In March of 1909, just two months after he founded what was to become The Progressive, Senator Robert M. La Follette took to the pages of his own magazine to highlight the need for conservation. The Earth, he said, is "the home of a posterity to whom we owe a sacred duty."
The Progressive carries on that duty today, with the struggle to preserve the world's natural resources a daily concern. A century of writing on environmental issues in The Progressive has been collected in Preserving Our Home on Earth: A Century of Environmental Writing from The Progressive. Drawing on riveting selections from our archives, Preserving Our Home on Earth is now available from Amazon and Barnes and Noble for instant purchase and download for just $4.99.
A host of great writers are collected here. Senator Gaylord Nelson, Ralph Nader, Bill McKibben, David Suzuki, Wendell Berry and Terry Tempest Williams, inspire, inform, and remind us of the great beauty of this Earth that we're trying to preserve.
"Senator Gaylord Nelson's classic 1967 expose of pollution in The Progressive helped plant the seeds of Earth Day, and many of these pieces sound the trumpet of the modern environmental movement," says Editor Matthew Rothschild.
This eBook is an incredibly affordable and ecologically aware way to relive great historical movements.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Roosevelt's Greatest WorkRobert M. La Follette Your Property and Mine at Stake James R. Garfield An Entering Wedge Robert M. La Follette Have You Ever Seen This Bird? Dr. C. F. Hodge Despoilers of Nation's Natural Resources Robert M. La Follette Conservation: A Vital National Need Dr. Isaiah Bowman Crisis in the Far West Richard L. Neuberger Last Chance for the Giant Redwoods William A. Boyer The National Pollution Scandal Senator Gaylord A. Nelson Our Polluted Planet Senator Gaylord A. Nelson Earth Day: A Beginning Denis Hayes Salvation: It's Possible Barry Commoner The Profits in Pollution Ralph Nader The Progressive Interview: Senator Gaylord Nelson Erwin Knoll Spring, and a Time to Listen Hal Borland A Bold Action for Clean Water Representative Bella S. Abzug Poverty and Pollution Daniel Zwerdling Toward a New Ideology William D. Ruckelshaus Who Will Own the Sun? Mark Northcross Let the Sun Shine In John Berger The Clamshell Alliance: Getting It Together Harvey Wasserman The Whole Truth About Three Mile Island Ernest Sternglass Beyond the Love Canal Ralph Nader and Ronald Brownstein Earth First! Dave Foreman Cloudy But Warm The Progressive Editors 'Human Error' Off Alaska The Progressive Editors Death of a Small Planet Murray Bookchin Beyond Earth Day, 1990 Matthew Rothschild The Progressive Interview: Amory Lovins David Kupfer The Progressive Interview: Winona LaDuke Sonya Paul and Robert Perkinson Arctic Heat Wave Bruce E. Johansen The Progressive Interview: Wangari Maathai Amitabh Pal The Paul Revere of Global Warming Bruce E. Johansen Planting Peace Wangari Maathai Our Only Chance Robert Redford A Permanent Moratorium Antonia Juhasz A Cloud of Swans Terry Tempest Williams The Progressive Interview: Jerome Ringo David Kupfer Saving the Seas David Helvarg The Shadow of Fukushima Harvey Wasserman Tim DeChristopher's Message Terry Tempest Williams Blocking the Pipeline Bill McKibben It All Turns on Affection Wendell Berry The Progressive Interview: David Suzuki David Barsamian