Ever Green.

In a climate-conscious world, Earth Day has become a day like any other

Maybe it's cause to celebrate when a celebration outlives its usefulness. Back in 1970, there was lead in our paint, smog in our cities and poison in our pesticides; Ohio's Cuyahoga River was so polluted it caught fire the year before. So when Wisconsin Senator Gaylord Nelson called for a day of protest and teach-ins, 20 million people took part. In San Francisco, activists dumped oil in the reflecting pool at Standard Oil's headquarters; in Florida, college students put a Chevrolet on trial for poisoning the air, pronounced it guilty and sentenced it to death by sledgehammer. The Daughters of the...

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