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The Corps Network and Earth Day Network Partnering for Earth Day 2020
The Corps Network is excited to announce a new partnership with Earth Day Network to help celebrate the 50th anniversary of Earth Day in 2020. Among other goals, a primary purpose of this partnership is to support Corps in hosting or participating in successful Earth Day events as part of the Great Global Cleanup.
“We are excited to be working and volunteering alongside The Corps Networks’ dedicated members,” said Earth Day Network President Kathleen Rogers. “Together, the Great Global Cleanup can lead to lasting change in how we as a planet deal with waste.”
Earth Day Network, the global coordinator of Earth Day, works with thousands of partners across more than 190 countries to support Earth Day activities and build a broader, more inclusive environmental movement. More than 1 billion people participate in Earth Day activities annually, making it the largest civic observance in the world.
For Earth Day 2019, Earth Day Network organized the Great Global Cleanup, a campaign that mobilized 500,000 volunteers throughout the U.S. and Canada to address plastic pollution. Several Corps across the country participated in Great Global Cleanup activities. For 2020, The Corps Network looks forward to working with Earth Day Network to make it easy, valuable, and fun for more Corps to get involved.
“The ethics of service and conservation are at the heart of the Corps movement,” said Mary Ellen Sprenkel, President and CEO of The Corps Network. “We look forward to working with Earth Day Network to engage more young people and communities throughout the United States in helping clean up our environment on Earth Day and beyond.”
The first Earth Day, held in 1970, mobilized 20 million Americans to demand action on the environmental concerns of the day. The passage of the landmark Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, Endangered Species Act and other important environmental laws soon followed. Earth Day has been held every year on April 22, empowering people around the globe to become stewards and advocates for our planet.
As we get closer to the 50th anniversary of Earth Day in 2020, keep an eye out for updates about how your organization can contribute to the Great Global Cleanup. In the meantime, please direct questions to Hannah Traverse, Communications Manager at The Corps Network.
Click here to view a press release from Earth Day Network about this partnership.