With Earth Day right around the corner, Budget Dumpster has put together some facts that will make you the most informed about environment. Earth Day is only once a year, so do not miss out on this chance to be the smartest and greenest person in the room!
- Earth Day has been celebrated every year since 1970 but was only consistently celebrated on April 22 until 1990, when it became internationally recognized by 141 nations.
- The April 22 date was chosen because it is the first official day of Spring in the Northern Hemisphere and Fall in the Southern hemisphere.
- The United Nations decided to rename Earth Day to ‘International Mother Earth Day’ in 2009.
- Earth Day 2011, over 28 million tree were planted in just Afghanistan.
- Every year over 14 billion pounds of waste will be dumped into the ocean directly killing over 1 million sea creatures.
- Over 1 billion people, 20 million Americans, 5,000 environmental groups in 192 countries are expected to participate in some sort of Earth Day festivities.
- Today half of the world’s tropical and temperate forests have been destroyed.
- Although the Earth has a mass of 6,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 kilograms in pounds, it actually has no weight at all.
- Earth is 93 million miles away from the sun making it the 3rd closest planet.
10. An Earth day doesn’t take 24 hours. It actually takes 23 hours, 56 minutes and 4 seconds.
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