Google Doodle is Reminder of Easy Ways to Make a Difference
We’ll admit it. We love the Google Doodle. We’ve picked up bits on famous people, special days, and other helpful bits, or just enjoyed the general diversion on our way to whatever it was we were after.
In today’s Doodle, our friend the fox is back with his other cute, cartoon pals – and he’s got a pretty serious reminder about why Earth Day is worth celebrating.
Spoiler alert: Here’s the long and short of how the story goes. Our fox friend wakes from a fitful sleep, after nightmares about what could be. But rather than wait and worry, he springs into action to make a difference. And better still, he enlists his friends to come along for the ride.
Google Doodler Sophie Diao told writer Madeline Buxton she did her homework before creating her Earth Day Doodle.
“I did a lot of research into coral bleaching for the doodle, and it surprised and saddened me that these underwater ecosystems were so fragile,” says Google doodler Sophie Diao. “I also learned how everything is interconnected, so the rising temperatures in the sea lead to all kinds of effects beyond just melting ice caps.”
Instead of taking a macro approach to enacting change, Diao went smaller.
“I wanted to focus the Doodle on what an individual contributor can do for the environment,” says Diao. “There’s a lot of distressing news about changes to our ecosystems, but it can be hard to know how to help as just one person. That’s why I wanted to create a story about individuals coming together to do something about it.”
Conserving doesn’t have to be hard. In fact, following through to the end of today’s Doodle you’ll find several easy things to do that can make a big difference if we all just do a little.
Enjoy! We’re looking forward to seeing you all for some outdoor time May 7 and the next Open Streets 704 powered by BlueCross BlueShield of North Carolina.