Wisconsin is the home of its own conservation hall of fame, the home of the founder of Earth Day, Gaylord Nelson, and the home of John Muir.
It was the first state in America to ban DDT.
“Wisconsin has had such a long tradition in the conservation area and protecting the environment,” said Susan Hedman, the former Great Lakes Region Administrator for the Environmental Protection Agency.
Hedman says Wisconsin used to a leader in the field. But now, it’s a leader in something else.