Beyond Earth Day: Fulfilling the Promise

Beyond Earth Day: Fulfilling the Promise

by Gaylord Nelson, Susan M. Campbell, Paul A. Wozniak
     
 

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Nelson, a former governor of Wisconsin and senator, led the creation of the first Earth Day and the environmental legislation that followed. His text summarizes the events and ideals that led to the first Earth Day then describes current environmental concerns and discusses the greater awareness of the environment and the current environmental movement that exists now… See more details below

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Nelson, a former governor of Wisconsin and senator, led the creation of the first Earth Day and the environmental legislation that followed. His text summarizes the events and ideals that led to the first Earth Day then describes current environmental concerns and discusses the greater awareness of the environment and the current environmental movement that exists now. The need for action is stressed, and guidelines are provided with the intention of galvanizing the reader to take part. The text was written with Susan Campbell (an environmental journalist) and Paul Wozniak (a market research analyst and environmental historian). Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

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"You show me pollution and I will show you people who are not paying their own way, people who are stealing from the public, people who are getting the public to pay their costs of production. All environmental pollution is a subsidy."—Robert F. Kennedy Jr.

"The life of the planet and all of its inhabitants have been positively affected by the extraordinary vision and work of Senator Gaylord Nelson. The remarkable agenda he put forth in 1970 is ever more salient today, his wisdom and words needed now more than ever."—Paul G. Hawken, Natural Capital Institute, author of The Ecology of Commerce

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780299180447
Publisher:
University of Wisconsin Press
Publication date:
04/22/2012
Edition description:
1
Pages:
226
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

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"All economic activity is dependent upon that environment and its underlying resource base of forests, water, air, soil, and minerals. When the environment is finally forced to file for bankruptcy because its resource base has been polluted, degraded, dissipated, and irretrievably compromised, the economy goes into bankruptcy with it."

Author Biography: Gaylord Nelson was governor of Wisconsin from 1958 to 1962 and served in the U.S. Senate from 1963 to 1981. Millions of Americans joined him in observing the first Earth Day on April 22, 1970. He received the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1995 for his contributions to the environmental protection movement and has served as counselor to the Wilderness Society since 1981. Susan Campbell is an award-winning environmental journalist and adjunct professor of journalism. Paul Wozniak is a market research analyst and environmental historian.

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