- Name: Gaylord Nelson
- Born: 06/04/1916
- Died: 07/03/2005 (89 years old)
Gaylord Anton Nelson (June 4, 1916? July 3, 2005) was an American politician and environmentalist from Wisconsin who served as a United States Senator and governor. A Democrat, he was the founder of Earth Day, which launched a new wave of environmental activism.
Birth Name: Gaylord Anton Nelson
Alias: Gaylord Anton Nelson
Birth Place: Clear Lake, Wisconsin, U.S.
Death Place: Kensington, Maryland, U.S.
Gaylord Nelson quotes :
The most important environmental issue is one that is rarely mentioned, and that is the lack of a conservation ethic in our culture.Gaylord Nelson
In the state of Wisconsin it's mandated that teachers in the social sciences and hard sciences have to start giving environmental education by the first grade, through high school.Gaylord Nelson
Loads of chemicals and hazardous wastes have been introduced into the atmosphere that didn't even exist in 1948. The environmental condition of the planet is far worse than it was 42 years ago.Gaylord Nelson