Ban the Car!

Signs saying “Why didn’t you walk?” and “Your car pollutes the air I breathe” were flashed at motorists departing campus in this 1970 scene at the new UW-Green Bay. The Ban the Car campaign was related to that year’s inaugural Earth Day celebration and sought to draw attention to modern society’s addiction to oil and gas-guzzling methods of transportation. (Among the green-minded picketers that day was Urban Analysis major and future community housing administrator, Alumni Association president and Pamperin Hall namesake Keith Pamperin, second from left.)

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  1. In fairness, the person who owned the Corvair in the foreground probably DID walk quite a bit. When it broke down.

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