Earth Day Facts – 80 Fun Facts About Earth Day

Fun facts about Earth Day

27% of the coral reefs have already been destroyed.

Denis Hayes is an environmental activist who took Earth Day international in 1990.

NASA has asked people to take a selfie and post on social media using the hashtag #GlobalSelfie on Earth Day 2014. They intended to create a mosaic image of our planet that was released on May 22, 2014.

One of the most common ways to celebrate Earth Day is to join the service, where people collect garbage, plant saplings etc.

Only 30% of the waste is reused or recycled. 70% ends up in the landfill.

Recycling one tone of cardboard saves 46 gallons of oil.

100 billion pieces of junk mail are delivered every year in the U.S.

Half of the tropical and temperate forests are now gone.

San Francisco is named after the patron saint of ecology, Saint Francis.

Over 2 million people die prematurely due to indoor and outdoor pollution every year.