The first Earth Day was observed on April 22, 1970, and had participants from thousands of colleges and universities, and primary and secondary schools, plus hundreds of communities across the U.S.
Today, Earth Day is a worldwide event to show support for environmental protection.
Here are some fun facts about Earth Day:
- 20 million people participated in the first Earth Day.
- It’s estimated that 500 million people from 180 countries will participate in Earth Day activities this year.
- Earth Day is a huge activity-inspiring day for elementary, middle and senior high schools.
- Some communities even decide to avoid driving their cars on Earth Day.
Let’s all do our part for Mother Earth! Reduce — Reuse — Recycle!