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Happy Earth Day 2013!

Updated on April 3, 2016

Senator Gaylord Nelson

Senator Gaylord Nelson, Father of Earth Day

Special thanks goes to the Father of Earth Day, Senator Gaylord Nelson was born in 1916 in Clear Lake, Wisconsin. He is responsible for the first "Earth Day" on April 22, 1970, after seeing an oil spill devastate Santa Barbara, California in 1969. He successfully launched the largest demonstration in history at nearly every college and university in the country and grabbed the attention of Congress. The first Earth Day was a huge success. He transformed the way the world thought about our natural resources. The launched a decade of environmental activism. The Clean Water Act was passed and the EPA was formed, Senator Nelson passed away July 4, 2005. His legacy lives on.

The University of Wisconsin at Madison is home of the Nelson Institute of Environmental Studies studies our environment from a broad and multifaceted approach. Please take the time to visit the website at the link provided below.

Google give us an interactive Earth Day Doodle!

Today EARTH DAY got it's very own “Google Doodle.” Earth Day 2013 Google Doodle unveils a beautiful mountain meadow, with a babbling brook and a shimmering lake that's home to a school of fish. Click on the image for a 24 hour montage of what this beautiful scene looks like from morning to night! It's really cool! The theme is appreciation and protection of our natural resources, clean, safe water. Thanks Google!


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