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Senator Baldwin Honors the 54th Anniversary of Earth Day with Senate Resolution

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) led a Senate Resolution recognizing the 54th Anniversary of Earth Day and honoring its founder, U.S. Senator from Wisconsin Gaylord Nelson.

“From the Great Lakes to the Mighty Mississippi, Wisconsin’s natural resources define our way of life. Conservation pioneers like Senator Gaylord Nelson took inspiration from Wisconsin’s wilderness and wildlife to start a worldwide movement to protect our environment,” said Senator Baldwin. “I am proud to carry on that legacy and lead this effort to recognize the progress we’ve made and the work we have left to do to protect our environment, combat the growing threat of climate change, and build a more sustainable future for generations to come.”

Gaylord Nelson is recognized as one of the leading environmentalists of the 20th century. In 1970, Nelson established Earth Day as an event and movement led by young people. Nelson received the Presidential Medal of Freedom for his public leadership, as the Earth Day movement established by him helped launch a new era of international environmental awareness and activism. The mission and purpose of Earth Day remains relevant today for a new generation to face the environmental challenges that lie ahead.

The resolution is co-sponsored by Senators Tammy Duckworth (D-IL), Laphonza Butler (D-CA), Angus King (I-ME), and Richard Blumenthal (D-CT).

Full text of this resolution is available here.