On the first Earth Day in 1970, 20 million people unified their voices for the environment. Today, the Earth Day movement continues to inspire, challenge ideas, ignite passion, and motivate people to action. We are now in the countdown to Earth Day’s 50th anniversary, and to honor the occasion, Earth Day Network is setting a major goal every year from 2015 to 2020. On their own and together, these initiatives will have a significant and measurable impact on the environment and contribute to a cleaner, healthier, and more sustainable planet for all. The first of these five goals is incredibly ambitious: we’re planting 7.8 billion trees and we’re starting now!
Every year people demand more from nature than nature can regenerate. We see the effects of this in the loss of wildlife habitat, collapsing fisheries, and climate change – all things that impact our economies and quality of life. To create a sustainable future, Global Footprint Network is changing how the world manages its natural resources. Our metrics track how resources are used and measure what’s available. We empower leaders in government and finance to make confident policy and investment decisions backed by facts. Together, we are creating a future where people, planet, and economies thrive.
For more than 50 years, World Wildlife Fund has been protecting the future of nature. The world’s leading conservation organization, WWF works in 100 countries and is supported by 1.1 million members in the United States and close to 5 million globally. WWF’s unique way of working combines global reach with a foundation in science, involves action at every level from local to global, and ensures the delivery of innovative solutions that meet the needs of both people and nature.
Oceana is the largest international advocacy organization focused solely on ocean conservation. We run science-based campaigns and seek to win policy victories that can restore ocean biodiversity and ensure that the oceans are abundant and can feed hundreds of millions of people. Oceana victories have already helped to create policies that could increase fish populations in its countries by as much as 40 percent and that have protected more than 1 million square miles of ocean.