Joint Earth Day Statement from AGI and Partners

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ALEXANDRIA, Va. — To highlight the vital role that geoscience knowledge plays in fostering action toward sustainability, the American Geosciences Institute (AGI) joins the American Geophysical Union and 14 global partners in issuing a joint Earth Day 2023 (April 22) statement:

The global geoscience community celebrates Earth Day by encouraging informed, practical action. As people around the globe seek to understand societal challenges, Earth, space and planetary scientists provide information and stimulate innovation that can contribute to meaningful solutions. Geoscience expertise contributes to infrastructure and energy systems improvement, efficient resource use at all scales, and other applications that foster sustainable development. Geoscientists contribute to ever-evolving scientific knowledge and techniques that can lead to robust environmental, economic, and social action. In this way, geoscientists are co-working collaboratively for a better, more equitable future.

To this joint statement, AGI adds:

The American Geosciences Institute supports Earth Day as an important opportunity to raise geoscience awareness, which is also supported through Earth Science Week (October 8-14, 2023) and its theme of "Geoscience Innovating for Earth and People."

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About AGI
The American Geosciences Institute (AGI), a federation of scientific and professional associations representing over a quarter-million geoscientists, is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to serving the geoscience community and addressing the geoscience needs of society. AGI headquarters are in Alexandria, Virginia.
Geoff Camphire, AGI Communications