World Earth Day 2019: On World Earth Day 2019, Google is raising awareness about the species we share our home with, with an interactive doodle. The Google doodle on April 22, 2019, explores half a dozen different organisms at different elevations.
This year’s Google doodle aims to educate people around the globe by informing them about six endangered organisms – Wandering Albatross, Coastal Redwood, Paedophryne Amauensis, Amazon Water Lily, Coelacanth and Deep Cave Springtail. The doodle also displays a fun fact along with every picture that most people would not know about.
The doodle was designed by artist Kevin Laughlin. Sharing his thoughts on the World Earth Day 2019, Laughlin says: “It’s very easy for us humans to think of ourselves as something apart or separate from nature. If you pick just one day a year to remember that we’re all of this earth as much as a worm, mountain, or tree, Earth Day can be that day.”
Earth Day is an annual event that is celebrated on April 22 to raise awareness for and to protect the planet we call our home. The Earth Day was first observed on April 22, 1970, when “20 million Americans took to the streets, parks, and auditoriums to demonstrate for a healthy, sustainable environment in massive coast-to-coast rallies.” Since that day, Earth Day has been celebrated every year to raise consciousness among millions of people and educating them about environmental concerns.
The theme for World Earth Day 2019 is “Protect our species” and it aims to draw attention and emphasize at the decline in the world’s plant and wildlife population. Earthday.org said in a statement: “Human beings have irrevocably upset the balance of nature and, as a result, the world is facing the greatest rate of extinction since we lost the dinosaurs more than 60 million years ago”. “If we do not act now, extinction may be humanity’s most enduring legacy.”