FACTS ABOUT EARTH DAY
While your children are busy coloring these earth day coloring pages it is a great time to talk to them about what earth day is all about.
Here are some interesting facts about earth day that you can share with them:
- The first earth day was in 1970 and was organized by Senator Nelson. He wanted a way to bring environmental issues to the forefront of people's minds.
- Earth day went global after about 20 years. In 1990 there were demonstrations in 141 countries around the world. There were an estimated 200 million people who mobilized to bring attention to important environmental issues.
- Earth day has impacted the US government and they have responded with legislation to help the environment.
- April 22nd is the official day for Earth Day every year. This is because that was the day of the very first earth day celebration.
- There have been many global earth day initiatives that have really impacted our world for the better. In 2011 there were 28 million trees planted in Afghanistan.
- 2020 marked the 50th year of Earth Day.
EARTH DAY COLORING PAGES
I have two different free printable earth day coloring pages available. One of the pages says Happy Earth Day and has a cute smiling earth. The second page says Earth Day Every Day and features 2 children holding an earth.
These earth day color sheets are free for you to download and print off for your own personal use at home.
Click this link to download: Earth Day Coloring Pages
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