A new emoji has launched on Twitter to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, which is next April. Twitter has collaborated with Earth Day Network to create a new Earth Day emoji that emphasizes the importance of environmental sustainability. The new Earth Day emoji will be available for the next 365 days, right until the 50th anniversary of Earth Day next April.\nThe emoji depicts the Earth being cradled between the palms of two hands, and will automatically pop up when Twitter users post any of the following hashtags: #EarthDay, #EarthRise, #ClimateAction, and #VoteEarth.\nAccording to a press release by Earth Day Network, the emoji represents the launch of the partnership between the social media platform and the international environmental agency up to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the inaugural Earth Day.\nIt's official -- we've partnered with @twitter (yes, that Twitter!) to release the 'Earth is in our hands' emoji to recognize the urgency of our environmental challenges. Use the #EarthDay hashtag to unlock this special emoji for our planet! #VoteEarth #EarthRise pic.twitter.com/CpkAO7D2ne— Earth Day Network (@EarthDayNetwork) April 21, 2019\nPeople have taken to Twitter to comment on the new Earth Day emoji, and the comedic undertones of the posts have been priceless. Let's just say Twitter users' overall impression of the new emoji is, well, less than positive.\nPrince Harry posts photos he took of the environment and why we should care for it.Twitter posts a blue heart next to the emoji of the earth... Happy Earth Day— James Campton (@jcampton1) April 22, 2019\nTwitter yesterday: Twitter today: LEMME GIVE YOU AN EMOJI FOR #EarthDay— Jon Schweppe 👀 (@JonSchweppe) April 22, 2019\nI am overjoyed to see that an automatic emoji has been appended to #EarthDay this year, finally giving something truly important equal weight and visibility as Useless Superhero Movies. Thank you for taking this small step, @Twitter.— Ty Dunitz @TCAF (@glitchritual) April 22, 2019\nWhy is the #EarthDay emoji a globe? Wish it was a triangle or there were at least some options #triangle #earth— John Smith (@Triangle_Earth1) April 22, 2019\nApple gave me this workout badge, Twitter gave me this emoji, and the planet continues to hold all my stuff. Happy #EarthDay pic.twitter.com/7UKNUOETj5— Jen Dudley-Nicholson (@jendudley) April 22, 2019\nOk setting a #EarthDay with a nice emoji is nice but what about... I don't know... Take real actions at a global scale?The governments need to wake up and change the way we produce. We have the power to change things, we're just too lazy to actually make a change!— Maxime 🇫🇷👑 // 🇳🇱🇨🇾🇮🇹🇸🇪🇦🇲 (@mxm_ESC) April 22, 2019\nAfter #EarthDay , here comes the #earthquake 🙂 (This emoji shows how sarcastic the joke is)What a great day... note the sarcasm— LOL SKSKSKS (@ShainaSKSKSK) April 22, 2019\nI love how #Easter is just an ordinary hashtag but #earthday is a special one Twitter has endowed with a special emoji to make sure you know it aligns with Twitters highest values.— Brown Man Speaketh 🧔🏽 (@BrownManSpeak) April 22, 2019\n#EarthDay reminds me that Twitter administration is full of Bigots. They refuse to allow emoji for Christian holidays yet bestow them for made up earth day and social chaos promoting causes.Twitter Sucks.— Silenced Voice Fan⭐⭐⭐ (@MikesBrideKatie) April 22, 2019\n@Twitter You people make me sick. No emoji for #EasterSunday but a made up #EarthDay gets an emoji.Bigots.— Silenced Voice Fan⭐⭐⭐ (@MikesBrideKatie) April 22, 2019\nwhy isn’t the #EarthDay emoji flat???— Pani (@Pedro__ramz) April 22, 2019\nThe press release explains that the #EarthRise hashtag was inspired by the 1968 colour photo of the same name of Earth taken from the Apollo 8 spacecraft. Despite the hate, we must admit that the emoji they've designed is pretty cute.\nI hope that everyone has noticed that when you type in #EarthDay, Twitter now automatically adds a little emoji of two hands of different races protectively holding the earth. This is the first product of our year-long partnership with Twitter for #EarthDay2020. https://t.co/tpCwzYRido— Denis Hayes (@DenisHayes) April 23, 2019\nTo celebrate Earth Day, Earth Day Network has partnered with Twitter to release the ‘Earth is in our hands’ emoji to bring awareness to challenges that our environment is facing. #EarthDay pic.twitter.com/icKColWvWT— 𝖮𝗌𝖼𝖺𝗋𝖢𝗁𝖺𝗋𝗅𝗂𝖾 🔊 (@OscarCharlieUK) April 22, 2019\nThe #VoteEarth hashtag also launched yesterday to mark the beginning of the Vote Earth campaign, which urges citizens, especially young and first-time voters, to scrutinize the environmental platforms of their candidates. The campaign is to promote candidates with clear, ambitious, and convincing plans to protect our planet.\nSaving the planet, one emoji and hashtag at a time.