Sturgeon Bay, Wis. (November 2, 2020) – Tia Nelson, daughter of Earth Day founder Senator Gaylord Nelson, will speak at a virtual Climate Change Coalition program at 7 pm Wednesday, Nov. 18. To register, click here. The program is free and open to the public.
Nelson, managing director for climate at the Outrider Foundation, will present Outrider’s video “When the Earth Moves” and then discuss the environmental movement and its greatest challenge today — climate change. Outrider believes that political and cultural division disrupts climate progress. Thus it works to unite parties and communities in taking responsible action. More on Outrider’s climate initiative is available here.
Nelson is internationally recognized as a tireless champion for environmental stewardship and climate change education. She spent 17 years with The Nature Conservancy as a policy advisor for Latin America and then as the first director of the Global Climate Change Initiative. For this work, she received the EPA’s Climate Protection Award in 2000.
She later returned home to Wisconsin to serve as executive secretary to the Wisconsin Board of Commissioners of Public Lands, which included a gubernatorial appointment as co‐chair of Wisconsin’s Task Force on Global Warming.
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