This anniversary also carries over to Meta Quest and virtual reality (VR) experiences, thanks to which users will be able to walk among endangered mountain gorillas in the volcanic forests of northern Rwanda or walk with giant pandas.
Another experience available is to share space with the children of Cabo Pulmo, a Natural Protected Area located in Mexico, to learn how massive fishing is destroying their local reef.
Meta also encouraged members of its community to shop for second-hand products on Facebook Marketplace, where more than 700,000 green and recycled items can be found in the United States this month.
Finally, the company recalled that since 2020 its global operations achieved zero greenhouse gas emissions and that are backed by renewable energy.
At the same time, it said that it has established a goal to achieve net zero emissions throughout its value chain and has announced new initiatives in the future. These include addressing climate misinformation, accelerating the renewable energy transition, investing in water restoration projects, leveraging carbon removal technologies, as well as harnessing Artificial Intelligence (AI) to combat climate change.
How did Earth Day come about?
The first demonstration on the need to care for the environment took place on April 22, 1970. It was promoted by the senator and environmental activist Gaylord Nelson, for the creation of an environmental agency that would advocate for the care of Mother Earth.
That call, in which two thousand universities, ten thousand schools and several communities participated, was the initial kick for the creation of the Environmental Protection Agency in the United States.as well as the development of a series of laws aimed at protecting the environment.
In 1972, the first international conference that fully addressed this issue was held, with the aim of making world leaders aware of the magnitude of the problems they were experiencing.
Gaylord Nelson, was the one who established Earth Day to raise awareness about pollution problems and its impact on biodiversity and other aspects.