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Earth Day 1990

Gaylord Nelson and the 'environmental ethic'

This clip is part of "Gaylord Nelson: A Profile," which aired on Wisconsin Public Television (WHA-TV) in March 1990. Host: Dave Iverson. Director: Jim Santulli

Courtesy Wisconsin Historical Society

Running time: 2 minutes 57 seconds

Reflecting back on the two decades since the first Earth Day, Gaylord Nelson sees widespread interest in environmental challenges and proliferation of environmental professions. Looking forward, he calls for Americans to adopt a "conservation ethic - the kind of thing Aldo Leopold talked about."

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