Reminder: Earth Day Co-Founder Killed and Composted His Girlfriend

Katie Pavlich
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Posted: Apr 22, 2015 9:45 AM
Reminder: Earth Day Co-Founder Killed and Composted His Girlfriend

It's Earth Day and millions of people across the world are celebrating with events about global warming. President Obama will travel to Florida via fossil fuel powered Air Force One to give a speech in the Everglades and last weekend people in Washington D.C. celebrated early by trashing the National Mall.

But like many far-left movements, Earth Day has a dark past and was co-founded by a guy who killed and composted his girlfriend.

Ira Einhorn was on stage hosting the first Earth Day event at the Fairmount Park in Philadelphia on April 22, 1970. Seven years later, police raided his closet and found the "composted" body of his ex-girlfriend inside a trunk.

A self-proclaimed environmental activist, Einhorn made a name for himself among ecological groups during the 1960s and '70s by taking on the role of a tie-dye-wearing ecological guru and Philadelphia’s head hippie. With his long beard and gap-toothed smile, Einhorn — who nicknamed himself "Unicorn" because his German-Jewish last name translates to "one horn" —advocated flower power, peace and free love to his fellow students at the University of Pennsylvania. He also claimed to have helped found Earth Day.

Protecting the environment is a laudable goal, so long as eco-fascism is left out of it. Composting your girlfriend however, is not.