The day is designed to “inspire awareness and appreciation” for the Earth’s environment. The first Earth Day was celebrated in 1970 and the campaign was founded by Gaylord Nelson, a US Democratic senator. This year, Earth Day 2010 will coincide with the World People’s Conference on Climate Change, to be held in Cochabamba, Bolivia, and with the International Year of Biodiversity.
We also have a new Google doodle for the search engine to celebrate. That’s how you know it’s for real. With this year’s Google doodle, it’s designed to help remind everyone that the Earth is a very special part of us that we need to take care of. IF you are observant enough you will see six parrots in the doodle that apparently means something like, “Go take a shower hippies!” Okay, that was a joke, calm down and go do something useful like the recycling.