One of the original founders of Earth Day, along with Senator Gaylord Nelson, is a native of New Mexico and long time activist in Albuquerque. That would be the guy in the brown beret in this photo which graced the cover of Life Magazine so many years ago. His name is Arturo Sandoval and he runs a non profit group in Albuquerque called the Center for Southwest Culture.
Arturo is currently organizing and setting up business operations for small organic farms through out New Mexico. The farms are employing people in areas with high unemployment and they are making use of good arable land that has gone fallow.