[Edling] Earth Day 2015

Francis Hult francis.hult at englund.lu.se
Wed Apr 22 04:54:44 UTC 2015


Earth Day 2015



Each year, Earth Day -- April 22 -- marks the anniversary of what many consider the birth of the modern environmental movement in 1970.



The height of hippie and flower-child culture in the United States, 1970 brought the death of Jimi Hendrix, the last Beatles album, and Simon & Garfunkel’s “Bridge Over Troubled Water”. Protest was the order of the day, but saving the planet was not the cause. War raged in Vietnam, and students nationwide increasingly opposed it.



Full story:
http://www.earthday.org/earth-day-history-movement
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