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
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.