Earth Day Facts

26 Earth Day Facts — The Earth Day Information

Earth Day Facts

Earth Day is an chance to respect and to give honor our planet Earth and our environment.

Earth Day encourage international awareness of environment protection and conservation of earth. It's the perfect chance to teach everyone about essential concepts, such as go green, avoid pollution, climate change, global warming and recycling.

Every year we celebrate Earth Day on April 22. On this day people come together to address most important issues faced by environment like climate change, deforestation, global warming, plastic pollution, etc.

Earth Day Facts presented here will give more information about the Earth Day. The Earth Day Information creates awareness about Earth among people.

26 Facts about Earth Day

1) Mr. Gaylord Nelson, a senator from Wisconsin state, founded the Earth Day in the year 1970 to increase public awareness about environmental issues such as deforestation, pollution, oil spills in ocean and disappearing wildlife and forests. He take advantage of the drive of the anti-war movement to frame Earth Day as a “national teaching on the environment”.

2) Authorities wanted to increase student participation, so they selected April 22 to celebrate Earth Day because it occurs between spring break and final exams.

3) On the first Earth Day nearly twenty million US citizens i.e. about 10 percent of the US population, took part in events and demonstrations related to Earth and Environment.

4) The success of first Earth Day pushed environment related issues in the national list of agenda. This makes Congress to approve the initiation of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in the same year.

5) The first Earth Day in 1970 prompt the path of the Clean Water, Clean Air and Endangered Species Acts, as per the EPA.

6) Around the world every year nearly 1 billion people take part in Earth Day activities.

7) Millions of people worldwide will participate in Earth Hour on March 28 which is celebrate before Earth Day. Earth Hour is motivated and encouraged by Earth Day. On Earth Hour at 8:30 p.m. people will take part in events and demonstrate their loyalty towards planet Earth.

8) Gatherings on Earth Hour brings real policy changes, which includes the formation of a marine-protected area in Argentina and environmental protection government law in the Russia.

9) World Wildlife Federation’s Earth Hour is the world’s big movement for the planet that gives us an chance to show our commitment towards Mother Earth and Environment.

10) Because of corona virus situation, Earth Hour is celebrated digitally in the year 2021.

11) In the Year 2011 on the occasion of Earth Day in the country of Afghanistan as part of a campaign “Plant Trees Not Bombs”, 28 million trees are planted by people.

12) From 1970 i.e. from first Earth Day, the average annual temperatures in the United States have been increasing at a rate of 0.45°F per decade.

13) As per Environmental Organization “Friends of the Earth International”, today humans uses natural resources about 50 percent more as compare to 30 years ago.

14) In between 1970 and 2014 according to the WWF, due to loss of habitat, pollution and climate change, the population of different animal species saw an overall decline of 60 percent worldwide.

15) As per National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the year 2019 was the second hottest year on record worldwide. First place goes to year 2016.

16) As per the record of Climate Central Agency the twenty of the warmest years worldwide occurred in the last 22 years.

17) According to Earth Day Network, the rise in temperature worldwide leads to more worst weather conditions, which includes more wildfires and high intensity hurricanes.

18) According to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development the increase of world’s population every year will increase the effect of human activity on the environment.

19) As per Environmental Protection Agency today’s average US citizen creates about 4.5 pounds of waste per day, compared to 2.68 pounds in the year 1960.

20) According to Center for Sustainable Systems, processes related to food are responsible for 10 to 30 percent of a household’s carbon footprint, which is because of the emissions engaged in food production and it’s transportation.

21) 24 percent of fuel requirement of US increased in between year 2004 and 2017.

22) We can reduce our car’s fuel consumption by 7 to 14 percent by simply following the speed limit.

23) Electronic devices connected on “standby” mode can consume approx 5 to 10 percent of a household’s energy.

24) A study conducted by University of Michigan says that, by using a dishwasher we can save more water as compare to washing the dishes by hand.

25) As per “Recycle Now” approximately 80 percent of all plastic trash created by humans is still in the environment and never gets decomposed.

26) According to Greenpeace agency to reduce plastic trash, more than 30 countries have imposed bans on disposable plastic bags.


These interesting Earth Day Facts will help everyone to understand the importance of our Earth. These Earth Day information make us to understand our responsibilities towards Mother Earth.

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