How Earth Day Brought People Together
In my last two videos, I talked about what was going on in the country at the time the very first Earth Day happened and who was responsible for starting it and why.
In 1970, the first Earth Day achieved a rare political alignment which enlisted the support of Republicans and Democrats, rich and poor, city slickers and farmers, tycoons and labor leaders, all working together for a common purpose. In the U.S. it led to the creation of the United States Environmental Protection Agency and the passage of the Clean Air, Clean Water, and Endangered Species Acts. The founder, Gaylord Nelson, admitted it had been a gamble but it worked.
Then in 1990, Continue Reading