Modern Day, The Green Living Movement

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In today’s modern day, the green living movement “intersects local state and federal politics. it impacts business practices, art and the media, education and health in the united states” (Gordon). The green living movement’s purpose is to control pollution or protect plant and animal diversity. In the 1960’s until the present, there has been a lot of controversy. Fallout from testing air pollution from millions of factories, cars belching chemicals into the atmosphere, and deliberate destruction of pristine rivers and lakes (such as Ohio’s Cuyahoga River, that famously caught fire). These disasters, including the disappearance of farmland and forests under suburban development, were a concern to many citizens. These concerns are still …show more content…

This book was a pivotal instrument to ecology.
As time went on more environmental issue emerged, environmentalist advocated and protested the green living movement so much that it received public recognition on the political stage. 1969 massive oil spill in Santa Barbara, California raised a lot of attention and then governor Gaylord Nelson was determined to do something about it. “He could infuse that energy with an emerging public consciousness about air and water pollution, would force environmental protection onto the national political agenda. Senator Nelson announced the idea for a “national teach-in on the environment” to the national media” (Earth Day). It became highly publicized in this time period. The Green Living Movement went from being a major concern to citizens to being campaigned by senators and presidents. The movement was so important, more awareness was in the works and innovative symbols began to be created. “The ecology symbol, [was] created in 1969 by Ron Cobb, a political cartoonist and artist. His symbol combined the letters E and O, the initials of “environment” and “organism,” with the idea of an ellipse and a circle” (Patton) . This symbol caught the attention of many, as it brought a visual effect to go with the name of the movement. The movement was so

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