{ subscribe_url: '/share/sites/library-of-congress-blogs/law.php' }

Pic of the Week – Earth Day!

Today’s pic of the week celebrates Earth Day. We pass this globe every day and it reminds us of our global collection and staff, but today we honor the globe for the 46th anniversary of Earth Day.

The Globe inside the Madison Building of the Library of Congress / Photograph by Andrew Weber

The Globe inside the Madison Building of the Library of Congress / Photograph by Andrew Weber

Today, it is also fitting for us to remember Henry Diamond who passed away February 21st. Mr. Diamond was a lawyer who championed the environmental movement and conservation efforts for 50 years. His early environmental work began on the congressionally created Outdoor Recreation Resources Review Commission and he was executive director of the 1965 White House Conference on Natural Beauty.

His work helped lead to the establishment of the Environmental Protection Agency (E.P.A.) in 1970 and expand the land in the National Park Service system through his friendship with Laurence Rockefeller. He also was the first state commissioner of environmental conservatism of New York and served on more than 30 boards and commissions about the environment. He received the Lifetime Conservation Achievement Award from the Department of the Interior in 2011.

department-of-interior-henry-diamond

Salazar Presents Lifetime Conservation Achievement Award to Henry L. Diamond, 5/10/2011, Photograph by the Department of Interior

Add a Comment

This blog is governed by the general rules of respectful civil discourse. You are fully responsible for everything that you post. The content of all comments is released into the public domain unless clearly stated otherwise. The Library of Congress does not control the content posted. Nevertheless, the Library of Congress may monitor any user-generated content as it chooses and reserves the right to remove content for any reason whatever, without consent. Gratuitous links to sites are viewed as spam and may result in removed comments. We further reserve the right, in our sole discretion, to remove a user's privilege to post content on the Library site. Read our Comment and Posting Policy.

Required fields are indicated with an * asterisk.