By Daniel C. Esty Tens of millions of Americans took to the streets 50 years ago this week to demand ramped-up environmental protection in the face of choking smog in cities across the country, fouled waterways (including the drama of Cleveland’s Cuyahoga River catching on fire), and a terrible oil spill that blackened the California […]Continue Reading 1002 words
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This week, The Columbia Center on Global Energy Policy produced a special double episode of its excellent Columbia Energy Exchange podcast, in which their Founding Director, Jason Bordoff, interviewed two champions of the environmental movement — one Republican, one Democrat. With the Center’s permission, we have excerpted each of them below. Earth Day At 50: […]Continue Reading 847 words
John is an original Friend of the Planet, and the Founder of the Center for American Progress, a member of its Board of Directors, and a law professor at Georgetown University’s Law School. Not to mention a hero of ours! ODP: Yesterday was the 50th anniversary of Earth Day. What will it take to recreate […]Continue Reading 487 words
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It’s Earth Day and many of us are working from home, while others are on the front lines keeping our health care and essential services going. No big marches or demonstrations are possible. So how can we all make the day meaningful? Here are some ideas of things you can do to make a difference today.Continue Reading 415 words
Former Secretary of State John Kerry now leads World War Zero — a coalition of people who are committed to addressing the climate crisis. Tune in to their Earth Day Inside event tonight 6:30-7:30 PM ET. ODP: What is your most indelible memory about the first Earth Day? JK: My brother Cam got me involved in […]Continue Reading 1271 words