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Earth Day on the Mall

Mar 27, 2015 04:28PM
The Earth Day Network (EDN), under President and CEO Kathleen Rogers, has recently announced that this 45-year-old holiday will be celebrated locally on the National Mall on April 18. EDN has partnered with the Global Poverty Project to present “Global Citizen 2015 Earth Day.” This large-scale public event joins together the climate movement with the movement to end extreme poverty. This is an important step as the EDN has worked to expand the one-day event to a year-round effort that seeks to promote sustainability for all, particularly the poorest and most vulnerable populations to climate change.

This action on the mall, to which all are invited, will be one piece of a series of actions taking place across the globe, with an estimated two billion people across 192 countries participating—making it the largest civic observance in the world. Hundreds of major cities, both nationally and internationally, including Houston, Des Moines, Milan and Delhi will be holding their own celebrations. More than 2,000 mayors are expected to participate in town hall meetings where local representatives will discuss sustainability issues and solutions with their communities. Hundreds of thousands of schools worldwide will be participating in Climate Education Week, which is an educational program designed to empower students to become tomorrow’s leaders in the green economy.

            For more information about Earth Day events in Washington, D.C. and other locations, visit

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