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Acts of Green: ADP Announces New Partnership with the Earth Day Network

The American Democracy Project is pleased to announce a new partnership with the Earth Day Network on two new initiatives. The first is the Global Conversation Day and the second is the Billion Acts of Green project. Please take a moment to read about these exciting projects. If you are interested in participating in either project, please contact Lauren Rohrer.

ADP is a strong supporter of the Earth Day Network and is looking forward to working closely with the Network to bring more Earth Day programming to ADP campuses. – Cecilia M. Orphan, American Democracy Project

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By Guest Blogger Lauren Rohrer, Earth Day Network

For the past two years I worked as a student leader in ADP’s eCitizenship initiative while I was a student at The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey. I helped facilitate student engagement in campus activities with the use of social media tools such as Facebook and Twitter. In my two years working with the American Democracy Project, I learned the importance of civic engagement and community involvement.

This mentality and skills-set has been crucial and ever-present in my current line of work at Earth Day Network. Earth Day Network is a non-profit environmental organization that works with over 22,000 partners and 192 countries on Earth Day events. The organization was born out of the first Earth Day, April 22, 1970, in which students organized protests and demonstrations that led to the creation of the Environmental Protection Agency, the Endangered Species Act, and the Clean Air and Water Act.  Today, in addition to helping organize Earth Day events around the world, Earth Day Network runs a host of domestic and international campaigns.  Two of the campaigns that I am working on are Campus Global Day of Conversation and Billion Acts of Green.  My role in both programs is to help students facilitate environmental policy change.

In our Campus Global Day of Conversation campaign, we are encouraging college students to engage their campus administrations and their state andfederal government officials in constructive dialogue centered on the environment and sustainability. Campus Global Day of Conversation brings students together with local government officials, who are on the front lines of local environmental issues and have been creating innovative ways to combat climate change on a local level. College students are a key element in this discussion as stakeholders in creating a new vibrant green economy that will provide jobs for students in the near future. This is a perfect opportunity to become an active citizen and express your concern for ensuring a positive future for the world, the health of our environment and the promise of a new economy built on green jobs.

Our Billion Acts of Green campaign works with people around the world to generate environmental service acts and create referendum for environmental change through action. The goal of this campaign is to collect a Billion Acts of Green prior to the Rio +20 Earth Summit in 2012. It is the largest environmental service campaign in the world and it has already inspired over 46 million acts of green. I am working with college and university students across the country to pledge acts of green and inspire campus participation.  To bolster this effort, Earth Day Network has launched A Billion Acts of Green University Challenge, a nationwide competition amongst campuses to see who can generate the most acts of green.

From working on my college campus in New Jersey, to working with university and college students across our country, civic engagement has been a powerful tool to propel change. I am excited to work with Earth Day Network to re-vitalize the passion of student environmental activism and help initiate change.

For the past two years I worked as a student leader in the American Democracy Project, eCitizenship, on the campus of The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey. My role focused on facilitating student engagement in campus activities with the use of social media tools such as Facebook and Twitter. In my two years working with the American Democracy Project, I learned the importance of civic engagement and community involvement.

This mentality and skills-set has been crucial and ever-present in my current line of work at Earth Day Network. Earth Day Network is a non-profit environmental organization that works with over 22,000 partners and 192 countries on Earth Day events. The organization was born out of the first Earth Day, April 22, 1970, in which students organized protests and demonstrations that led to the creation of the Environmental Protection Agency, the Endangered Species Act, and the Clean Air and Water Act.  Today, in addition to helping organize Earth Day events around the world, Earth Day Network runs a host of domestic and international campaigns.  Two of the campaigns that I am working on are Campus Global Day of Conversation and Billion Acts of Green.  My role in both programs is to help students facilitate environmental policy change.

In our Campus Global Day of Conversation campaign, we are encouraging college students to engage their campus administrations and their state and federal government officials in constructive dialogue centered on the environment and sustainability. Campus Global Day of Conversation brings students together with local government officials, who are on the frontlines of local environmental issues and have been creating innovative ways to combat climate change on a local level. College students are a key element in this discussion as stakeholders in creating a new vibrant green economy that will provide jobs for students in the near future. This is a perfect opportunity to become an active citizen and express your concern for the preservation of our future, such as the fate of our environment and the promise of a new economy built on green jobs.

Our Billion Acts of Green campaign works with people around the world to generate environmental service acts and create referendum for environmental change through action. The goal of this campaign is to collect a Billion Acts of Green prior to the Rio +20 Earth Summit in 2012. It is the largest environmental service campaign in the world and it has already inspired over 46 million acts of green. I am working with college and university students across the country to pledge acts of green and inspire campus participation.  To bolster this effort, Earth Day Network has launched A Billion Acts of Green University Challenge, a nationwide competition amongst campuses to see who can generate the most acts of green.

From working on my college campus in New Jersey, to working with university and college students across our country, civic engagement has been a powerful tool to propel change. I am excited to work with Earth Day Network to re-vitalize the passion of student environmental activism and help initiate change.  For more information on Campus Global Day of Conversation and Billion Acts of Green and on how you can get involved please email me.

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