Earth Day 2014 logo—Google doodle celebrates the 44th Earth Day with doodles of Rufous hummingbird, veiled chameleon, moon jellyfish, dung beetle, puffer fish and macaques.
Earth Day a global environmental event began in 1970, when 20 million people across the United States—that’s one in ten—rallied for increased protection of the environment.
Organised by the Earth Day Network, which aims to “inform and energize populations so they will act to secure a healthy future for themselves and their children”.
In 1969 at a UNESCO Conference in San Francisco, peace activist John McConnell proposed a day to honor the Earth and the concept of peace, to first be celebrated on March 21, 1970, the first day of spring in the northern hemisphere.
In 2013 Google doodle Earth Day logo featured with an interactive doodle that captures a slice of nature’s subtle wonders.
A Google Doodle is a special, temporary alteration of the logo on Google’s homepage that is intended to celebrate holidays, events, achievements and people. The first Google Doodle was in honor of the Burning Man Festival of 1998.
Doodles increased in both frequency and complexity by the beginning of the 2010s, and in January 2010 the first animated Doodle was posted honoring Isaac Newton.
The first interactive Doodle appeared shortly thereafter celebrating Pac-Man, and hyperlinks also began to be added to Doodles, usually linking to a search results page for the subject of the Doodle.