Earth Day Network

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Earth Day Network "was founded on the premise that all people, regardless of race, gender, income, or geography, have a moral right to a healthy, sustainable environment. Our mission is to broaden and diversify the environmental movement worldwide, and to mobilize it as the most effective vehicle for promoting a healthy, sustainable environment. We pursue our mission through a combination of education, public policy, and consumer activism campaigns. Our campaign and programs are predicated on the belief that an educated, energized population will take action to secure a healthy future for itself and its children. Earth Day Network has a global reach with a network of more than 17,000 partners and organizations in 174 countries. More than 1 billion people participate in Earth Day activities, making it the largest secular civic event in the world." [1] It is a member of Natural Resources Council of America.

One of their projects is Women and the Green Economy.


Accessed December 2013: [2]

Directors (2009)

Accessed October 2009: [3]

Diversity Advisory Committee

Accessed October 2009: [4]

Global Advisory Committee

Accessed December 2013: [5]

  • Her Royal Highness Princess Lalla Hasnaa Alaoui of Morocco, President, Mohammed VI Foundation for the Protection of the Environment
  • Debbie Allen, American Actress, Choreographer, Television Director, Television Producer; Member of the President's Committee on the Arts and Humanities
  • Ford W. Bell, DVM, President, American Association of Museums
  • Antonio H. Benjamin, Justice, High Court of Brazil (STJ); Co-President of the International Network for Environmental Compliance and Enforcement (INECE) and Deputy-Chair of the IUCN Commission on Environmental Law
  • Sir Richard Branson, British Entrepreneur; Founder and Chairman, Virgin Group
  • Lester Brown, Founder, Earth Policy Institute; Founder, Worldwatch Institute
  • Beverly J. Camhe, Producer, Beverly Camhe Productions
  • Richard Cizik, Evangelical Leader
  • Christo and Jeanne-Claude, Environmental Artists
  • Cerphe Colwell, Radio Legend
  • Phillipe Cousteau, Jr., Co-Founder, President and CEO, EarthEcho International; Ocean Environmentalist, Educator and Documentarian
  • Mia Couto, World-renowned Mozambican Writer and Biologist, Great Limpopo Transfrontier Park
  • Leonardo DiCaprio, (Co-Chair): American Actor and Film Producer; Environmentalist; Founder, Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation; Board of Trustees, National Resources Defense Council; Board Member, Global Green USA
  • S. Richard Fedrizzi, President, CEO and Founding Chairman, United States Green Building Council
  • Jose Maria Figueres, Former President of Costa Rica; Sustainable Development and Technology Expert
  • Oliver Fleurot, CEO of Public Relations, Corporate and Financial Communications and Events Management, Publicis
  • Al Gore, 2007 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate; 45th Vice President of the United States
  • Paul Hawken, Director, Natural Capital Institute (NCI)
  • Denis Hayes (Chair), President and CEO, Bullitt Foundation; Coordinator of the First Earth Day (1970)
  • Joe Holland, United States Olympic Nordic Combined Skier and three-time National Nordic Combined Championship Winner
  • David L. Hunke, President and Publisher, USA Today
  • Benjamin T. Jealous, President and CEO, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)
  • Yolanda Kakabadse, President, Fundación Futuro Latinoamericano (FFLA)
  • Donna Karan, Fashion Designer and Creator, DKNY; Founder, Urban Zen Foundation
  • Katie Lee, Cookbook Author
  • Sheri Liao, President, Global Village of Beijing
  • Daniel Libeskind, Architect and Artist; Founder, Studio Daniel Libeskind
  • Maya Lin, Environmentalist, Artist, and Architect
  • Mindy S. Lubber, President, Ceres; Director and Investor, Network on Climate Risk
  • Dame Ellen MacArthur DBE, World Record Holder for solo sailing around the Earth and Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire
  • Julia Marton-Lefèvre, Director General, International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)
  • Bill McKibben, American Environmentalist and Author; Founder,
  • Edward Miles, Senior Fellow, Joint Institute for the Study of Atmosphere and Oceans (JISAO); Co-Director, JISAO Center for Science in The Earth System
  • Gaylord Nelson, Wife of the late Senator Gaylord Nelson, the Founder of Earth Day
  • Shaquille O'Neal, Professional Basketball Player, National Basketball Association (NBA)
  • Raymond C. Offenheiser, Jr., President, Oxfam America
  • Rajendra Kumar Pachauri, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate; Chairman, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)
  • John Podesta, President, Center for American Progress
  • Carl Pope, Executive Director, Sierra Club
  • David A. Randall, Recipient of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Medal for Exceptional Scientific Achievement and the Meisinger Award of the American Meteorological Society
  • Mohamed Sahnoun, Ambassador, Special Advisor to United Nations Secretary General; Board Member, International Institute for Sustainable Development
  • Bernard Sanders, United States Senator, State of Vermont
  • Len Sauers, Vice President of Global Sustainability, Procter & Gamble
  • Larry Schweiger, President, National Wildlife Federation
  • Martin Scorsese, American Film Director, Screenwriter, Producer, and Actor, Sikelia Productions; Founder and Chairman, World Cinema Foundation; President, Film Foundation
  • Pete Seeger, Environmental Activist; Performing Artist
  • Ben Silverman, Executive Producer, The Office; Creator, The Biggest Loser; Founder and CEO, Electus
  • James Gustave Speth, Professor, Vermont Law School; Dean, Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies; Co-Founder, Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC)
  • Eric A. Spiegel, President and CEO, Siemens Corporation; Member, Business Roundtable
  • Achim Steiner, Executive Director, United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)
  • Rabbi Warren Stone, Environmental Chair, Central Conference of Rabbis
  • Barbra Streisand (Co-Chair), American Singer, Composer, Film and Theatre Actress, Director, and Producer; Founder and President, The Streisand Foundation; Kennedy Center Honoree
  • Mark Tercek, President and CEO, The Nature Conservancy
  • Ted Turner, Founder and Chairman of the Board of Trustees, Turner Foundation; Founder and Chairman, United Nations Foundation; Founder, Turner Endangered Species Fund; Founder, Cable News Network (CNN)
  • James West, CEO, Alamy Limited
  • Keith Williams, President & CEO, Underwriters Laboratories Inc.
  • Edward O. Wilson, Harvard University Research Professor Emeritus; Two-time winner of the Pulitzer Prize; Scientist and Environmentalist
  • Abdelkbir Zahoud, Secretary of State, Ministry of Energy, Mines, Water and Environment of Morocco
  • Marc Scarpa, American entrepreneur, Producer and Director specializing in live participatory media; Board Member, Producers Guild of America; Partner, LifeBeat: the Music Industry Fights AiDS.



Resources and articles

Related Sourcewatch articles


  1. About, Earth Day Network, accessed October 18, 2009.
  2. Earth Day Network Board, organizational web page, accessed December 21, 2013.
  3. Directors, Earth Day Network, accessed October 18, 2009.
  4. Directors, Earth Day Network, accessed October 18, 2009.
  5. Earth Day Network Global Advisory Committee, organizational web page, accessed December 21, 2013.