Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) (NASDAQ:GOOGL) Doodle is celebrating Earth Day 2014, and its homepage has six animated doodles that include the moon jellyfish, the Rufous hummingbird, a puffer fish, the veiled chameleon, the dung beetle and a pair of Japanese macaques. As you click the doodle these animals appear one by one and all of them wish Happy Earth Day to their viewers.

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Google celebrating earth day since 2001

The Earth Day doodle is an image that reads Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) (NASDAQ:GOOGL). The first ‘O’ has been replaced by a play button while the other ‘O’ is replaced by a flower. Also, there is a Rufous Hummingbird flapping its wings and consuming the nectar of the flowers.

On further clicking the doodle, there appears a dung beetle that is rolling a huge ball. Further,  a veiled chameleon appears sitting on a branch of the tree. Next is a pair of monkeys, Japanese Macaques, caught in a snowfall. Besides these, there is a Moon Jellyfish and a rolling puffer fish.

Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) (NASDAQ:GOOGL) is also partnering with Time magazine to celebrate Earth Day. Via Time magazine, Google is requesting users to use Google+ to shares their snaps with a #MyBeautifulEarth hashtag. The shares photos will be linked by the Time on their website. Google has been celebrating Earth Day since 2001. On one hand, where the 2013 Doodle is based on weather control, the last year’s Doodle featured an animation of flowers blooming, and the 2011 Doodle was based on animals featuring a panda, penguin, and other cute creatures.

Earth Day – a global celebration

Earth Day is an annual event, celebrated on April 22. On the occasion events are held worldwide to demonstrate support for environmental protection. It was first celebrated in 1970, and is now coordinated globally by the Earth Day Network, and celebrated in more than 192 countries each year.

The idea of celebrating Earth Day came from Gaylord Nelson, who was a U.S. Senator from Wisconsin. In the year 1969, there was a massive oil spill in Santa Barbara, California. Nelson after witnessing this conceived the idea of coming up with a movement that would motivate the people to pay attention towards the air and water pollution. He wanted environmental protection to be included as an important aspect of the national political agenda.