Earth Day

Basics
1 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.

Basics
0 It’s Good Earth Friday Day

For the first time since we started celebrating Earth Day, it happens to also fall on Good Friday. That doesn’t necessarily mean anything more than a coincidence of the calendar. But then again, it’s kind of interesting to compare and contrast the two observances. One is a fairly recent celebration…