Google celebrates Earth Day with a fun doodle

Search engine Google is celebrating Earth Day with a fun interactive doodle on their homepage. Google has become famous for its interactive and topical doodles over the past few years, known as Google doodle, which previously featured a different image for Earth Day for the past thirteen years. They have featured marine life in 2009, parrots in 2011 and animated flowers in 2012.

This year, the Google doodle is interactive complete with changing seasons, plants growing, and creatures that pop out of their cave to say hello, if you click in the right place.

Earth Day was launched in 1970, by US senator and Democrat Gaylord Nelson. It is designed to activate ‘individuals and organisations to strengthen the collective fight against man’s exploitive relationship with the planet’. Earth Day is is celebrated on April 22nd each year.

Denis Hayes, national coordinator of the first Earth Day previously said in 2009: “Beyond any doubt, today the basic core values are vastly more ‘green,’ if you will, than they were in the 60′s and 70′s.”

Around the globe communities are using Earth Day to raise funds for environmental charities. In Seoul, South Korea, Ecomom Korea is organizing an ‘eco style’ flash mob on a variation of popular song, Gangnam Style and in Veracruz, Mexico, Tortugas Fundacion Yepez is encouraging volunteers to help protect the habitat of sea turtles by cleaning local beaches and organising a reforestation campaign.


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