Remembering Earth Day Founding Father and Girlfriend-Composter Ira Einhorn

With Earth Day come and gone, I could no evidence of public recognition for one of the holiday's founding fathers, the only slightly atypical Ira Einhorn, the soi-disant "Unicorn." In the way of background, the first formal Earth Day did not take place on the vernal equinox, as originator John McConnell had hoped.  Rather, it took place on April 22, 1970, a Wednesday.  How this seemingly arbitrary date was picked has been lost to history.  No one has taken public credit for choosing it.  Still, one does not have to be a conspiracy theorist to suspect that the choice of date might have had something to do with the fact that April 22, 1970 was Vladimir Lenin's one hundredth birthday. Whoever chose the date chose wisely.  The springtime pageantry gave students a pleasant reprieve from their strenuous anti-war activities and proved to be a huge success.  It also gave Einhorn the chance to mark publicly the shift in his activism from...(Read Full Article)

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