The folks at Earthsite.org remind us that the Earth Flag is a “powerful symbol of internationality and common interest, a standard that calls all people to mutual allegiance to their only universally-shared resource – the Earth itself.”
The Earth Flag was designed in 1970 by Earth Day founder and pioneer John McConnell, a resident of Kentucky and an early leader in the international peace movement. The flag’s simple, yet elegant design was Inspired by the striking first photographs of the whole Earth taken during America’s historic Apollo 10 space mission in 1969.
The Earth Flag has been presented to U.S. Presidents, to foreign dignitaries, to leaders of the Russian and Chinese governments when early western hemisphere delegations visited these countries in the 1970’s and 1980’s, and is proudly displayed at Earth Day celebrations throughout the world.
AmericanFlags.com proudly carries the Earth Flag in several sizes for both indoor and outdoor use.