It's not every day that a major corporation agrees to move an entire community out of the path of pollution from one of its facilities. But a retired Louisiana school teacher was able to get Shell to do just that.
Think Earth Day was started by a group of tree-hugging hippies? That’s just part of the story. In this hour-long special, we explore the history of Earth Day—from the man who came up with the name to a clever bit of marketing that played a key role in bringing millions of people to the environmental movement.
In this episode, we dig into some of Pennsylvania's deepest lessons in environmental history — from the '70s activists who gave Pittsburgh its cleaner air to the lost history of African-American environmentalism.