Earth Day flag

Earth Day flag by John McConnell


Peace activist John McConnell designed this flag 1969 for the first Earth Day. It is a dark blue field and on top is The Blue Marble, a world famous photo on Earth as seen from outer space by NASA.


The previous edition of McConnell’s flag had different colors because it used screen printing. Colors of the ocean and land were white while the color of clouds were blue.


This flag were presented by McConnell to the UN (United Nations) as a symbol for consideration.

Originally, it was for sale in the Whole Earth Catalog and is the only version of the flag which was endorsed by McConnell himself.


Political views of its creator is the reason it now have become a symbol for Earth Day.

The flag is associated with environmental awareness and the celebration of the global community.