40th Anniversary of Earth Day Tomorrow

If I had a glass of wine in my hand, I would raise it to the earth… that is I would toast to the earth.  It is still kickin’ it after another year.

On April 22nd, 2010 we celebrate a movement that began 40 years ago in America.  Millions of environmentalists organized on college campuses and community centers.  Their work galvanized legislative action, including the passage of the Clean Water Act, the Clean Air Act and the creation of the Environmental Protection Agency.

April 22nd is really a day to acknowledge that we stand on the shoulders of giants.  It is a day we recognize that we still have much work to do.  The United States needs to pass climate change legislation as a first step towards leading the world to a healthier and safer future.


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