April 22 has been observed as Earth Day, and it first started in 1970 in the US when 20 million people protested against the negative effects of industrialization. The protesters marched to the auditoriums, parks and streets for demonstrating the need for a healthy and sustainable environment, and similar Earth Day events then followed in over 193 countries.
This year, Google is celebrating Earth Day by collaborating with Dr. Jane Goodall, who is a renowned ethologist and conservationist. In an illustrated video, Goodall talks about conservation and animal welfare.
“Out in the rainforest, you learn how everything is infinite, and how each different species, even though it may seem insignificant, has a role to play in the tapestry of life What better day than Earth Day than to really make a determined effort to live in better harmony with nature,” Goodall said in a video.
Watch: Earth Day 2018 Google Doodle video
The Google Doodle, which was created by The Goodall Institute, and illustrated by Matthew Cruickshank, talks about Goodall’s memory from the time when she was working at the Gombe National Park in Tanzania. She discovered that chimpanzees make and use tools that disrupted the science world in 1960. It also helped redefine the relationship between the animal kingdom and humans.
“The rain stopped and I could smell the wet hair on the chimpanzees and I could hear the insects singing loudly. I felt absolutely at one and it was a sense of awe and wonder,” Goodall recalls. “With all of us working together, I am hopeful that it is not too late to turn things around if we all do our part for this beautiful planet,” she added.