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Global Crisis, Green Consumers: The Media Packaging of Earth Day 1990

Finis Dunaway

in Seeing Green: The Use and Abuse of American Environmental Images

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780226169903
eISBN:
9780226169934
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226169934.003.0015
Subject:
History, Environmental History

This chapter views Earth Day 1990 through three broad contextual lenses—the dramatic expansion of recycling and green consumerism; the media’s marginalization of the environmental justice movement; ... More


Negotiable dissent

Tony Shaw

in Hollywood's Cold War

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748625239
eISBN:
9780748670918
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748625239.003.0006
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter investigates The Day the Earth Stood Still, Storm Centre and On the Beach. Each stresses an issue that caused the US government considerable political discomfort, and which filmmakers ... More


“Striking Back at the Goddam Sons-of-Bitches”

Thomas Jundt

in Greening the Red, White, and Blue: The Bomb, Big Business, and Consumer Resistance in Postwar America

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199791200
eISBN:
9780199378562
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199791200.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century, Cultural History

The New Left in the sixties sought political change. The sixties counterculture instead amplified the ideas of postwar environmentalists with its emphasis on alternative consumption and lifestyles as ... More


Green Consumerism Goes Mainstream

Thomas Jundt

in Greening the Red, White, and Blue: The Bomb, Big Business, and Consumer Resistance in Postwar America

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199791200
eISBN:
9780199378562
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199791200.003.0009
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century, Cultural History

Although Earth Day ushered in the strongest environmental laws in US history, in the end lax enforcement meant the environment continued to suffer. As environmentalists had been doing since the late ... More


Systems, Ecology, and Environmentalism

Daniel Belgrad

in The Culture of Feedback: Ecological Thinking in Seventies America

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780226652368
eISBN:
9780226652672
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226652672.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The popularity in the seventies of ecological thinking (imagining natural systems as intelligent) was due largely to the impact of environmentalism, which brought systems theory to the attention of ... More


Gas Masks: The Ecological Body under Assault

Finis Dunaway

in Seeing Green: The Use and Abuse of American Environmental Images

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780226169903
eISBN:
9780226169934
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226169934.003.0003
Subject:
History, Environmental History

This chapter explains how the gas mask became an environmental icon that warned of the risks to fragile, ecological bodies. Antipollution groups began using the gas mask as a protest prop in the ... More


From Santa Barbara to Earth Day

Finis Dunaway

in Seeing Green: The Use and Abuse of American Environmental Images

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780226169903
eISBN:
9780226169934
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226169934.003.0002
Subject:
History, Environmental History

This chapter considers how media coverage of the 1969 Santa Barbara oil spill and photographs of the Earth from space popularized the notion of all-encompassing, slowly escalating environmental ... More


Pogo: “We Have Met the Enemy and He Is Us”

Finis Dunaway

in Seeing Green: The Use and Abuse of American Environmental Images

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780226169903
eISBN:
9780226169934
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226169934.003.0004
Subject:
History, Environmental History

This chapter considers the origins, meanings, and circulation of the most popular environmental quote to emerge during the period surrounding Earth Day 1970: “We have met the enemy, and he is us.” ... More


Environmental Spectacle in a Neoliberal Age

Finis Dunaway

in Seeing Green: The Use and Abuse of American Environmental Images

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780226169903
eISBN:
9780226169934
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226169934.003.0012
Subject:
History, Environmental History

This chapter shows how media coverage of toxic waste, the Mobro garbage barge, and other environmental problems suggested the limits of free-market fundamentalism and thus encouraged environmental ... More


“Look at Our Waterfront! Just Look”: How Earth Day Boomed the Seaport

James M. Lindgren

in Preserving South Street Seaport: The Dream and Reality of a New York Urban Renewal District

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479822577
eISBN:
9781479825578
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479822577.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter examines how an event called Earth Day helped revive the South Street Seaport. It begins with an overview of the crises that set the Seaport's context during the 1960s and 1970s, from ... More


Echoes

Robert Wyss

in The Man Who Built the Sierra Club: A Life of David Brower

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780231164467
eISBN:
9780231541312
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231164467.003.0018
Subject:
History, Environmental History

Brower begins a new organization, Friends of the Earth, has some successes, but is also hampered by accusations of mismanagement and financial irregularities and is fired in 1985. He is elected to ... More


The Recycling Logo and the Aesthetics of Environmental Hope

Finis Dunaway

in Seeing Green: The Use and Abuse of American Environmental Images

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780226169903
eISBN:
9780226169934
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226169934.003.0006
Subject:
History, Environmental History

Out of all the images that Earth Day 1970 would bequeath to the environmental imagination, none would be more significant than the recycling logo, a symbol that may well be the most widely seen image ... More


The Challenge of Limits

Garrett Hardin

in Living within Limits: Ecology, Economics, and Population Taboos

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195078114
eISBN:
9780197560716
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195078114.003.0005
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Economic Geography

A funny thing happened on the way to the second nationwide Earth Day in 1990. Twenty years earlier the first Earth Day had been saluted with much talk about population problems. At that time world ... More


Harvest Time

Jonathan R. Eller

in Bradbury Beyond Apollo

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780252043413
eISBN:
9780252052293
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252043413.003.0033
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

Chapter 32 begins with Bradbury’s reaction to news of Federico Fellini’s death on Halloween, 1993, and explores Bradbury’s sense of Halloween as a time of “fervor and excitement,” but not a time of ... More


Nature's Ghosts: Confronting Extinction from the Age of Jefferson to the Age of Ecology

Mark V. Barrow Jr.

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226038148
eISBN:
9780226038155
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226038155.001.0001
Subject:
History, Environmental History

The rapid growth of the American environmental movement in recent decades obscures the fact that long before the first Earth Day and the passage of the Endangered Species Act, naturalists and ... More


A Warming World

Richard L. Revesz and Jack Lienke

in Struggling for Air: Power Plants and the "War on Coal"

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780190233112
eISBN:
9780197559536
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190233112.003.0009
Subject:
Environmental Science, Pollution and Threats to the Environment

In the preceding chapters, we’ve focused largely on what is often called “traditional pollution”: soot and smog and their precursors, sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxides. But power plants are also ... More


For the Joy of the Working

Elesha J. Coffman

in Margaret Mead: A Twentieth-Century Faith

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
December 2020
ISBN:
9780198834939
eISBN:
9780191872815
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198834939.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

Mead stayed extraordinarily busy to the end of life, engaged with such issues as nuclear safety, Earth Day, and the women’s movement. When a cancer diagnosis threatened her forward momentum, she ... More


Be As Christ in the World

Victoria Matthews

in Preaching in the New Millennium: Celebrating the Tercentennial of Yale University

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300100815
eISBN:
9780300128178
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300100815.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter describes how people live in a world of untold potential, but they keep that potential to themselves. They hoard it, keep it one from another, and because of that people starve, die, and ... More


EDF, Barely an Organization, Getting Its Act Together

Charles F. Wurster

in DDT Wars: Rescuing Our National Bird, Preventing Cancer, and Creating EDF

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780190219413
eISBN:
9780197559512
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190219413.003.0010
Subject:
Environmental Science, Pollution and Threats to the Environment

The late 1960s and early 1970s was a world of increasing political unrest on many fronts. In January 1969, Richard Nixon replaced Lyndon Johnson as president. Public support for the war in Vietnam ... More


Growing Protest at Love Canal

Richard S. Newman

in Love Canal: A Toxic History from Colonial Times to the Present

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195374834
eISBN:
9780197562673
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195374834.003.0014
Subject:
Environmental Science, Pollution and Threats to the Environment

As the seasons turned and a new year passed, Love Canal remained a whirlwind of remediation activity. “A plan is being set in motion now to implement technical procedures designed to meet the ... More


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