Tia Nelson Talks About Earth Day And The Environment

Apr 21, 2017

Credit Outrider Foundation

With Earth Day upon us, next we'll hear from Tia Nelson, daughter of the founder of Earth Day, former Wisconsin U.S. Senator and Governor, Gaylord Nelson. Tia is recognized for her work on climate change. She served 17 years with The Nature Conservancy, including serving as the first director of its global Climate Change Initiative. For her work, she received the Environmental Protection Agency’s Climate Protection Award in 2000. She then served 11 years as executive secretary of the Board of Commissioners of Public Lands, Wisconsin’s oldest state agency, which included a gubernatorial appointment in 2007 as co-chair of Wisconsin’s Task Force on Global Warming.

Ken Krall spoke recently with Tia Nelson about Earth Day, the Marches For Science going on this weekend, and other topics...

Tia Nelson, daughter of Earth Day founder Gaylord Nelson. Nelson currently works and the managing director for climate at the Outrider Foundation.