While we cannot gather together this year to thank you for your generous support of Openlands mission and work, we know there is much we can talk about and engage in. This past April was the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day, and as an organization that has it’s roots in that 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.