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The Day Earth Became a Verb

Douglass and Lisa-Marie Hatcher, April 22 2021

Five decades and one year ago today, a United States Senator named Gaylord Nelson put forth the idea that the Earth was something that needed its own agenda. The Earth needed a champion—a lobbyist, in effect, of its own. Below, you’ll find the partial text of remarks Senator Nelson delivered on that first Earth Day on April 22, 1970. In his speech...

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