VIDEOCASTS – Archival Footage from the First Earth Day, April 1970

First Earth Day: April 22, 1970, NBC News

A look at different demonstrations and celebrations of the first Earth Day, April 22, 1970 from around the country.  The clip ends with a quote from Jay Murray Mitchell of the American Geophysical Union who warned (in 1970) of increasing levels of pollution which could lead to a greenhouse effect within the next 200 years and extensive global flooding caused by the melting of the Arctic Ice cap.

First Earth Day: Interview with Earth Day Co-Chair and Organizer

NBC’s Hugh Downs talks with two of the co-founders of Earth Day, Denis Hayes and Representative Paul McCloskey. They discuss their aims and goals with Earth Day and how they hope it will make a difference.