Apr 22, 2003 — If you were around for the first Earth Day, over 30 years ago, you probably remember a certain amount of what we call "hype". Litter was a big issue, and it's a pretty safe bet that there wasn't a school or scout troupe that didn't make "Litter Bug" posters and clean up the playground. But grownups participated, too. It was really a pretty big deal. For commentator Betsy Kepes, a self-proclaimed "Green Person", it still is.