The Genius of Earth Day

The Genius of Earth Day

How A 1970 Teach-in Unexpectedly Made the First Green Generation

Book - 2013
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A comprehensive and enlightening history of Earth Day 1970, one of the largest and most important political events of the twentieth centuryThe first Earth Day is the most famous little-known event in modern American history. Because we still pay ritual homage to the planet every April 22, everyone knows something about Earth Day. Some people may also know that Earth Day 1970 made the environmental movement a major force in American political life. But no one has told the whole story before.The story of the first Earth Day is inspiring; it had a power, a freshness, and a seriousness of purpose that are difficult to imagine today. Earth Day 1970 created an entire green generation. Thousands of Earth Day organizers and participants decided to devote their lives to the environmental cause. Earth Day 1970 helped to build a lasting eco-infrastructure - lobbying organizations, environmental beats at newspapers, environmental-studies programs, eco sections in bookstores, community ecology centers.
Publisher: New York : Hill and Wang, 2013.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780809040506
0809040506
Branch Call Number: 333.72/ROME
Characteristics: xi, 346 p. : ill ; 22 cm.

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