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Gaylord Nelson recalls Earth Day 1970, ten years later.

Earth Day '70: What It Meant


In this short essay, Wisconsin Sen. Gaylord Nelson recalls the impact of the first Earth Day celebration. He wrote the short reminiscence for the Environmental Protection Agency's EPA Journal of April 1980, and describes what happened on April 22, 1970, and the difference it made in public attitudes and public policy over the next decade.

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Related Topics: Wisconsin's Response to 20th-century change
The Modern Environmental Movement
Creator: Nelson, Gaylord, 1916-
Pub Data: EPA Journal, April 1980.
Citation: Nelson, Gaylord. "Earth Day '70: What It Meant." EPA Journal (April 1980); Online facsimile at:  http://www.epa.gov/history/topics/earthday/02.htm; Visited on: 4/20/2014
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