Thursday, April 02, 2015
Book notes: O'Connor on the first green wave
Posted by Christopher Moore
The First Green Wave: Pollution Probe and the Origins of Environmental Activism in Ontario.
O'Connor opens his narrative with the story of a theatrical funeral for the Don River in Toronto, orchestrated by Pollution Probe in 1969. Growing up in British Columbia, I was always more aware of Greenpeace, which started about the same time and never lagged in self-promotion -- something Graeme Wynn notes in his introduction. In 1969, "pollution was in the air," he writes.