I invented Earth Day

Who came up with the idea for Earth Day? Depends who you ask. If you ask Tom Paulson, founder and editor of Humanosphere.org, he’ll tell you it was he and his childhood friend who gave the idea to President Lyndon B. Johnson. And he’s got a presidential letter—and his mother’s word—to back him up.

LBJ letterSeriously. I did. Me and my friend Brad. Here’s the proof….


About Author

Tom Paulson

Tom Paulson is founder and lead journalist at Humanosphere. Prior to operating this online news site, he reported on science,  medicine, health policy, aid and development for the Seattle Post-Intelligencer. Contact him at tom[at]humanosphere.org or follow him on Twitter @tompaulson.