Thursday, April 22, 2010

Earth Day Founder

Earth Day was founded by Gaylord Nelson, Governor and Congressman from Wisconsin. He gave thousands of speeches to encourage political and social action on the environment. His speeches are still quoted today, shared on NPR and made to be an inspiration for all generations.

So, in the most simple form, what was the goal of Earth Day?

A: "Our goal is an environment of decency, quality and mutual respect for all human beings and all other creatures—an environment without ugliness, without poverty, without discrimination, without hunger and without war. Our goal is a decent environment in its deepest and broadest sense." - Gaylord Nelson.

As we honor Earth Day, we honor the man from Clear Lake, WI and his accomplishment to get a nationwide demonstration of concern for the environment.

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