Another year, and another time to celebrate Earth Day with all citizens of the world. It’s a day where everyone comes together to help keep the environment clean, and it takes place on April 22, 2018.
Several companies have come up with plans to celebrate this special day, and that includes Niantic, the developer of Pokémon GO, the popular mobile game that took the world by storm in 2016.
The company has chosen to work with Playmob and local NGOs to host a broad cleanup effort around the world, and that’s where Pokémon GO players come into action.
It’s all about taking care of the planet
Niantic hopes to host a well-coordinated cleanup in the span of 48-hours, and from what we’ve gathered, these efforts will involve cleaning area with other Trainers, and picking up trash wherever they can be found.
If you’re hoping to gain some in-game rewards, then you’d be happy to know that the more folks show up to help, the bigger the rewards.
“All trainers will receive access to a special avatar item to celebrate Earth Day and those who work together to participate in the cleanups around the world will unlock unique in-game rewards for the entire world. If 1,500 trainers attend the events around the world, 2x catch stardust for ground, water, and Grass-type Pokémon will be unlocked for 48 hours. If more than 3,000 trainers participate in the clean up events, 3x catch stardust for ground, water, and Grass-type Pokémon for 48 hours will be unlocked for trainers around the world,” according to Niantic.
The big question is, can this live event go smoothly? We ask this question because, in the past, similar events had unfortunate hiccups. One can only hope Niantic has learned from its mistakes, and as such, things should go just as planned, or even close.
Microsoft is also celebrating Earth Day
The software giant has a service for educators it calls “Skype in the Classroom”, and it’s a big part of its celebration of Earth Day 2018. The plan involves educators from all around the world to connect students globally in a bid to make local impacts.
The event should teach children about climate change, and conservation.
It’s a huge undertaking, one that Microsoft has done before, so it shouldn’t be an issue when it comes down to things moving smoothly.
Save some cash with Natural Grocers
When Earth Day comes around on April 22, you could save some money by shopping at Natural Grocers. The store plans to hold a two-day sale from April 20 to April 22, but bear in mind all the items on sale are environmentally friendly.
“Where you buy your food is an important decision, it can either support a healthy economy and environment or it can drive degenerative practices,” says Heather Isely, Natural Grocers’ Executive Vice President. “With the products, we choose to carry and the green building practices we implement at each store, we provide consumers with a place that supports a healthy future for our planet.”