The 2018 Earth Day Google Doodle for April 21st was created in partnership with one of the planet’s most influential advocates: Ethologist (animal behavior expert), conservationist, activist, and animal-lover Dr. Jane Goodall, who has dedicated her life to studying and protecting our environment.
2018 Earth Day Google Doodle
Yesterday’s annual Earth Day Doodle was created in partnership with one of the planet’s most influential advocates: Ethologist (animal behavior expert), conservationist, activist, and animal-lover Dr. Jane Goodall, who has dedicated her life to studying and protecting our environment.
If you didn’t catch the 2018 Earth Day Google Doodle, it was a sweet little 1 minute and 45 second animated short in which Dr. Jane Goodall shared her personal message to the world, including some of her inspiration and what we can all do to have a positive impact on our planet.
In 1970, 20 million Americans came together to deliver a message: our environment sustains us, and so we too must work to sustain it. Since then, Earth Day has spawned a movement of millions across the globe working towards a sustainable future. This day of solidarity sheds light on ways everyone can contribute to a better planet.
“It is so important in the world today that we feel hopeful and do our part to protect life on Earth. I am hopeful that this Earth Day Google Doodle will live as a reminder for people across the globe that there is still so much in the world worth fighting for…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.” – Dr. Jane Goodall
Born April 3, 1934, in London, England, Dr. Goodall always dreamt of living among wildlife in Africa. At 26, she followed her passion for animals and Africa to Gombe, Tanzania, where she began her landmark study of chimpanzees in the wild by immersing herself in their habitat as a neighbor, rather than a distant observer. Her discovery in 1960 that chimpanzees make and use tools rocked the scientific world and redefined the relationship between humans and the rest of the animal kingdom. As a UN Messenger of Peace, Dame Commander of the British Empire, and Founder of the Jane Goodall Institute, Dr. Goodall travels the world nearly 300 days a year, speaking about the threats facing chimpanzees, environmental crises, and her reasons for hope.
A message from the lead Doodler on the project, Matthew Cruickshank:
“We met Dr. Goodall in LA earlier this year to collaborate on a personal message for Earth Day. We interviewed & recorded her many remarkable experiences with a view to animating sections of them. It became clear to me this was an extraordinary woman, with a steely glint of determination in her eye that still burns bright. The mandate was clear- The Earth is a miracle and we all have a duty to care for it.
I tried my best to bring her stories of childhood, chimpanzees, rainforests, and wisdom to life. I couldn’t think of anything more important than celebrating life through color, design, and movement – attributes also found in the natural world which continue to amaze every day.
2018 Earth Day Google Doodle Team Credits
Art Lead: Matthew Cruickshank
Art support: Cynthia Cheng
Eng Lead: Kris Hom
Partnerships & Marketing Lead: Perla Campos
Production Lead: Colin Duffy
Team Lead: Jessica Yu
Sound Design: Silas Hite
SPECIAL THANKS TO Dr. Jane Goodall
The Jane Goodall Institute Team
For more info on the Jane Goodall Institute, please visit: https://www.janegoodall.org/
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