The issues are by some geometric number - 100 or 200 or 500 - times more complicated today than we appreciated them to be when Franklin Roosevelt was around.

-Gaylord Nelson
Gaylord Nelson

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

Gaylord Nelson
Every person has the inalienable right to a decent environment.
Gaylord Nelson

Population and immigration are very difficult issues to discuss. Democrats and Republicans alike - for very different reasons - avoid it,

Gaylord Nelson
I think the internal combustion engine will disappear from the streets of our cities in the next thirty years because transportation will be mass transportation, or probably electrical power.
Gaylord Nelson

The fights in future will not be over whether we ought to do something, but over how we ought to do it, and that's a reasonable debate.

Gaylord Nelson
Trails are relatively inexpensive. A splendid national network of all kinds of trails can be established at less cost than a few hundred miles of super highway.
Gaylord Nelson

Our air, water, soil, forests, oceans, rivers, lakes, scenic beauty, wildlife habitat, minerals, that is the wealth of the country.

Gaylord Nelson
We must realize that we're all part of a web of life around the world. Anytime you extinguish a species, the consequences are serious.
Gaylord Nelson

The issues are by some geometric number - 100 or 200 or 500 - times more complicated today than we appreciated them to be when Franklin Roosevelt was around.

Gaylord Nelson
We must recognize that we're all part of a web of life around the world. Anytime you extinguish a species, the consequences are serious.