Spring 2020 Newsletter

Latent Signs of Change: The Events That Led to Earth Day 1970

By Jojo Picone ’23 When drilling below the surface of a glacier, the ice core can reveal years of change preserved in time. While 1970, the year of the first Earth Day, was a watershed moment for environmental policy in the United States, a history of human-related environmental damage goes back further, deeper in the […]

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Remembering the First Earth Day

By Alyssa Bennett (GR ’20) as told by François Amar On April 22, 1970, the environmental movement in the United States coalesced around the first Earth Day with demonstrations and teach-ins all over the country. Perhaps nowhere was the fervor more apparent than in Philadelphia where the action expanded to a full Earth Week, culminating […]

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An Interview with Gabrielle Hillyer

By Victoria Currie ’20 This year marks the 50th anniversary of Earth Day. A day created to stop for a moment and care for the little blue and green planet we call home. Earth Day was the brainchild of Gaylord Nelson, a Senator from Wisconsin who always had a special place in his heart for […]

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