Kathleen Rogers
President, Earth Day Network
Biography
Kathleen Rogers, President of Earth Day Network, has worked for more than 20 years as an environmental attorney and advocate, focusing on international and domestic environmental public policy and law. Under her leadership, EDN has developed a significant role in advancing the new green economy and has emerged as a dynamic year-round policy and activist organization. EDN now reaches into 192 countries, embraces new constituencies—including youth and people of color—and integrates civic participation into each of EDN’s programs and activities. Rogers has received numerous awards for her work. She was named one of 2010’s top working mothers by Working Mother magazine. She has also been featured as “Power Player of the Week” on Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace. Most recently, Rogers was awarded the Luminary award by Womensphere and the Urban Zen Foundation, given to women who are inspirations in their fields. Rogers is an official voting member of Greenpeace and a board member of The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI).
Kathleen Rogers
President, Earth Day Network
Earth Day Network

Growing out of the first Earth Day, Earth Day Network is the world’s largest recruiter to the environmental movement, working with more than 50,000 partners in 196 countries to build environmental democracy. We work through a combination of education, public policy, and consumer campaigns.

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.