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I remember April 22, 1970, very well. One of my best friends and I were chosen by our high school art teacher to put on an Earth Day celebration to be held a the Montclair Art Museum in Montclair, NJ. She and I did a photo essay of pollution and trash around town that was on exhibit. Montclair is beautiful and we had to dig to find photo subjects, but did find abandoned tires and other trash around Tony’s brook that wends through town and other examples. We got musician friends to play at different locations in the museum. I remember that it was a lovely spring day and event was a great success. The environment was not really top of mind back then.

Today, one of my other high school friends has a job with the town as their environmental person — something not even on the radar back then.

Renny Perdue, formerly of Earth Share