Faithful readers will recall the post, here, where I noted that Google observed the birthday of Cesar Chavez on Easter. Today Google is observing Earth Day. I find Earth Day to be a banal, politicized event, redolent of the fuzziest thinking of the Sixties, but if Google wants to observe it, fine by me. I would not have said the same back in 2011 when Earth Day fell on Good Friday and Google decided to observe Earth Day. Google defenders usually state that Google has a policy of not observing religious events. Indeed? Anyone who has not noted that environmentalism has become a huge substitute religion over the past four decades simply hasn’t been paying attention.