The Earth Day Flag
Who made it, why and when. A brief history
Who Designed The Flag and When:
This version of the Earthday or ECOLOGY Flag was created by artist and cartoonist Ron Cobb in 1969 as a result of the environmental movement of the sixties.
1970 Ecology Flag Originally designed it Fushia it changed to Green.
What is the Meaning and Symbolism of the Flag?
According to legend, it was created as a combination of the letters e and o, from the words environment and organism. This flag was also based on the Stars and Stripes of the US Flag. Green was substituted in place of blue and red. The colors represent "pure air and green land" and environmental action.
It looks Like a Greek Symbol?
This version is referred to as The theta/ecology
Symbol Ecology Flag because it resembles the greek THETA symbol. According to Look magazine article of 21 April 1970 "It is in association with the Greek letter, and the word thanatos (death)".