Happy Earth Day
The following was taken from an article written by Gaylord Nelson of the Environmental Protection Agency in April of 1980. "So long as the human species inhabits the Earth, proper management of its resources will be the most fundamental issue we face. Our very survival will depend upon whether or not we are able to preserve, protect and defend our environment. We are not free to decide about whether or not our environment "matters." It does matter, apart from any political exigencies. We disregard the needs of our ecosystem at our mortal peril. That was the great lesson of Earth Day. It must never be forgotten."
Earth Day was proposed by Senator Nelson in 1970, a Wisconsin Democrat.