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Authors for Earth Day is a national coalition of environmentally minded children’s authors & illustrators. Learn more at www.authorsforearthday.org.

THE CONCLUSION OF AUTHORS FOR EARTH DAY by A4ED founder and director, Brooke Bessesen.

Some years back, I wrote an essay for The A4ED Blog entitled The Creation of Authors for Earth Day. Now, as you might guess from the title of this new essay, our program is coming to a close. After a … Continue reading

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Authors for Earth Day celebrates its 10th Annual Season, surpassing $100,000 in total combined contributions!

A child is a person who is going to carry on what you have started… the fate of humanity is in his hands. ― Abraham Lincoln A sustainable future requires that we educate and empower our children. Since 2010, Authors … Continue reading

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Jump for joy! It’s time to celebrate our 2018 GREEN AUTHORs!

As we launch into our 10th Annual A4ED Season, we are happy to announce 2018 GREEN AUTHORs: Patricia Newman, Elissa Brent Weissman, and Linda Crotta Brennan. Donating to conservation through at least five annual Authors for Earth Day school visits, … Continue reading

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Team ’18 mentors an estimated 12,000 students while taking Authors for Earth Day total contributions past $92,000

What wouldn’t a person do, to help the most wondrous products of four billion years of creation?   – Richard Powers, The Overstory MEET TEAM ’18, twenty-two award-winning authors and illustrators from across the United States, who stepped up to help … Continue reading

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Woo Hoo! It’s time to Celebrate Our 2017 GREEN AUTHORs

At every Authors for Earth Day school visit, a generous A4ED participant willingly gives up their speaking fee to empower young readers. These generous gifts have long reach: Not only do they allow students to research environmental organizations and vote … Continue reading

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CHEERS and CONGRATULATIONS to our 2017 Authors for Earth Day Participants, who brought us to nearly $75K

The enthusiastic applause of hundreds of young readers roaring through the school! That’s what our A4ED authors & illustrators hear every year as we announce the conservation organizations that win our students’ votes. It’s quite a thrill! This year we supported 34 … Continue reading

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A4ED Announces 2016 GREEN AUTHORs

Many of our authors & illustrators have become multi-year participants in our mission to education and empower young readers. To honor the achievements of those who exhibit an enduring commitment to mentorship through Authors for Earth Day, we hereby designate … Continue reading

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THE CREATION OF AUTHORS FOR EARTH DAY by Brooke Bessesen, A4ED founder and director

As the author of several children’s books about wildlife, I strive to educate and inspire young (and not-so-young) readers to protect natural habitats, and the great and small creatures who call those habitats home. That’s why I created Authors for Earth Day—A4ED … Continue reading

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A4ED Kid-Driven Donations Surpass $50,000

Smiles abound! Cheers to Team ’16! From the United States to Israel, thousands of eager students were inspired by this year’s amazing line-up of A4ED authors: Dan Gutman, Linda Crotta Brennan, Jody Feldman, Miri Leshem-Pelly, Peter Lourie, Patricia Newman, Miranda Paul, Jeanie … Continue reading

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2015 A4ED team supports global conservation to the tune of over $11,000!

It’s that time again! Time to express thanks and kudos to our annual A4ED team and celebrate our collaborative success. Going year-round was a good thing. Participants did A4ED visits over several months and each generously donated money from their … Continue reading

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