Troy Wiseman Joins Earth Day Network Board of Directors
The first Earth Day, on April 22, 1970, activated 20 million Americans from all walks of life and is widely credited with launching the modern environmental movement. The passage of the landmark Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, Endangered Species Act and many other groundbreaking environmental laws soon followed. Twenty years later, Earth Day went global, mobilizing 200 million people in 141 countries and lifting environmental issues onto the world stage. More than 1 billion people now participate in Earth Day activities each year, making it the largest civic observance in the world.
Growing out of the first Earth Day, Earth Day Network (EDN) is the world’s largest recruiter to the environmental movement, working with more than 50,000 partners in 196 countries to build environmental democracy. The movement works through a combination of education, public policy, and consumer campaigns.
EcoPlanet Bamboo CEO & Co-Founder Troy Wiseman has been invited to join the prestigous 12 person Board of Directors responsible for driving the movement behind EDN. He joins H.E. Tarja Halonen, former President of Finland (2000 – 2012) and others committed towards sustainable development, environmental education and justice, and the eleviation of poverty for all.
Wiseman has been committed throughout his career as well as through his philanthropic activities to human rights, social justice and equality. Through EcoPlanet Bamboo he has taken on the challenge of solving some of the most pressing environmental challenges facing the planet today, including global climate change and the unsustainable deforestation and degradation of the world's remaining forests.
More information on Earth Day Network is available here.