Why the Environment Matters
An open letter to the ladies of the JLL:
When I was a kid growing up in the 1970’s, rivers were catching on fire, gas and industry’s smoke stacks spewed lead into the air, and pesticides were practically a side dish on the dinner plate. In 1969, Rachel Carson wrote Silent Spring, exposing the dangers of pesticides, and an environmental movement was born. The first Earth Day was held in 1970 as a way to raise consciousness for a planet in decline, and that same year, the EPA was launched under the Nixon Administration, proving that, at one time, bipartisanship thrived. EPA wrote key legislation on air, water, pesticides, and such, and the environmental movement grew legs.