Campaign for Environmental Literacy Partners

The Campaign for Environmental Literacy exists solely to empower individuals and organizations to advocate for significantly increasing the amount of federal funding dedicated to environmental literacy.

Thousands of individuals have used CEL as a vehicle for making their voices heard in Washington. National and regional organizations, with a vested interest in environmental literacy, have also joined CEL campaigns to take advantage of the initiative, leverage, expertise, and tools we are able to provide. They have been fueled by their first-hand knowledge of just how vital federal resources are to implementing, maintaining, and reforming environmental literacy initiatives and programs.

Join Your Colleagues

Becoming a partner does not require a commitment of funds or resources, nor does it require a blanket endorsement of all CEL campaigns. Becoming a CEL partner acknowledges that your organization stands with your many sister organizations in endorsing one collective, unambiguous message:
In order for our nation to achieve environmental literacy, the federal government must invest the full weight of its resources, influence, and funding in vibrant, integrated environmental and sustainability education programs throughout the nation.


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National Wildlife Federation's mission is to inspire Americans to protect wildlife for our children's future.

Since 1993, Second Nature has been dedicated to accelerating a process of transformation in higher education. We assist colleges and universities in their quest to integrate sustainability as a core component of all education and practice in order to make human society healthy, fair, economically secure and ecologically thriving for all current and future humans and other species.

AASHE is a professional, membership-based association of colleges and universities in the U.S. and Canada. Its mission is to promote education, research, dialogue and action on sustainability in all sectors of higher education. AASHE Partners include businesses, NGO's, and government agencies that support campus sustainability efforts. AASHE serves as an umbrella organization for the campus sustainability community, connecting practitioners to resources, knowledge, professional development opportunities, and key organizations. It also provides a professional home for campus sustainability coordinators, directors, and other practitioners.

The National Council for Science and the Environment (NCSE) has been working since 1990 to improve the scientific basis for environmental decision making. For its efforts, the Council has earned a reputation for objectivity, responsibility, and achievement. The Council believes that comprehensive and integrated science can help society achieve its environmental goals in the most effective manner, recognizing economic, social, and security implications. The Council 's approach to science is embodied in the new phrase "sustainability science."

CEE The Center for Environmental Education builds environmental literacy in K-12 schools. We offer Blueprint for a Green School, an online guide on how to green your school, and an on-line curriculum library.

The Ocean Project is an international network of aquariums, zoos, museums, and conservation organizations working to create an understanding among their visitors and members of the significance of the oceans and the role each person plays in conserving our ocean planet for the future.

Earth Day Network was founded by the organizers of the first Earth Day in 1970 and promotes environmental citizenship and year round progressive action worldwide. Earth Day Network is a driving force steering environmental awareness around the world. Through Earth Day Network, activists connect, interact, and have an impact on their communities, and create positive change in local, national, and global policies. EDN's international network reaches over 17,000 organizations in 174 countries, while the domestic program engages 5,000 groups and over 25,000 educators coordinating millions of community development and environmental protection activities throughout the year. Earth Day is the only event celebrated simultaneously around the globe by people of all backgrounds, faiths and nationalities. More than a half billion people participate in our campaigns every year. Our mission is to grow and diversify the environmental movement worldwide, and to mobilize it as the most effective vehicle for promoting a healthy, sustainable planet. We pursue our mission through education, politics, events, and consumer activism.

Earth Force engages young people as active citizens who improve their environment and communities now and in the future. Earth Force is a transformative experience for students, educators and the community. Students get hands-on lessons in civics, science, reading, math and more. They improve their teamwork, critical thinking and leadership skills. Educators build confidence in their teaching abilities and learn to incorporate the community as a classroom resource. The result is students who are more engaged, learning more and becoming part of the community.

Please visit the Center for Lobbying in the Public Interest if you have any questions or concerns about your organization's advocacy rights and restrictions.

While the partners of the Campaign for Environmental Literacy share the common goal of increasing federal funding for environmental education in America, individual groups sometimes differ in their strategies towards this end.