This past April was the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day, and as an organization that has its roots in the movement for environmental progress, we wanted to take a moment to share with you the history and the work yet to accomplish. Please enjoy this podcast as a token of our appreciation:
Adam Rome is an environmental historian, Professor at University at Buffalo, and author of two books: The Genius of Earth Day: How a 1970 Teach-In Unexpectedly Made the First Green Generation (2013) and The Bulldozer in the Countryside: Suburban Sprawl and the Rise of American Environmentalism (2001), which won the OAH Frederick Jackson Turner Award. He also is a coeditor of Green Capitalism? Business and the Environment in the Twentieth Century (2017). A former editor of Environmental History, he is writing the environmental history volume for the Oxford University Press Very Short Introduction series. He also is working on a book about efforts to green American business since the late 1980s.