Gear up for the greenest month of the year with this FREE April wallpaper + learn interesting facts about Earth Day!
With the first flowers getting ready to sprout and bloom and the trees just waiting to burst to life with nature's gift of green, spring is one of the most exciting times of the year. Summer is just around the corner and the anticipation to get out and enjoy the great outdoors is all around us. This means everyone is a little more conscious of what a gift our beautiful Earth is so it's a great time of year to think about the environment and celebrate our Earth. It's the only one we have after all!
To help keep the Earth on your mind all month long, we have designed this freebie wallpaper for your iPhone, iPad and desktop monitors. And of course, April 22nd highlighted so we can countdown to the earthiest day of all, Earth Day.
Want to know more about Earth Day? Here are some facts:
- After a massive oil spill in Santa Barbara, California in 1969, Earth Day was created by U.S. Senator Gaylord Nelson, Harvard student Denis Hayes, and eco-activist Paul Erlich in an effort to raise awareness about living organisms, the planet and the links between pollution and public health.
- On April 22, 1970, 20 million Americans - protested in the streets, auditoriums and parks to spread the word about oil spills, polluting factories, raw sewage, pesticides and the extinction of wildlife.
- Nearly 50 years later, Earth Day is a global movement and more than 1 billion people in 180 countries are estimated to celebrate each year.
- To participate in Earth Day in 2014, NASA started the #GlobalSelfie event and asked people take a photo of themselves outside and post it to social media with the clever hashtag.
- On the very first Earth Day in New York City, the mayor shut down Fifth Avenue and allowed the special day to be celebrated in Central Park
- In honor of Earth Day in Panama, people planted 100 species of endangered orchids to prevent extinction.
Learn more about the history behind Earth Day, the impact it has on the planet and how to get involved in Earth Day celebrations to show your eco-commitment.