Today, everyone is interested in the environmental issues facing us in the 21st century. In 1920, Coolidge was already speaking about our country’s level of resource consumption.

“Diminishing resources warn us of the necessity of conservation. The public domain is the property of the public. It is held in trust for present and future generations. The material resources of our contry are great, very great, but they are not inexhaustible.”

Speech accepting the vice presidential nomination, Northampton, Massachusetts, July 27, 1920