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Bright Spots to Celebrate Earth Day 2020

To celebrate Earth Day, we challenged our global Jacobs teammates to re-create the Earth from items they already had around their homes to tell the story of what the Earth means to them.

Earth Day might look and feel a bit different this year, but that’s not stopping us from celebrating. On 50th anniversary of Earth Day, April 22, we are launching our Climate Action Plan – which sets out our response to solving for climate change. With this year’s theme being climate action, our new plan comes at the perfect time (yes, we planned it like that.)

To celebrate, we challenged our global Jacobs teammates to re-create the Earth from items they already had around their homes — whether it’s an edible treat, a painted masterpiece or a slow-motion video — to tell the story of what the Earth means to them. We even encouraged whole households to get involved, recognizing that many of our colleagues have young children at home these days.

Here are the winning submissions:

Stay At Home Earth

#StayAtHome Earth

In the U.K., Liz Sexon and her three children helped create this collage using materials from around the house. We loved how they reused what they had available to recreate the Earth, and the added touch of Lego stars and a full moon.

earth cake

Baked Layers

In the U.S., Laura Reed and her daughter baked a cake which illustrates the negative climate impacts of global warming. Take note of the layers of the cake depicting the Core, Mantle and Crust layers of the Earth – a bonus lesson in geology!

origami earth

 

Life Folded

In India, Sangeeta Gupta used origami to tell the story of Earth Day and explain how we share the Earth with all living creatures. Can you believe that no glue was used in the making of this masterpiece? Incredible

View all the inspiring submissions in this video.

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