Earth Day Turns 50 This Year

Earth Day will be celebrated for the 50th time this year, with the theme “taking action on climate change“. We plan to celebrate by doing what we do every day – working to give everyone the opportunity to use clean, renewable energy – but let’s also take a look backward to examine how Earth Day got started, and how it has evolved over its first 50 years.

Viewing the Earth as a Whole

Ironically, it took humanity’s departure from Earth to incite a fuller appreciation for it. Of the many contributions NASA’s Apollo program made to our society, our species, and our understanding of the physical sciences, a single photograph captured by astronaut Bill Anders on Christmas Eve 1968 may be the most important and far-reaching.

For more on the history of Earth Day, head over to the Real Goods Blog for the full article!

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Seth Lockman
Seth Lockman has communications experience in offshore wind, aerospace, and now the world of solar. His favorite punctuation mark is the interrobang. Outside of work he loves playing music, hiking, and sailing.