Earth Day Facts – 80 Fun Facts About Earth Day

Facts about Earth Day

The UN officially renamed Earth Day as the International Mother Earth Day in 2009.

In 2000, Internet was for the first time used as a principle-organizing tool to celebrate Earth Day.

Earth Day Network works towards increasing the awareness about recycling, planting trees and fighting against global warming and climate change.

Earth Day Flag is also known as Ecology Flag.

10,000 Earth Day events are hosted around the world by Earth Day Network members.

2,000 colleges and 10,000 primary and secondary schools participated in the first Earth Day event.

1 in every 4 mammals is at the risk of extinction.

Earth Day led to the passage of Clean Air Act, the water Quality Improvement Act, and the Endangered Species Act.

Recycling rate has increased from 10% in 1980 to over 34% in 2011.

15% of all greenhouse gas emissions are resulted from deforestation.