On this forty second Earth Day I will be on the UCBerkeley campus for an interesting mix of Earth Day celebration and Occupy engagement. It seems that saving the planet may have added a new component this past year - saving ourselves.
On the first Earth Day back in 1970, wind and solar power were being pushed as alternatives to petro-chemical fuels before the Arab Oil Embargo of 1973 or the Iranian Oil Crisis of 1979. Recycling was a novelty in 1970, the Boy Scouts picked up newspapers but that was about it. But like today there were resources, here are some I came across over the past several years.
Earth Day official website, where you can learn about the big rally this Sunday in Washington D.C. and see how far we have come both in saving and destroying the planet.
A splash of eco-photos to celebrate Earth Day.
Insert hopeful inspiring message here, I seem to run low on these about this time each year.