Beyond Earth Day: Fulfilling the Promise by Gaylord NelsonBeyond Earth Day: Fulfilling the Promise by Gaylord Nelson

Beyond Earth Day: Fulfilling the Promise

byGaylord Nelson, Susan M. Campbell, Paul A. Wozniak

Paperback | April 22, 2012

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Gaylord Nelson’s legacy is known and respected throughout the world. He was a founding father of the modern environmental movement and creator of one of the most influential public awareness campaigns ever undertaken on behalf of global environmental stewardship: Earth Day.
    Nelson died in 2005, but his message in this book is still timely and urgent, delivered with the same eloquence with which he articulated the nation’s environmental ills throughout the decades. He details the planet’s most critical concerns—from species and habitat losses to global climate change and population growth. In outlining strategies for planetary health, Nelson inspires citizens to reassert environmentalism as a national priority. Included in this reprint is a new preface by Gaylord Nelson’s daughter, Tia Nelson.

Gaylord Nelson (1916–2005) was governor of Wisconsin, served in the U.S. Senate from 1963 to 1981, and worked for the Wilderness Society. He originated the first Earth Day on April 22, 1970, and received the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1995 for his contributions to the environmental protection movement. Susan Campbell, of Milwauke...
Title:Beyond Earth Day: Fulfilling the PromiseFormat:PaperbackDimensions:226 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.9 inPublished:April 22, 2012Publisher:University of Wisconsin PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0299180441

ISBN - 13:9780299180447

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Table of Contents

List of Illustrations

Foreword by Robert F. Kennedy Jr.


Part 1. The Earth and Its Day

Chapter 1. Earth Day: When the People Spoke

Chapter 2. Report Card on the Earth

Part 2. Imperiled Planet

Chapter 3. Windows on the World

Chapter 4. Vanishing Resources

Chapter 5. An Invisible Threat

Part 3. Environmentalism: Then and Now

Chapter 6. Complacent Planet?

Part 4. An Environmental Agenda for the Twenty-first Century

Chapter 7. Achieving Sustainability

An Appeal

Appendix 1: Letter to John F. Kennedy

Appendix 2: Introduction to “Environmental

Agenda for Earth Day 1970”




Editorial Reviews

 “The life of the planet and all of its inhabitants have been positively affected by the extraordinary vision and work of Senator Gaylord Nelson. The remarkable agenda he put forth in 1970 is ever more salient today, his wisdom and words needed now more than ever.”—Paul G. Hawken, Natural Capital Institute, author of The Ecology of Commerce