Four Things You Might Not Know About Earth Day
Earth Day is tomorrow. Here are a couple random facts for you.
1. Earth Day 2023 will be the 53rd anniversary of Earth Day. The first ever Earth Day happened in 1970 and about 20 million people participated. Now more than a billion people worldwide get involved every year . . . and it’s considered the largest civic observance in the world.
2. In other parts of the world, it’s known as “International Mother Earth Day.” The United Nations General Assembly came up with the name in 2009, but it never stuck in America.
3. The most common way people celebrate Earth Day is by recycling, followed by planting a tree, and cleaning up a local park.
4. It has its own flag that features a blue background and a picture of the Earth taken from the Apollo 17 spacecraft on its way to the Moon. (Here’s a photo.)
(U.S. News / UN.org / Telegraph / Livescience / Parents)