"The use of paper, perhaps more than any other single product, reflects the throwaway mentality that evolved during the last century. There is an enormous possibility for reducing paper use simply by replacing facial tissues, paper napkins, disposable diapers, and paper shopping bags with reusable cloth alternatives." –Lester R. Brown, Plan B 4.0: Mobilizing to Save Civilization.
Now in its 43rd year, Earth Day has become an international day dedicated to promoting environmental awareness and action. Lester Brown explains what's changed, as concern about climate change and green energy have come to the forefront of the movement.