The environmental movement of the past fifty years has fought an uphill battle against complacent societies and industries wedded to the status quo — in other words, us!
On the 40th anniversary of the first Earth Day (pictured above), PBS’ American Experience has been broadcasting a look back at the dawn and development of the modern environmental movement. Here’s a 2 minute peek at Earth Days:
As we all continue to realize, real change is seldom pretty, and often comes with a struggle. Maybe that’s part of the value of special days like Earth Day, Cesar Chavez Day, and Martin Luther King Day — they remind us of the hard work that’s been done, and challenge us to find a way to do our part for the future. There’s lots to be done!