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Fun Facts About Earth Day

Updated on April 19, 2011

Earth Day Fun Facts

We all share this little blue marble called Earth. Every human trodding her firm, supportive crust owes a debt of gratitude to the life-giving food, water, and air she provides. Crucial it is to conserve, reuse, reduce, and recycle in order to leave the planet in the same condition in which we found it.

We look forward in great anticipation of celebrating Earth Day by celebrating a few simple fun facts in honor of our precious planet. Here are a few precious fun facts offered up to aficionados of the celestial orb upon which we all depend. It's the only planet we have: when we use it up, it's gone for good.

There are many ways to observe and celebrate Earth Day. Some of them don't require cutting down trees to make paper or burning fossil fuels to drive somewhere

USPS Go Green Stamps in honor of Earth Day
USPS Go Green Stamps in honor of Earth Day

Go Green With the USPS

The United States Postal Service (USPS) has issued a commemorative stamp series in honor of Earth Day and the place where all the letters are delivered. Virtually every customer that uses the USPS lives on Earth, so they truly understand the importance of honoring our planet.

The 16-stamp series communicates over 15 vital messages such as:

  • Plant a Tree,
  • Take Public Transportation, and
  • Adjust your Thermostat.

The USPS includes a fleet of over 215,000 vehicles and spends over 6 billion dollars on fuel each year, including Earth Day.

Fully 46% of Americans Favor Nuclear Power

A poll commissioned by the Civil Society Institute (CSI) revealed that at least  46% of Americans were in favor of expanding nuclear energy.  A company called ORC International called 814 Americans and asked them questions about nuclear power.

A really big electric jet-ski was not available to tow this.
A really big electric jet-ski was not available to tow this.

Cancún Climate Summit Held in Cancún

Hundreds of scientists, journalists, tourists, and other representatives of the Earth convened in Cancún, Mexico to throw a climate summit.

The conference-goers agreed to commit 10 billion dollars of other people's money to underdeveloped countries so they could defend themselves against climate change.

Carbon emissions were discussed at length during the summit. Russia declared it would not sign on to a subsequent term of the Kyoto protocol unless the world's two big carbon emitters, China and the United States, were also legally bound to participate.

Collect pennies, but send checks.
Collect pennies, but send checks. | Source

Pennies for the Planet

Pennies for the Planet represents a national campaign to support conservation projects. Children collect pennies, which are funneled to programs that help support wild places and wildlife in the United States.

The program is administered by the National Audubon Society, which is where all the money should be mailed. They plan to bundle the contributions and dole them out to worthy environmental causes. They prefer checks and money orders, please. They advise kids to give their accumulated pennies to an adult, then ask for a check.

A Green Budget

In the spirit of federal budgeting, Earth Day Network and over 33 partner organizations provided an alternative budgeting strategy titled "Green Budget 2012" to the United States Congress.

Some of the partners include:


The 257 page document includes financial support of the BLM (Bureau of Land Management), which represents Federal Government ownership of 253,000,000 acres of land. The United States includes 2,263,962,240 total acres of land, ergo the federal government owns 11% of it.


Donn your Earth Day T-shirt, go outside, and roll around in the grass. It doesn't cost anything and it celebrates the Earth. You'll itch, but you'll feel closer to the Earth.


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      earthday rules 

      6 years ago

      earth day rules

    • joerdie profile image


      7 years ago

      "Virtually every customer that uses the USPS lives on Earth,"


    • nicomp profile imageAUTHOR

      nicomp really 

      7 years ago from Ohio, USA

      @The Frog Prince: I love trees! They make wonderful houses.

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      The Frog Prince 

      7 years ago from Arlington, TX

      Excellent work. Did you know that Lowes is giving away free trees on the 23rd of April which is also Arbor Day I believe. Plant a tree or two. Every little bit helps.

      The Frog

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      Denise Handlon 

      7 years ago from North Carolina

      Aww-love the hub and I'm glad I read it before my intention was completed (was reviewing Earth Day facts this eve) Great job. Oh-and I got my Green stamps on Friday, LOL They're fun.

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      Susan Keeping 

      7 years ago from Kitchener, Ontario

      Great article :)

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      7 years ago from Oviedo, FL

      I'm a big environmentalist. I love nature.

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      7 years ago

      Is it okay of I just dance on top of it? I love the Earth but not the bugs!


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