Earth Day is this Wednesday the 22nd, and as usual it brings with it a lot of hoopla...and a lot of cynicism.
"One day is for amateurs. Grist is your resource for making every day earth-tastic"
"Earth Day raised the eco movement to the next level. It bridged the gap between government and grass-roots, and it was influential in the development of the Clean Air Act and the Environmental Protection Agency.
But it’s been running for nearly forty years. It’s not an Event anymore. And Grist believes that because it’s just a yearly festival, it does precious little to change our habits - and anyway, what difference can one day (especially Earth Day) really make?"
But in Earth Day's corner is the Budget Ecoist in Why Earth Day Is Still Pertinent as the Environmental Movement Goes Mainstream: