“Our goal is not just an environment of clean air and water and scenic beauty. The objective is an environment of decency, quality and mutual respect for all other human being and all living creatures.”
Those were the words of Wisconsin Senator Gaylord Nelson on April 22, 1970, spoken in front of an Earth Day crowd. But it wasn’t just any Earth Day. It was the first.
And since then, Earth Day has empowered millions of people left, right, and center to come together and tackle environmental challenges from a grassroots level.
Though Governor Nelson is no longer with us, his daughter Tia Nelson is keeping his legacy going. As we approach the 50th anniversary of the Earth Day movement, her non-profit organization, the Outrider Foundation, wants to bring that bipartisanship back to tackle the toughest environmental challenges together.
In light of 2020’s upcoming Earth Day, Outrider and Generous Films worked together on a short film that gives us hope that bipartisan support of forward-looking climate policy is possible. The film is called When The Earth Moves; we’ve embedded the film below and we encourage our audience to check it out.
Disclaimer: The Outrider Foundation is a partner of theRising.
You can learn more about When The Earth Moves here.