Conference Highlights

News Releases

January 28, 2010
Origins of Earth Day, environmental movement come to life on Web site

March 23, 2010
Conference, concert, exhibits mark 40th anniversary of Earth Day

April 14, 2010
Wisconsin's environment inspires Earth Day Concert

April 19, 2010
Earth Day events honor birth of environmentalism

April 22, 2010
Engineering students win Climate Leadership Challenge at UW-Madison

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Media Coverage

February 21, 2010
Someone to watch over Earth
On Wisconsin Magazine

MARCH 9, 2010
"Father of Earth Day" exhibit to open at the Wisconsin Historical Museum
Madison Nature Travel Examiner

March 16, 2010
Robert F. Kennedy Jr. to speak at Earth Day conference at Monona Terrace
Madison Nature Travel Examiner

March 23, 2010
Big show planned here as Earth Day turns 40
Capital Times

April 15, 2010
"Office Hours": 40th anniversary of Earth Day
Archived video, Big Ten Network

April 17, 2010
Earth Day, 40 years later: Environment redefined
Op-ed by Gregg Mitman in JSOnline/Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Earth Day, now celebrated around the world, turns 40
Capital Times

April 18, 2010
Gaylord Nelson and Earth Day discussion on University of the Air
Audio archive, Wisconsin Public Radio

APRIL 19, 2010
As Earth Day marks its 40th anniversary, an organizer of the event looks back
Wisconsin State Journal

Earth Day founder recognized by popular website
Wisconsin Public Radio

April 21, 2010
Environmentalists say efforts extensive and effective prior to Earth Day founding
Audio archive, Wisconsin Public Radio

The evolution of Earth Day from its Madison origins
Badger Herald

April 22, 2010
Earth Day conference showcases student projects
Badger Herald

UW-Madison teams receive $100,000 for innovative inventions in annual Climate Leadership Challenge
Badger Herald

Robert F. Kennedy Jr. tackles environmental policy
Badger Herald

Exhibit covers Earth Day history and rise of modern environmentalism
Audio archive, Wisconsin Public Radio

Born in 1970, Earth Day has cause for celebration and a midlife crisis
Washington Post

Earth Day discussed on Wisconsin Public Radio
Audio archive, Wisconsin Public Radio

Instead of criticizing environmental opponents, seek to understand, educate
Op-ed, Daily Cardinal

Earth Day must change, become more inclusive to reach wider audience
Op-ed, Daily Cardinal

Honoring Gaylord Nelson
The Progressive

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Selected Blog Entries

December 8, 2009
Earth Day and founder Gaylord Nelson set for major 2010 celebration
The Political Environment

April 18, 2010
Free Earth Day concert on Tuesday features UW performers and works
The Well-Tempered Ear

April 25, 2010
Madison, Wisconsin: Earth Day at 40, April 20-21
Margaret Atwood The Year of the Flood

April 27, 2010
Earth Day 2010 in Wisconsin
Tikkun Daily

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Video Coverage

WisconsinEye, a statewide multimedia public affairs network, videorecorded many plenary sessions and one breakout session at the conference. The recordings are archived and available for viewing by clicking on the links below or on the WisconsinEye web site.

April 20, 2010
Morning Plenary: Gaylord Nelson, Wisconsin and the Meaning of Earth Day

Panel Discussion: Gaylord Nelson and the Earth Day Legacy

Breakout Session: Foundations of Earth Day: Madison, 1970

Afternoon Plenary 2

April 21, 2010
Morning Plenary 1: Sustainable Economic Renewal (partial session)

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