Industry News: Conservation

The History of Earth Day

Wednesday, April 22, 2020  
Posted by: Dana Walker

Earth Day 1970 gave a voice to an emerging public consciousness about the state of our

 

planet — 

In the decades leading up to the first Earth Day, Americans were consuming vast amounts of leaded gas through massive and inefficient automobiles. Industry belched out smoke and sludge with little fear of the consequences from either the law or bad press. Air pollution was commonly accepted as the smell of prosperity. Until this point, mainstream America remained largely oblivious to environmental concerns and how a polluted environment threatens human health.

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