Apr 01, 2021 2021-04-01
Growing out of the first Earth Day in 1970, EARTHDAY.ORG works to provide meaningful action across science and education. The organization’s Global Earth Challenge gives citizen-scientists the power to make the world a better place. The campaign uses a mobile app to collect billions of observations in air quality, water quality, insect populations, climate change, plastic pollution, and food sustainability, providing valuable environmental insight and a platform for restoration efforts in these areas. The initiative works to integrate existing citizen-science projects, as well as build the capacity for new ones—all as part of a larger effort to grow citizen-science worldwide. EARTHDAY.ORG’s education program engages hundreds of thousands of teachers, students, and partners to educate and inspire the next generation of environmental leaders. The organization’s Environmental Education Library provides a wealth of lesson plans, toolkits, and stewardship ideas for in-school and at-home learning. The resources can be adapted to a variety of ages and settings.