WASHINGTON, D.C.— EARTHDAY.ORG president and environmental advocate Kathleen Rogers has joined the nonprofit funders’ network Rachel’s Network as a liaison. Under Kathleen’s leadership, EARTHDAY.ORG has grown into a global policy and activist organization with an international staff engaging the public on issues like climate change, conservation, pollution, and more.
In 2001, she co-created Campaign for Communities (C4C), a coalition of African American and Latino partner organizations focused on voter registration and voter mobilization around environmental issues, which works year-round on environmental issues in underrepresented communities. She created the National Civic Education campaign, which works with low-income K-12 schools on projects that solve local environmental issues while teaching civic skills. She leads a climate literacy campaign with over 540 global organizational signatories representing 101 countries and over 350 million members focused on climate education, civic skill building, and jobs creation with a particular focus on low-income countries.
“The Earth Day Network has taken what started as a one-day event to advocate for the planet into a year-round opportunity for action,” said Rachel’s Network President Fern Shepard. “Kathleen has led that transformation and we’re thrilled to have her experience in our network as a liaison.”
“I am honored to join Rachel’s Network in the ongoing effort to empower women and inspire tomorrow’s environmental leaders,” said Kathleen.
Rachel’s Network Leadership Liaisons—women CEOs of influential national or international environmental nonprofits—provide high-level expertise and keep Rachel’s Network members connected to nonprofits that share our goals. They include Universal Access Project Executive Director Seema Jalan, Earthjustice President Abigail Dillen, Greenpeace USA Executive Director Annie Leonard, and Ocean Conservancy CEO Janis Searles Jones among others.
Rachel’s Network, a nonprofit organization named in Rachel Carson’s honor, promotes women as impassioned leaders and agents of change dedicated to the stewardship of the earth. The Network builds productive alliances among members and offers services that empower them to lead.
EARTHDAY.ORG’s mission is to diversify, educate and activate the environmental movement worldwide. Growing out of the first Earth Day in 1970, EARTHDAY.ORG is the world’s largest recruiter to the environmental movement, working with more than 75,000 partners in over 192 countries to drive positive action for our planet.