For immediate release: April 24, 2017
Continuing the momentum from Earth Day 2017 into Climate Education Week, Earth Day Network launched a new experience on the Google Assistant that will spread knowledge and content about environmental issues and Earth Day events onto mobile devices, desktop computers and into people’s homes.
Earth Day is the first environmental organization to integrate with the Google Assistant and create an experience for Google Home, a voice activated speaker powered by the Google Assistant. The Google Assistant responds to voice commands, answers questions and is always ready to help. It offers real time answers and info on weather, traffic, finance and sports. Now, just in time for Climate Education Week, you can get info directly from Earth Day about animals and biodiversity, oceans and climate, trees and forestation, how Earth Day got started in 1970 and much more. Start out by saying, “OK Google, talk to Earth Day.”
“Google continues to astonish us with their innovation,” said Kathleen Rogers, president of Earth Day Network, “and we hope that together we can bring Earth Day and environmentalism into more people’s live and encourage deeper exploration of today’s world.”
Earth Day Network’s mission is to diversify, educate and activate the environmental movement worldwide. Growing out of the first Earth Day, Earth Day Network is the world’s largest recruiter to the environmental movement, working with more than 50,000 partners in nearly 200 countries to build environmental democracy. More than 1 billion people now participate in Earth Day activities each year, making it the largest civic observance in the world.