The History of Earth Day
VAV!/April 22, 2014
Each year, Earth Day, April 22, marks the anniversary of what many consider the birth of the modern environmental movement launched in 1970.
During the 1970's, when Flower Children were strewing love, peace and flowers onto a world drowning with air and water pollutants from factories, a war raged on in Vietnam. However, there was a change 'blowin' in the wind'...
With the publication of author Rachel Carson's New York Times bestseller "Silent Spring" in 1962, a watershed moment for the modern environmental movement took place. Through her book, Ms. Carson raised public awareness and concern for living organisms, the environment and public health. Earth Day 1970 grasped onto the growing tide of consciousness to place environmental concerns into the forefront globally.