Google Doodle celebrates World Earth Day with an important message 

Google doodles on World Earth Day
Google doodles on World Earth Day. Photo Courtesy: Google website

April 22 is celebrated globally as World Earth Day and popular search engine Google designed its homepage on Monday (April 22, 2024) with an unique doodle to mark the occasion and remind people about the need to protect Mother Earth.

The doodle carries the strong message on the need of protecting Earth, showcasing the planet’s natural beauty, biodiversity, and valuable resources.

Describing the doodle, Google wrote: “This annual Earth DayDoodle features aerial photos of the planet’s natural beauty and biodiversity and reminds us of the importance of protecting it for future generations.”

A look into the ‘Google’ letter in doodle

G: Turks and Caicos Islands. The islands are home to important biodiversity areas with conservation efforts aimed at addressing ongoing environmental challenges, including protecting natural resources and reefs and restoring endangered species like the Turks and Caicos Islands rock iguana.

O: Scorpion Reef National Park, Mexico. Also known as Arrecife de Alacranes, this is the largest reef in the southern Gulf of Mexico and UNESCO biosphere reserve. The marine protected area serves as a refuge for complex coral and several endangered bird and turtle species.

O: Vatnajökull National Park, Iceland. Established as a national park in 2008 after decades of advocacy, this UNESCO World Heritage Site protects the ecosystem in and around Europe’s largest glacier. The mix of volcanoes and glacial ice produce rare landscapes and flora.

G: Jaú National Park, Brazil. Also known as Parque Nacional do Jaú, this is one of South America’s largest forest reserves and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Located in the heart of the Amazon rainforest, it protects a huge range of species, including the margay, jaguar, giant otter, and the Amazonian manatee.

L: Great Green Wall, Nigeria. Started in 2007, this African Union-led initiative is restoring land affected by desertification across the width of Africa, planting trees and other vegetation while implementing sustainable land management practices. This also provides the people and communities in the area with increased economic opportunities, food security, and climate resilience.

E: Pilbara Islands Nature Reserves, Australia. Located by one of the Pilbara Island Nature Reserves, one of 20 nature reserves in Australia that help protect fragile ecosystems, increasingly rare natural habitats, and a number of threatened or endangered species—including multiple species of marine turtles, shorebirds, and seabirds.

For Earth Day 2024 on April 22nd, EARTHDAY.ORG said it is unwavering the commitment to end plastics for the sake of human and planetary health, demanding a 60 percent reduction in the production of all plastics by 2040.

What do we know about EARTHDAY.ORG?

EARTHDAY.ORG’s founders created and organised the very first Earth Day on April 22, 1970.

Since then, it has mobilised over 1 billion people annually on Earth Day, and every other day, to protect the planet.

The organisation’s mission is to diversify, educate, and activate the environmental movement worldwide. It is the world’s largest recruiter to the environmental movement, working with more than 150,000 partners in nearly 192 countries to build environmental democracy.