Next Monday April 22 is Earth Day! First celebrated in 1970, it marks what many consider the beginning of the modern environmental movement. Founder, Senator Gaylord Nelson from Wisconsin channeled decades of energy for change–Civil Rights Reform, Feminist Movement, Anti-War Protest, Free Speech Movement–toward a national political agenda for the environment. By the end of 1970, the federal government had created the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
Here are some great books to consult on the modern environmental movement: