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Earth Day Coloring Pages

Ecology Symbol - Earth Day

Earth Day proved popular in the United States and around the world as a teaching and "day of awareness" around ecology issues. Earth Day coloring pages make a great way to teach and display the importance of ecology. Print a series of Earth Day coloring pages and let each student color a different page, then display and discuss the importance of each Earth Day coloring page image.

Earth Day Coloring page | Ecology Symbol / Earth Day

Earth Day, celebrated on April 22nd, is an international "awareness holiday" designed to inspire awareness and appreciation for the Earth's environment. Earth Day was founded by U.S. Senator Gaylord Nelson (D-Wisconsin) in 1970 as an environmental teach-in in 1970 and is celebrated in many countries every year. Print our Earth Day coloring pages for your student or entire class to learn about Earth Day.

Ron Cobb created an ecology symbol, which was later adopted as the Earth Day symbol. It was published on 7 November 1969, in the Los Angeles Free Press and then it was placed in the public domain. The symbol was a combination of the letters "E" and "O" taken from the words "Environment" and "Organism", respectively. Look magazine incorporated the symbol into a flag in their 21 April 1970 issue. The flag was patterned after the flag of the United States, and had thirteen alternating green-and-white stripes. Its canton was green with the ecology symbol being where the stars would be in the United States flag.