Resources–EARTH DAY

Sources I Found Helpful

  • The Genius of Earth Day: How a 1970 Teach-In Unexpectedly Made the First Green Generation, by Adam Rome. Hill and Wang, 2013.
  • A People’s History of Environmentalism in the United States, by Chad Montrie. Continuum Books, 2011.
  • “Losing Earth: The Decade We Almost Stopped Climate Change,” by Nathaniel Rich. New York Times Magazine, August 1, 2018.

Vintage Books and Reporting

  • Silent Spring, by Rachel Carson. Houghton Mifflin, 1962.
  • The Environmental Handbook: Prepared for the First National Environmental Teach-In, edited by Garrett de Bell. Ballentine, 1970.
  • “Earth Day 1970 CBS News with Walter Cronkite (Full),” posted by Earthweek 1970 to YouTube.

Groups Working to Fight Climate Change, Address Environmental Racism, and Care for the Planet

Some of these groups were featured in the book and some I’ve discovered since. I welcome your suggestions, particularly groups for and by youth and those focused on environmental justice and indigenous rights.


Check out the “Standing Up for Earth” playlist on Spotify. Contact me if you have song suggestions.