Robert Redford looks back on 40 years since 1st Earth Day. Photos.

Via on Apr 20, 2010

Robert Redford Earth Day NRDC LIFE

Robert Redford on the Beautiful, Fragile West

In 1970, the year that Earth Day was first celebrated, Robert Redford stands in a wintry landscape with the snowy mountains of Utah, the state he now calls home, as his backdrop. Since that time, Redford has been a tireless supporter of environmental causes, fighting to preserve America’s natural beauty and resources. As Earth Day rolls around again (April 22), LIFE.com asked the filmmaker and activist to choose his favorite photos of Western landscapes, and to explain why it’s so important we take steps now to protect them.

There’s a re-inspiring slideshow about Nature and the Wild West and the 40 year history of Earth Day with photos and captions by/of Robert Redford.

Click above for photos and captions via LIFE, and click here for the NRDC audio slideshow with commentary (which I particularly appreciated).

About Waylon Lewis

Waylon Lewis, founder of elephant magazine, now elephantjournal.com & host of Walk the Talk Show with Waylon Lewis, is a 1st generation American Buddhist “Dharma Brat." Voted #1 in U.S. on twitter for #green two years running, Changemaker & Eco Ambassador by Treehugger, Green Hero by Discovery’s Planet Green, Best (!) Shameless Self-Promoter at Westword's Web Awards, Prominent Buddhist by Shambhala Sun, & 100 Most Influential People in Health & Fitness 2011 by "Greatist", Waylon is a mediocre climber, lazy yogi, 365-day bicycle commuter & best friend to Redford (his rescue hound). His aim: to bring the good news re: "the mindful life" beyond the choir & to all those who didn't know they gave a care. elephantjournal.com | facebook.com/elephantjournal | twitter.com/elephantjournal | facebook.com/waylonhlewis | twitter.com/waylonlewis | Google+ For more: publisherelephantjournalcom

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