The Michael Schwartz Library Sustainability Interest Group presents this gallery as a look back at Cleveland and Northeast Ohio's environmental legacy. This April 22nd is the 50th celebration Earth Day, which was first celebrated on April 22nd 1970. Our rivers and lakes are significantly cleaner than they were 50 years ago. This is thanks to the work of individuals and groups bringing awareness to environmental issues, the work of citizens doing their part through education and volunteering, and the effect of increased regulations and municipalities and corporations reducing their own impact.
This gallery highlights images taken from Cleveland Memory, the freely searchable digital collection of Cleveland and Northeast Ohio history. The collection is largely comprised of items from the Michael Schwartz Library's Special Collections, and is a collaborative effort from library staff, volunteers, and many community partners and donors.
The gallery is also divided into four tracks for a more interpretive experience.