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Earth Day at Auburn, 1970

Today is Earth Day. The first Earth Day took place April 22, 1970. Some folks at Auburn took part. Here’s the main photo on the front page of the April 23, 1970 issue of the Plainsman:

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The work of Auburn’s Litterati.

How Auburn’s Environmental Action Committee determined that all of the litter it collected and dumped on the concourse to raise planet-saving awareness that first Earth Day was actually deposited on campus in a 24-hour period, I’m not sure. But that’s what the sign says.

If it were two years later I’m sure we’d see some pigeons in there.

Related: The great Auburn University pigeon extermination of 1972.

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