Tuesday, April 20, 2010

The Beginning of Earth Day

40 years ago this Thursday was the start of a movement that is now burning on the front lines of both political and civilian debate worldwide: the matters of energy efficiency, environmental awareness, and the importance of Global Warming in our time. And all of it was sparked by one man, a Senator from Wisconsin by the name of Gaylord Nelson.
Elected in 1962, Senator Nelson was one of the first politicians to really begin to take action and protect the Earth and the amazing natural resources provided by it. As soon as he was elected in office, and upon finding that there was no "environmental political agenda" , his fight fo
r environmental awareness really began, and is now recognized worldwide by one day out of every year, Earth Day.

For the full story, please visit: http://nelsonearthday.net/nelson/index.htm

Below is a picture of Senator Gaylord Nelson, overlooking the St. Croix River.

This is a picture of Senator Nelson giving a speech in Denver, Colorado.

The notes of the speech can be found here:

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