On April 22nd, the world celebrates Earth Day and on today’s show we explore the story of how the first Earth Day in 1970 was created, marking the birth of the modern environmental movement. Whose idea was Earth Day? What was the vision? What kind of organizing power went into making it happen? And how has Earth Day and environmentalism, more broadly, been tied to peacebuilding and nonviolence? Joining me in the studio for today’s show is Dr. Andrew Garling. Andrew is a recently retired primary care physician living here in northern Virginia AND back in the late 1960’s he was one of the original organizers of the very first Earth Day.