We’ve come a long way since Earth Day founder Gaylord Nelson, then a U.S. senator from Wisconsin, started a national movement to protest a massive oil spill in Santa Barbara, California in 1969.
Since our first Earth Day in 1970, our cars, buildings, and even light bulbs have become more energy efficient.
Air pollution is no longer accepted as the cost of doing business...and the word “environment” is now part of our common language.
But we still have a long way to go.
As we close in on earth day, and a Connecticut Forum I’ll be hosting called Our Fragile Earth, we’ll talk to two environmental leaders ready to share news on how our colleges, universities, and our state are greening our carbon footprint.
We’ll also consider what it means that Connecticut is on the verge of abolishing the death penalty with legal scholar, Stephen Bright.