Earth Day Facts – 80 Fun Facts About Earth Day
Earth Day Fun Facts
14 billion pounds of trash is dumped into the oceans every year.
The amount of paper and wood thrown away every year is enough to light 50 million homes for 20 years.
Earth Day was globally celebrated in 1990 with 140 counties participating. In 2000, over 180 countries participated.
200 million tons of topsoil will be lost through erosion through croplands.
800 million people will go hungry to bed and awake too weak to lead productive lives.
18,000 children will die from chronic hunger, malnutrition and other related diseases.
There is 80% decrease in forest coverage.
Every minute, we lose 56 acres of forest.
Over 1 billion people do not have access to safe drinking water.
Americans alone dump 16 tons of sewage into water every minute.