UPDATED: April 22, 2021 10:51 IST
Google search engine on Thursday marked the annual Earth Day through a video doodle on its home page highlighting how everyone can plant the seed to a brighter future—one sapling at a time.
Every year April 22 is observed as Earth Day to mark the anniversary of the birth of the modern environmental movement in 1970.
The video doodle begins with a young girl planting a seed that grows into a tree and the young girl grows up into an adult. The woman then passes on a sapling to a young boy and as the second tree grows, so does the boy into an old man.
The cycle continues until the whole landscape is dotted with big, beautiful trees.
“Today’s video Doodle shows a variety of trees being planted within natural habitats, one of the many ways we can do our part to keep our Earth healthy for future generations,” said the note on today’s Google Doodle.
The Google Doodle in its note said, “The planet we call home continues to nurture life and inspire wonder. Our environment works hard to sustain us, which calls for us to return the favour.”
In its note, Google doodle urges people, “find one small act they can do to restore our Earth. It’s bound to take root and blossom into something beautiful.
“The Google Doodle in its ‘stories’ section has also compiled a list of 11 innovators who are using technology to fight climate change.
Earth Day 2021
The highlight of Earth Day 2021 is the global climate summit convened by US President Joe Biden on Thursday where he has invited 40 world leaders and will be making his expected promises—halving coal and petroleum emissions at home and financing climate efforts abroad.
The European Parliament confirmed Wednesday that it will set a similarly ambitious target. The U.S. is looking to other allies, such as Japan and Canada, to announce their own intensified climate efforts, hoping that will spur China and others to slow the building of coal-fired power plants and otherwise chill their smokestacks.
What is Earth Day
April 22 is annually observed as Earth Day which marks the anniversary of the birth of the modern environmental movement in 1970.
Leading up to Earth Day in 1970 was 150 years of industrial development which had left a growing legacy of serious human health impacts.
The stage had been set with the publication of Rachel Carson’s New York Times bestseller in 1962 followed by a massive oil spill in Santa Barbara, California, which had sparked protests from students activists and labour groups.
Earth Day 1970 gave a voice to an emerging public consciousness about the state of the planet. Earth Day 1970 achieved a rare political alignment, enlisting support from Republicans and Democrats, rich and poor, urban dwellers and farmers, business and labour leaders.
The United States Environmental Protection Agency and the passage of other first of their kind environmental laws.
By 1990, Earth Day went global, mobilizing 200 million people in 141 countries and lifting environmental issues onto the world stage.