Monday through Friday mornings are pretty standard for most of us. You drink the same cup of coffee, eat the same bowl of cereal, refresh your Twitter feed, scan your favorite news apps and visit Google to see their daily Doodle. Today, the search engine is celebrating their 7th annual Doodle 4 Google competition, where K-12 kids answer a unique call to action with a sketch they hope to see on billions of browsers spanning the globe for a day. This year’s competition asked kids to create an invention that would make the world a better place — because who better to help plan our immediate to future future than our 3D printing, tablet toting, coding kiddies?!
The winner was 11-year-old Audrey Zhang from New York, who took the techy trophy for her “transformative water purifier.” Audrey explains: “To make the world a better place, I invented a transformative water purifier. It takes in dirty and polluted water from rivers, lakes, and even oceans, then massively transforms the water into clean, safe and sanitary water, when humans and animals drink this water, they will live a healthier life.” There were so many elements of Audrey’s idea that Google loved (same!) that they asked her to work with their team to turn her illustration into a moving GIF that better animates her brilliant idea.
Innovations in the world of sustainability are always on our radar here at Brit + Co. — and the fact that a young girl was behind this particular rally cry for cleaner water gives us even more reason to clap it out. And maybe a second reason to visit Google today.
What did you think of today’s Google Doodle? Know of any kids doing amazing things to make our planet a better place to live for their children’s children, too?! Share below!