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, an early leader in the international peace movement. Inspired by the striking first photographs of the whole Earth taken during America's historic Apollo 10 space mission in 1969, this symbolic creation attained immediate world-wide recognition, including a lifetime association with renowned anthropologist Margaret Mead. Dr. Mead carried what she called "the flag for all people" with her wherever she appeared from 1969 until her death in 1977.
We are making available an authentic replica - a two-sided dye printed image of the Earth from space on a dark blue field, made from recyclable, weather-resistant polyester.
The Earth Flag's striking global motif is at once simple and compelling. Its quiet message beckons beholders towards a deeper insight into the universal themes of unity and peace.
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 waved at Earth Day celebrations throughout the world. The Earth Flag now flies as a matter of course in hundreds of American cities, as well as numerous countries in North and South America, in Europe, in Africa, in Asia and Japan. The Earth Flag is available in several sizes for both indoor and outdoor use.