12:00am

Wed April 25, 2012
Earth Day

Today on Your Call: Is Earth Day effective?

 

On today's Your Call we’ll reflect on Earth Day. Environmental journalist Mark Hertsgaard believes that Earth Day is becoming a bland, tired ritual that polluters and politicians have learned to ignore or co-opt. It’s time to reclaim Earth Day and return it to its 1970s roots when millions took to the streets. What will it take to get millions into the streets today? Join us at 10 or email feedback@yourcallradio.org. How would you save Earth Day and the environmental movement? It’s Your Call with Holly Kernan, and you.

Guests:

Mark Hertsgaard, environmental journalist and author of “Hot: Living Through the Next Fifty Years on Earth”

Michelle Myers, conservation director for the San Francisco Bay Area chapter of the Sierra Club

Captain Paul Watson, founder of the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society

Ashoka Finley, organizer with Occupy the Farm

Resources:

The Nation: Save Earth Day

Mark Hertsgaard

Sierra Club--San Francisco Bay Area Chapter 

Sea Shepherds

Occupy the Farm

Sierra Club: Rest in Peace: Gaylord Nelson, Founder of Earth Day

Huffington Post: Earth Day 2012: Successes Since The Beginning Of The Movement

MSN Living: Should We Abolish Earth Day?

Democracy Now! Gulf Oil Spill: BP Execs Escape Punishment as Fallout from Disaster Continues to Impact Sea Life

SF Gate: Albany: Activists raise stakes with renegade farm

 

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