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SS United States Conservancy Pays Respect to Philanthropist Gerry Lenfest

Susan Gibbs, executive director of the SS United States Conservancy, the owner and caretaker of America’s Flagship, the SS United States, has released a statement on the passing of Gerry Lenfest, one of the nation’s foremost philanthropists. In 2011 Lenfest donated the funds necessary to prevent the scrapping of the iconic SS United States, allowing the nonprofit organization to purchase

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Earth Day Founder Denis Hayes Comments on Plastic Pollution

An interview with Denis Hayes, the organizer of the first Earth Day in 1970 who has continued the work through the international Earth Day Network, gives the environmental leader a forum to call for an end to plastic pollution. Talking with Mongabay, Hayes discusses the original impetus for Earth Day, its development over the years and the 2018 Earth Day theme:

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