Mystery Inc. celebrated Earth Day 2008 with a special cover and story in issue 131.
Observed April 22 every year, Earth Day commemorates and encourages environmental protection. It was inaugurated in 1970, but conceived in 1969 – the same year Scooby-Doo premiered – by peace activist John McConnell to honor Earth and its life-giving resources.
Fighting the good fight, Scooby and gang curtail the illegal activities of one Mr. Mort of Mort Chemicals who is clandestinely emptying waste from his defunct factory into a local river. To scare off do gooders bent on cleaning up the river he dresses as “The Toxic Troll.”
Daphne features prominently in the second feature entitled “Fashionistas” as Mystery Inc. shuts down the shenanigans at a haunted fashion show.
The books wraps up with a two-page “Velma’s Monsters of the World – Archer,” explaining the legend of the ghost squaw.
So, remember Mother Earth today. After helping clean up or recycle treat yourself to a re-run of Yogi’s Gang (aka Yogi’s Ark Lark) or simply kick back with a classic Scooby-Doo and gang. They never get old.