2014 Environmental Studies Distinguished Speaker

12:00 PM  - 1:00 PM
Thursday Feb 6, 2014
Olin-Rice Science Center 250

"The Genius of Earth Day"
Speaker:  Adam Rome, University of Delaware

The first Earth Day had a power and freshness that are hard to imagine now.  Earth Day 1970 inspired the first green generation.  Earth Day 1970 also helped to build a lasting eco-infrastructure.  What made the event so powerful?  The story of the first Earth Day offers important lessons for environmentalists today.

Adam Rome holds the Unidel Helen Gouldner Chair for the Environment at the University of Delaware, where he teaches courses in environmental history and environmental non-fiction.  He is the 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 Organization of American Historians' Frederick Jackson Turner award.  From 2002 through 2005, he edited the journal Environmental History.

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Sponsored By: Environmental Studies

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