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Earth Day Network (EDN) is seeking volunteer City Liaisons to identify the key local actors from all sectors in their city which can plan and execute Earth Day 2020 in every city of the world.

The 50th anniversary of Earth Day in 2020 comes at a pivotal time in history when the people and the planet must confront complex environmental challenges. It presents a unique opportunity to unite people across social and political boundaries, as occurred on the first Earth Day in 1970, creating a catalytic moment to launch the world into a new era of environmental awareness and action.

In 1970, groups fighting against problems as diverse as air and water pollution or the loss of biodiversity and habitat realized they shared common values. The first Earth Day convinced the public that a healthy environment is vital to our well-being. It led to the immediate creation of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the rapid passage of landmark environmental legislation. It also inspired others around the world, and a global environmental movement was born.

For 2020, Earth Day Network is putting a plan into action to bring people, institutions, businesses, and local governments together to build a new narrative for the planet and achieve a shift of consciousness.

The City Liaison will coordinate with EDN staff to promote the creation of local Earth Day 2020 committees in every city in the USA and abroad and contribute to making 2020 the biggest mobilization ever on behalf of the environment.

If you want to be involved in a global movement to make a real difference, this is a unique opportunity to help make history again. This volunteer opportunity is for those who are concerned about what is going on in the world and have the time, skills and motivation to do something about it. City Liaisons will play a critical role in turning Earth Day 2020 into a new historical environmental moment through helping identify the key local actors to launch Earth Day 2020 Committees that will put together and execute a plan for April 2020, and helping EDN follow-up on the execution.

We encourage dedicated, experienced and enthusiastic people to apply!

Responsibilities of a City Liaison:

Learn about Earth Day, the plans for 2020 and the 50th anniversary and participate in webinars to be trained as a city liaison.

Identify an initial list of key nonprofits, community organizers, businesses, universities, unions, faith groups, and others in the city that might have an interest in organizing for Earth Day 2020 and joining an Earth Day 2020 committee.

Create a list of people and organizations and their contact information using a form provided by EDN.

Work with the EDN staff to set up a meeting in the city to create and launch a local Earth Day 2020 Committee, with local organizations taking the lead in planning for 2020, using the 2020 Earth Day Strategy Document as a starting point.

Participate in regular coordination calls with EDN staff and other City Liaisons to share experiences and ideas and plan the next phase of the work.

Consult and agree with EDN on additional steps and responsibilities.

Preferred Qualifications (not all required):

Commitment to environmental causes.

Knowledge or experience working on environmental issues.

Knowledge of local environmental problems and initiatives.

Good knowledge of the city networks of non-profits and community organizations.

Community organizing experience.

Knowledge of local actors and existing local networks in areas other than the environment.

Alignment with Earth Day Network’s mission to broaden, diversify and activate the environmental movement.

Commitment to volunteer through Earth Day 2020 from 10 to 15 hours a week.

Excellent communication skills, and ability to work well independently and in a group.

If you are interested in joining Earth Day Network as a City Liaison, please respond to the following questionnaire. Selected applicants will be contacted for follow up calls. In certain cases, multiple people may be selected for the same city.

This is an unpaid, volunteer position. Please use this form to submit your application (please click on the link to access the form).

We look forward to hearing from you and working together to make history in 2020!