|Wisconsin Senator Gaylor Nelson |
created Earth Day back in 1970
When we think of the environmental movement and states that are at the forefront we may think of California, Colorado, or even Oregon. But did you know that Earth Day was started by a Wisconsinite: Wisconsin then-Senator and former state Governor Gaylord Nelson? Through the work of Nelson and others, Wisconsin actually has a strong presence in environmentalism and being a leader in the celebration and protection of our world. We usually stay away from politics at Greater Milwaukee Men, honoring all men of all walks of life that are doing great thing, but on this and each Earth Day, we would do well to remember that this now global event had its roots with a son of our state, and the movement in general has been led by other sons of Wisconsin, and speak out against current legislation that seeks to curtail conservation efforts and education in the state.