In case no one has told you today, you are out of this world amazing!! [punny, I know] Our earth is, too! It’s our job to preserve & maintain a beautiful earth! On this Earth Day I’m going to bless you with some pretty neat facts about the international holiday. All info came from DoSomething.org and International Business Times.
- Earth Day was first celebrated on April 22, 1970.
- While working as a US Senator, Gaylord Nelson founded Earth Day.
- First originating in the US, Earth Day was recognized worldwide in 1990.
- On the very first Earth Day, an environmental movement was born. 20 million people gathered in the streets of America to protest the industrial revolution.
- Every year on April 22nd awesome humans collect garbage, plant trees, clean up coral reefs, plan for a better future for our planet, etc.
- Earth is the densest planet in the solar system.
- Roughly 70 percent of earth is covered with water.
- Earth’s circumference is 24,901 miles.
- It’s estimated that earth is more than 4.5 billion years old.