Today, we see companies and organizations celebrating Earth Day by sharing all sorts of woke posts about preserving the land or something. We agree – we should definitely not be jerks about pollution and trash. That said, we were saddened to see no posts dedicated to the utterly insane life of the founder of Earth Day, Ira Einhorn, who is known for killing his girlfriend and “composting” her body.
Apparently, Einhorn’s girlfriend, Holly Maddux, broke up with him and he killed her when she came to retrieve her things from his house, according to NBCNews.
“It wasn’t until 18 months later that investigators searched Einhorn’s apartment after one of his neighbors complained that a reddish-brown, foul-smelling liquid was leaking from the ceiling directly below Einhorn’s bedroom closet. Inside the closet, police found Maddux’s beaten and partially mummified body stuffed into a trunk that had also been packed with Styrofoam, air fresheners and newspapers.”
According to the report and, like other historical goingson, environmentalists would like to rewrite history around Earth Day by distancing themselves from Einhorn.
“Although Einhorn was only the master of ceremonies at the first Earth Day event, he maintains that Earth Day was his idea and that he’s responsible for launching it. Understandably, Earth Day’s organizers have distanced themselves from his name, citing Gaylord Nelson, an environmental activist and former Wisconsin governor and U.S. senator who died in 2005, as Earth Day’s official founder and organizer.”
So, cheers to Earth Day, the event that originally highlighted the mental in environmentalist.