Earth Day Reflection and Maine’s Farming Future

April 22, 2012 by

Sunday is Earth Day.

We’ve come a long way since the first Earth Day was celebrated in 1970. Forty-two years ago, Maine’s rivers foamed with chemicals and raw sewage. Roadsides were littered. The air stank from burning garbage. Our state’s health has changed dramatically due to farsighted public policies like recycling, sewage management, and pollution control programs.

Today the problem is not so much that we pollute our lands, but … Read the rest