The Brief: Social media users are celebrating Earth Day 2020 through online posts and memes.


Wednesday, April 22nd, 2020 is the 50th anniversary of Earth Day. This year’s theme is climate action. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Earth Day events and demonstrations will be taking place online this year. One way to celebrate virtually is to share Earth Day 2020 memes.

Memes related to this holiday include remarks on the importance of environmental sustainability and climate activism for the health, safety, and survival of all living beings on the planet. This might look like a nature photo paired with a caption about the environment, dark humor about climate change, or tips on how to be more environmentally conscious.

Earth Day Memes

Instagram Bingo: Earth Day edition:

The Recyclops Mannifesto from PoliticalCompassMemes

Climate Change Memes

Earth Day is a great time to share climate change memes, which often include both serious points about the urgency of climate action and jokes about how “we’re all going to die.”

A girl/boy texting meme:

Gru’s climate plan: 

‘The Earth Is Healing. We Are The Virus’

Amid the Coronavirus pandemic, memes have been spreading joking that non-traditional forms of “nature” are coming back as people are staying home in quarantine and lockdown. Although they’re not Earth Day-specific, “the earth is healing/we are the virus” memes provide an amusing take on what nature might look like in the face of reduced pollution.