"Loads of chemicals and hazardous wastes have been introduced into the atmosphere that didn't even exist in 1948. The environmental condition of the planet is far worse than it was 42 years ago."
"The environment is everything that isn't me."Gaylord Nelson on Albert Einstein
"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world indeed, it's the only thing that ever has."Gaylord Nelson on Margaret Mead
"Keep close to Nature's heart... and break clear away, once in awhile, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean."Gaylord Nelson on John Muir
"Thank God men cannot fly, and lay waste the sky as well as the earth."Gaylord Nelson on Henry David Thoreau
"God has cared for these trees, saved them from drought, disease, avalanches, and a thousand tempests and floods. But he cannot save them from fools."Gaylord Nelson on John Muir
"The most important environmental issue is one that is rarely mentioned, and that is the lack of a conservation ethic in our culture."
"In the state of Wisconsin it's mandated that teachers in the social sciences and hard sciences have to start giving environmental education by the first grade, through high school."
"Franklin Roosevelt was very concerned about environmental issues."