Top Ten Earth Day Actions: #2 "Tell me again why I care about the environment?"

Earth Day turns 40 today.  Learn how the environmental movement started, and why environmental protection and conservation is still so important.  Our favorite environmental primers include:
  • "Silent Spring" The book that launched the modern environmental movement by publicizing the human and environmental harms caused by widespread pesticide use.
  • "Earth Days" A PBS film on the Earth Day movement.
  • "Toxic Garbage Island" There is a floating island of garbage in the North Pacific the size of Texas.  
  • "Buffalo Creek" The true story of devastating environmental disaster in West Virginia mining.
  • "An Inconvenient Truth" Al Gore's Oscar-winning documentary on the global climate change crisis.
  • "The 11th Hour" An in-depth conversation with some of the world's leading thinkers on how we affect the planet's ecosystems and what we need to do to to fix it.