Pete Seeger's Environmental Legacy
on 01 February 2014
This week marks the loss of a great American folk hero and activist. New York-born Pete Seeger's prolific music career is just one of the ways he will be remembered and according to this Guardian article, he may be best known for his lead role in saving the Hudson River. When Seeger set out to save the river—known to be so toxic, it was used by sailors to sterilize their boats—he promised residents they would one day be able to swim in the Hudson. Given the river's current healthy state, Seeger's legacy is secured along the banks of this historic waterway.