I can still recall the excitement surrounding the first Earth Day in 1970. As a grade school student I was immersed in the zeal of the moment, certain that the country was ready to address all of its environmental challenges.
While Earth Day sparked a lot of progress, the intense focus on the environment began to wane after a while. Many problems were left unaddressed.
Today one senses the momentum is returning. An environmental documentary recently won an Oscar, last week's c