September 17, 2009
A new film, Earth Days, is coming. This is a documentary chronicling the history of the Environmental Movement.
The film introduces you to Rachel Carson, author of the acclaimed book Silent Spring, and a juggernaut of environmental justice. The film also explains how the forward-thinking President Kennedy pitched in as early as 1979 by putting solar panels on the White House. President Reagan removed just seven years later. At that time, the fervor to embrace the Environmental Movement was, for the most part, very superficial.
Later, environmental activists banded together and pushed their issues so far that the Clean Air Act, the Clean Water Act, the Endangered Species Act, and more pivotal environmental laws were then passed in the U.S.. In the film, Hunter Lovins, co-founder of the Rocky Mountain Institute, states that unfortunately, “We lost 30 years, because both sides ossified into their ideologies,”
Earth Days features interviews with many important environmentalists. I believe the film will be a must-see for the activist in all of us.
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