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.
- Zero Hour (Primary issue: climate change)
- Youth Climate Lawsuit (Primary issue: climate change)
- International Indigenous Youth Council (Primary issues: protecting land, water, and treaty rights/empowering youth)
- Indigenous Rising (Primary issues: protecting the land/defending indigenous rights)
- Communities for a Better Environment (Primary issues: environmental justice and community health)
- Vive NW (Primary issue: diversifying the outdoors)
- Outdoor Afro (Primary issue: diversifying the outdoors)
- Students Saving Salmon (Primary issues: restoring salmon runs/protecting habitat)
- Center for Biological Diversity (Primary issue: species and habitat loss)
- Center for Health, Environment, and Justice (Primary issue: environmental justice/community health)
- Asian Pacific Environmental Network (Primary issues: environmental justice and community health)