Happy Earth… Day?
Good morning world, it’s Earth Day. But just what the hell does that mean and how did it all get started? The idea for a national day to focus on everything “environment” was conceived by Earth Day founder Gaylord Nelson (not a made up name, but a great alias if you need one). As a U.S. Senator from Wisconsin, Nelson witnessed the devastation from a 1969 oil spill off the coast of Santa Barbara, CA. Old Gaylord realized that if he could stir the same emotional feelings for air and water that people had devoted to the anti-war movement, it would force environmental protection onto the national political agenda. He did.