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Reading and writing poetry can be intimidating. Many people read poetry and feel like they don’t get it. Others have an aversion to certain genres of poetry and equate their hatred of Shakespearean sonnets to a distaste for poetry in general. And some may simply think that poetry doesn’t matter.
Earth Day was U.S. Senator Gaylord Nelson’s idea. In 1969 Senator Nelson of Wisconsin suggested a single day of simultaneous college teach-ins about the environment in hopes that it would help inspire a larger grassroots conservation movement.