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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Environment, Environmental Education

Mission: The mission of earth day network, inc. Is to broaden and diversify the environmental movement worldwide, and to mobilize it as the most effective vehicle for promoting a healthy, sustainable environment. It pursues the mission through a combination of education, public policy, and consumer activism campaigns.

Programs: Organize events and other materials and programs to educate the general public and children both domestically and internationally about the pollution and other issues affecting the earth and the quality of its resources for human enjoyment and living needs. Organize and conduct the annual earth day event for environmental awareness around the us and world.

develop programs and curriculum for school children to assist them in understanding the environment and their impact on it. Deliver the programs to teachers for classroom use. Assist in the conversion of school structures to green schools by providing materials and expertise on changing the physical plant. Provide education to the international community on the environment and the actions to take to curb damage to the worlds eco-systems.

earth day networks trees initiative was developed to plant over one million trees around the world. The funding allowed numerous communities to have the resources to improve their communities. By planting the trees these communities help to protect against water run-off and improve the quality of the air.

Community Stories

18 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I was a volunteer with this organization back in 2007 and did a lot of work with their Campaign for Communities program. EDN is one of the few environmental nonprofits that is really trying to diversify the movement.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 4

I've been a part of the movement since the first Earth Day in 1970. Since then Earth Day has served a great purpose in bringing new people into the environmental movement. I'm happy to see these efforts personified in Earth Day Network and that they have kept the flame burning.

Donor

Rating: 5

It's actually amazing how much they do with so little staff. I especially like what they've been able to do with the Canopy Project and doing tree plantings all over the world.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Earth Day Network has been a wonderful organization to work with. Their Green Schools initiative that I have been most involved with is coming to fruition and it has been great to watch the process from idea to implementation . As an intern, I greatly appreciated the investment that the staff, including the President and Senior VP, had in their seasonal colleagues. A great organization making sustainable change.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The Earth Day Network is doing great work in a time of need. I was thoroughly impressed by EDN's mission and project scope while I interned there. Great leadership and work environment. I highly recommend volunteering to anyone looking to get a foot in the door of the environmental movement!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I worked on their staff back in 2012 as an Intern and helped out with the event on the National Mall. It was a great experience to learn about how to organize such a huge event. I got to work with some great people like Franklin and John who were running Earth Day at the time.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Earth Day Network is an excellent organization! The staff that I worked with were all knowledgeable, kind, and friendly. The other volunteers and I gelled quickly and worked well together. The management positions were held by those who clearly had experience in the field and who knew how to get things done. I would love to volunteer with Earth Day Network again, and highly recommend them to anybody else searching for an opportunity to get involved in the environmental movement.

Volunteer

Rating: 1

I called this organization to volunteer my time and was rudely cut off by one of their employees, Art Edelstein. Before I even had a chance to offer any help I was cut off because "he was too busy" and they aren't looking into "doing anything new". Far from what I expected since I have volunteered with many npo's before and am usually welcomed and thanked for my help rather than turned away. I wonder what they are doing that they are too busy to take a phone call from a donor/volunteer who wants to help out?

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I volunteered with this organization I have nothing but good things to say. Despite the many setbacks we faced during Earth Day 2012--ending with a nor'easter on the National Mall--EDN held together and still put on a good show. We were vindicated by the positive press we received.

Advisor

Rating: 1

I have dealt with this organization the past year, and would never recommend this organization to a potential volunteer, staff member, or donor. The senior staff proved shockingly bad in their use of resources and leadership, and it seemed that they abuse their employees. They did have a few good staff members running programs and campaigns, but I saw these individuals quit the organization or be fired. Their financial practices are not solvent at all and large dollar amounts are wasted on personal expenses of senior staff and poor management. They hired young directors who have little experience and are very inept are their positions in order to make their leadership look viable. Poor poor poor leadership from the president and coo. Very disappointing. I will never work with them again, and will advise all fellow organizations to steer away from a partnership with them. Such a misuse of my organization's time.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 1

This organization is amongst the worst I have ever dealt with in my career. I say this after having worked with the senior staff, all of whom display incompetence of environmental issues, disrespect towards the vision of the organization they serve as well as their clients.The treatment of junior staff is shameful, and the general office environment appears toxic. I personally witnessed junior staff bearing much of the intellectual and managerial burden, while senior staff regularly seemed pay little attention. The financial situation deserves an audit by the IRS, and the actions of leadership need to be checked by the board. I would never recommend this organization to a client, donor, or job seeker.

Donor

Rating: 4

Earth Day Network is just that. A network that helps promote and encourage Earth Day activity around the world. They have a year-round education program for teachers, hold the annual rally in Washington DC, and are promoting green jobs. All in all good stuff.

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Former Volunteer

Rating: 1

Earth Day Network is terrible. They co-opt local Earth Day projects and call them their own, then slap the logos of their corporate sponsors on everything. Instead of Earth Day highlighting the great work that goes on in communities every day, Earth Day Network spends their entire budget to create an artificial celebration that overshadows the work of nonprofits that serve communities. They are disorganized and disrespectful. I will never volunteer with them again.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have volunteered with this organization on and off for years. From mobilizing students to organizing multi-million person demonstrations, this group works hard to make sure all people value the environment and work to protect it!

9

Client Served

Rating: 5

In my experience, this organization is fantastic. I'm most impressed with the staff that I've had the pleasure working with. They are dedicated, intelligent, and stick to the core values of the organization. They do an incredable job of bringing technical and finicial support into my school, and classroom. They are always avaialbe, and give creative and meaningful feedback on how to best improve my project.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

This nonprofit is very helpful. They have supported our efforts with enthusiasm. The support they provided us lead to our school receiving the certified energy audit we have sought for three years. They were able to motivate the shakers and doers in our state capital to provide this service to us, a fellow nonprofit.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Earth Day Network has great programs and events, and really great resources for educators - interesting and useful in the classroom!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Earth Day Network is a dedicated environmental education organization that does great work in the community. Their Green Schools Campaign is particularly inspirational and has had a tremendously positive impact on thousands of teachers, parents and students across the country. Thank you for all your hard work!