside of the environmental movement to tackle new challenges. Our core programs today focus on:
Greening Schools and Promoting Environmental EducationIn partnership with the U.S. Green Building Council and The Clinton Foundation, EDN’s Green Schools Campaign, aims to green all of America’s K-12 schools within a generation. Green schools save money, conserve energy and water, and foster better-performing, healthier students. EDN’s Educator’s Network, used by over 30,000 teachers and administrators nationwide, provides innovative tools and resources to promote civic participation and to develop a sense of environmental responsibility among students of all ages. Together, EDN’s Education and Policy Teams organize federal and state legislative campaigns to green school facilities, improve school food, and enhance environmental education and civic engagement. These include the Healthy Schools Act, No Child Left Inside, the National Civic Education Project, No Idling and the Climate Change Educators’ Grant. EDN is also working internationally to promote green schools and improve environmental education.
Help us mobilize a new generation of Earth activists worldwide!Every day of the year, Earth Day Network grows environmental awareness around the world as a leading provider of civic engagement and environmental education. Through Earth Day Network, activists connect, interact, and impact their communities, creating positive change in local, national and global policies. Your generous donation supports EDN's work with 22,000 organizations in 192 countries, as well as a domestic program involving 3,000 groups and over 100,000 educators.
Use our secure online donation form to make a one-time tax-deductible donation to Earth Day Network. Your donation will go a long way to making our local, national and global civic engagement and environmental education programs possible. Thank you!
Wondering when Earth Day is in 2011?
Each year, Earth Day falls on April 22. In 2011, Earth Day occurs on a Friday, though many schools, businesses and communities will be celebrating Earth Day all week long and into the weekend.
Find more Earth Day facts, Earth Day games and activities for kids, a history of Earth Day, and other Earth Day ideas and suggestions at the links below:
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Our MissionThe mission of The Nature Conservancy is to preserve the plants, animals and natural communities that represent the diversity of life on Earth by protecting the lands and waters they need to survive.
How do we achieve this mission?
- Through the dedicated efforts of our diverse staff, including more than 550 scientists, located in all 50 U.S. states and 32 countries.
- With the help of our many partners, from individuals and governments to local nonprofits and corporations.
- By using a non-confrontational, collaborative approach and staying true to our five unique core values.
Our VisionOur vision is to leave a sustainable world for future generations.
Today’s society faces unprecedented challenges. Dwindling natural resources, declining economies, a rapidly changing climate and other threats require that all of us begin working together to reach common solutions.
More than ever before, we must find innovative ways to ensure that nature can continue to provide the food, clean water, energy and other services our growing population depends upon for survival.
Now is a time of opportunity. A time to move conservation from the sidelines of global priorities to the center of the world stage—because human wellbeing depends on a healthy, diverse environment.
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- Tribute and Honor Giving — support conservation initiatives and make a memorial gift in memory of someone special or celebrate a special occasion, such as a birthday, wedding or anniversary.
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- More Membership Opportunities — explore more ways to get involved with the Conservancy as a Conservation Partner or in our Legacy Club.
- More Donation Options — you can make online donations with our safe and secure donation forms to offset your carbon, plant trees or help protect places near you.