Various competitions as poster making competition, face painting competition and paper reading competition, in which the students introduce their ideas of saving the earth are structured to mark the day and encourage the folks to save earth.

Awareness about global warming and the adversities of it is raised. Plantation is done majorly on bare land. Paper bags made of newspaper and waste paper are distributed in local markets with a message of avoiding polythene bags and encourage recycling.

This would prevent harms of polythene and plastic usage. Skits related to environment are also staged. Schools also celebrate the occasion. The participation of children adds momentum to the cause to save the earth and to spread greenery. Cultural programs are organized to mark the day.

Earth Day on 22 April


  • Loose paper takes 3-4 weeks to decompose.
  • Banana peels take 2-5 weeks to decompose.
  • Cotton t-shirt takes 1-5 months to decompose.
  • The bag that most people collect their garbage in takes 10-20 years to decompose.
  • A painted wood board or piece of furniture will take 13 years to decompose.
  • Tin takes 100 years to decompose.
  • Aluminum takes 200-500 years to decompose.
  • Glass bottles take approximately 1 million years to decompose.
  • Plastic takes an unknown amount of time to decompose.
  • Scientist does not know if Styrofoam ever decomposes.
  • Computer becomes outdated 2 years after they are made. Reusing or recycling prevents toxic chemicals and materials from ending up in landfills.
  • Earth s Circumference at the Equator: 24,901.55 miles (40,075.16 km)
  • Earth s Circumference Between the North and South Poles: 24,859.82 miles (40,008 km)
  • Earth s Diameter at the Equator: 7,926.28 miles (12,756.1 km)
  • Earth s Diameter at the Poles: 7,899.80 miles (12,713.5 km)
  • Average Distance from the Earth to the Sun: 93,020,000 miles (149,669,180 km)
  • Average Distance from the Earth to the Moon: 238,857 miles (384,403.1 km)
  • Highest Elevation on Earth - Mt. Everest, Asia: 29,035 feet (8850 m)
  • Tallest Mountain on Earth from Base to Peak - Mauna Kea, Hawaii: 33,480 feet (rising to 13,796 feet above sea level) (10204 m; 4205 m)
  • Point Farthest From the Center of the Earth - The peak of the volcano Chimborazo in Ecuador at 20,561 feet (6267 m) is farthest from the center of the earth due to its location near the equator and the oblateness of the Earth.
  • Lowest Elevation on Land - Dead Sea: 1369 feet below sea level (417.27 m)
  • Deepest Point in the Ocean - Challenger Deep, Mariana Trench, Western Pacific Ocean: 35,840 feet (10924 m)
  • Highest Temperature Recorded: 135.8 F - Al Aziziyah, Libya, September 13, 1922 (57.7 C)
  • Lowest Temperature Recorded: -128.5 F - Vostok, Antarctica, July 21, 1983 (-89.2 C)
  • Water vs. Land: 70.8% Water, 29.2% Land
  • Age of the Earth: 4.5 to 4.6 billion years
  • Atmosphere Content: 77% nitrogen, 21% oxygen, and traces of argon, carbon dioxide and water
  • Rotation on Axis: 23 hours and 56 minutes and 04.09053 seconds. But, it takes an additional four minutes for the earth to revolve to the same position as the day before relative to the sun (i.e. 24 hours).
  • Revolution around Sun: 365.2425 days
  • Chemical Composition of the Earth: 34.6% Iron, 29.5% Oxygen, 15.2% Silicon, 12.7% Magnesium, 2.4% Nickel, 1.9% Sulfur, and 0.05% Titanium.
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