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:
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:
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FOLKS the people in power think you’re not looking, so they’re sticking trillions of dollars into relief packages that can be doled out to fossil fuel companies and airlines, and criminalizing the protest of new oil and gas infrastructure. You know who IS paying attention though? @heated.world – and they’re writing stories about it every day so we can keep an eye on what’s going on behind the scenes. Check it out 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥
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“ClImAtE cHaNgE iSnT rEaL” will be the death of us #climatechange #globalwarming #green #seaturtle #marinelife #vegan #earthday #fridaysforfuture #recycle #reduceplasticwaste #reuse #ecofriendly #biologists #conservation #cleanenergy #earth #wildlifeconservation #whale #greennewdeal #politicians #solarpanels #windmill #science #plastic #plasticfree #climatestrike #organic #biodegradable #climatecrisis
‘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.
with everyone off the roads, air pollution is finally clearing up. I took this picture in my backyard just this morning. the earth is healing, we are the virus❤️ pic.twitter.com/sxGC6MFWUq
— Beans After Dark (@goodbeanalt) April 15, 2020
This photo of Lake Merritt was taken today. The earth is healing. We are the virus. pic.twitter.com/0leuZRRfud
— ⁿᵃⁿᵒ (@NanosauR) April 15, 2020
This photo was taken yesterday in Ocean City, Maryland. The earth is healing. We are the virus. pic.twitter.com/YFzFV9ufUl
— julianna sterling (@juliannasterlin) April 13, 2020