Commitment to Action

Global Civic Education Campaign

Commitment by

Earth Day Network

In 2005, the Earth Day Network (EDN) committed to launch a Global Civic Education program on climate change in North America, China, Eastern Europe, and the Middle East that would mobilize educational and religious institutions to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions of their institutions through education and civic action.
To date, EDN has partnered with UNEP's youth program, Tunza, called Adopt a Square Meter, to have youth in 40+ countries across the world green a square meter of land for Earth Day. With the University of Phoenix, EDN is installing photovoltaic solar panels on 10 K-12 schools in the U.S., and giving 6 full scholarships to 6 high school seniors to study environmental-based disciplines at the University of Phoenix. EDN is also working with Philips Lighting of North America, to swap-out the lighting in up to 25 schools, saving thousands of dollars and thousands of pounds of carbon emissions.

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Commitment

Global Civic Education Campaign

Launched

2005

Est. Duration

2 Years

Estimated Total Value

$400,000

Region

Northern America

Countries

Global

Commitment by

Earth Day Network

Partner(s) of the Commitment Maker(s)

Alliance for Climate Education, United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), Royal Philips, The Alliance for Leadership and Interconnection