The Game – Show 216 – Earth Day

The Game
9 a.m.
April 17, 2015
Guest: Adrienne Etherton, Executive Director, Sustainable San Mateo County
Topic: Earth Day 2015

Forty-five years ago, a Wisconsin senator and a Peninsula congressman launched Earth Day. As we get ready for the 2015 edition, we take stock of how well we are doing as planetary patriots. The Game is the environment. The Game is on.

In 1970, Congressman Pete McCloskey, representing the Peninsula, which many people think of as the birthplace of the environmental movement, and Wisconsin Senator Gaylord Nelson built a bipartisan coalition in support of a day to recognize what needed to be done to clean up our water and our air and to raise our consciousness about the fragile planet we call home. Now, 45 years later, more than 5,000 organizations in 184 countries hold Earth Day events. But for all those efforts, our planet seems more endangered than ever. Joining us to talk about these critical issues is Adrienne Etherton, executive director of Sustainable San Mateo County, the leading local organization dedicated to raising awareness about all the factors that influence the quality of our lives and whether they will remain sustainable.