Today is April 22nd which means it’s Earth Day in many countries around the World. It all started in 1970 when the first Earth Day was celebrated to coincide with the environmental movement. Around the web you’ll find a handful of different sites celebrating the day by changing their logo. Social Web Browser Flock even launched a new “Eco-edition” of their browser just in time for the day. It’s got lots of green and comes with some pre-loaded content for those that are conscious of the environment.

Yahoo

Yahoo’s logo changed for the day and it’s actually pretty cool. The screenshot below doesn’t do it justice because Yahoo uses Flash on the site that starts out looking like the normal Yahoo logo but turns into a green animated logo to celebrate the day. Check it out…

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Ask.com

Usually Ask.com isn’t one to jump in and change their logo or their site to celebrate any occasions, but today they did. Their focus is on carbon footprints and so their homepage has big footprints at the bottom of the page and they say: “It’s Earth Day! Search for ways to reduce your carbon footprint.”

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Google

Of course we all knew that Google would do something, right? They seem to be the ones that started the trend of celebrating special days by changing their logo so here’s what they’ve come up with this year. Compared to Earth Day 2006 and 2007, we’d say this year’s is the best.

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YouTube

Following in Google’s footsteps, YouTube is reminding those that visit their site today that it’s Earth Day by changing their logo:

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AOL

Even AOL got in on it! As a side note, and a little off-topic, I haven’t visited AOL for quite some time, but boy, does it sure look like Yahoo’s page! AOL, couldn’t you have gotten creative and tried to come up with something unique?

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Facebook

Facebook’s way of celebrating the day is by offering a free gift that users are able to give to their friends that’s all about saving energy.

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Flock

As mentioned, Flock has come out with a special Flock-Eco Edition. Aside from a special browser, they also note that they give back 10% of their earning to help the environment which is nice. They’ve partnered with some eco-friendly sites and with this particular version of Flock, you’ll receive daily news feeds from those sites which include:

  • TreeHugger, Think MTV, Environmental News Network, Ecorazzi, National Geographic, Green Yahoo!, Grist, Sprig, Planetgreen, and more…

You’ll find the download links here , and this is what it looks like:

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Know of any other sites around the web that are celebrating Earth Day? Let us know!

There Are 6 Comments

  1. Ryan: Do you know how to make a portable version of that Eco-Flock browser?

  2. Max wrote:
    Ryan: Do you know how to make a portable version of that Eco-Flock browser?

    I don’t believe that this comes in a ZIP package, which means that it would have to be installed before you would even be able to turn it into something portable. That kind of defeats the purpose. Not only that but I don’t think there is a currently working portable launcher of Flock that would keep the preferences from being added to your profile.

  3. Ashley, Thanks for highlighting Ask.com home page design for Earth Day.

    But allow me to correct this factual error:

    Usually Ask.com isn’t one to jump in and change their logo or their site to celebrate any occasions, but today they did

    In fact we do it more often than anyone in the industry. An average of four celebrations a month. This month be on the lookout for May Day ( May 1) , Cinco de Mayo (May 5), Mothers’ Day (May 11) and Memorial Day (May 26)… I hope they please you and you continue featuring them in your blog ;-)

  4. Thanks for stopping by David and correcting my error. We didn’t realize Ask.com celebrates so many different days in a months time!

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