It's April 22nd, which means it's Earth Day 2022! This annual celebration, which started all the way back in 1970, is a reminder that we all need to get involved in protecting the environment, helping to restore damaged ecosystems and living more sustainable lives in general.

In honour of this year's Earth Day, Team Xbox is celebrating by detailing its own efforts and commitments to the environment going forward, which include significantly reducing the company’s environmental impact and operating as a carbon negative, water positive, and zero waste company by 2030. You can read much more about Microsoft's plans in this regard by checking out its sustainability report as well as heading over to have a read through Xbox Wire's Sustainability Update.

Of course, Team Xbox is also celebrating all things environmentally-friendly by giving gamers a chance to get involved through activities, as well as dishing out a few in-game goodies.

With this in mind, Halo fans can log into Halo: The Master Chief Collection anytime between April 21st and April 27th to snag a free "Hog Wild" nameplate, while Forza Horizon 4 and Forza Horizon 5 players can grab themselves a sweet new car livery by logging into either game over the course of today. We've got no word just yet on when exactly the new car livery will drop but you can keep an eye on the official Forza Horizon Twitter account for updates. Forza Motorsport 7 players haven't been left out here either, and they can also get involved by jumping into their game and taking part in the special "Celebrate Earth Day" Rivals event to nab the very same Chameleon-themed livery.

Finally, Xbox is also adding a selection of new Earth Day-themed profile customisations, including a Gamerpic, Profile Theme and some Avatar items. All of this DLC is free, so grab them while you can!

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Game Pass is also showcasing an Earth Day-inspired selection of games right now, with the likes of Jurassic World Evolution and Subnautica suggested for gamers who want to jump in and build, craft and explore across a variety of world environments.

For more details on activities, and how US gamers can earn and donate reward points to a handful of environmental charities, be sure to check out Team Xbox's full post right over here.

Will you be picking up a Hog Wild nameplate or nabbing the Chameleon-themed livery for Forza? Let us know in the comments, and Happy World Day 2022!

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