In little more than a century, the environmental movement has tossed up as much drama as a Hollywood thriller, with brave endeavors, calamities and victories, cliff hanging uncertainties, skullduggery in high places, and the highest of high stakes--our future. This deck surveys 48 milestones from environmental history in a form that is satisfying as a solitary read or as a multiplayer eco-awareness game. Each card presents a state map on one side, with a pinpointed location, place name, and date--e.g., "Springdale, Pennsylvania, May 27, 1907." On the back of the card, you'll find What Happened There: Rachel Carson, author of Silent Spring, was born. Or "Cleveland, Ohio, June 22, 1969" (the Cuyahoga River caught fire, bringing national attention to its pollution level). Or "Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, March 28, 1979" (meltdown at the Three Mile Island nuclear plant). Each event's context and effects are concisely elucidated.
A portion of the proceeds earned from the sales of this deck of Knowledge Cards will be donated to International Rivers Network, Natural Resources Defense Council, and WildAid.