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Video of Gaylord Nelson

Earth Day 1990

Gaylord Nelson discusses how the economy and the environment are connected.

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: 4 minutes 21 seconds

Gaylord Nelson discusses the environmental problems facing Americans in the 1990 in terms of a threat to that nation's "capital goods." He insists that our wealth is the environment, and protecting it ensures a sustainable economy. Nelson claims citizens must refigure the way they measure economic production, accounting for the costs of damage or effects on the natural world.

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