Earth Day Facts – 80 Fun Facts About Earth Day

Interesting facts about Earth Day

70% of the earth is covered with water.

Earth is estimated to be 4.5 billion years old.

Nearly 99% of the species that have ever lived on Earth have gone extinct.

2015 was the warmest year on record since the 1880s.

At UNESCO Conference in San Francisco in 1969, John McConnell proposed Earth Day to be celebrated on March 21, 1970, the first day of spring in northern hemisphere. A month later a separate Earth day was founded on Nelson to be held on April 22, 1970.

Earth Day Anthem is sung on Earth Day. It is composed by Abhay Kumar of India.

In many places Earth Day is celebrated for a week, it is called as Earth Week.

The first wildlife refuge was formed in 1903 on Pelican Island Florida.

Earth Day Flag is created by cartoonist Ron Cob, and was first published in Los Angeles Free Press on Nov 7, 1969.

April 22 was the first day of spring in Northern Hemisphere and fall in southern hemisphere and hence it was chosen to be Earth Day.