Published on: 4/22/2012

Three of the great contributors to environmental protection and the concept of Earth Day, have very close Wisconsin ties.  The very idea of Earth Day was an original idea of Wisconsin's U.S. Senator Gaylord Nelson.  And two of the most famous promoters of preserving and protecting the environment, Aldo Leopold and Juhn Muir, were Wisconsinites.

Often overlooked in protecting and preserving the world's environment, is the horrendous impact that U.S. greedy war corporations have on the Earth and the universe.  Nothing stands in the way of greed, war, and corporations who buy influence in Washington and state capitols.  Even our national parks are not immune to the greedy encroachments of our brand of greed capitalism.  But often the real victims of these war and greed corporations and individuals are the children.  These greedy war corporations carelessly and recklessly pollute our water and air, and do so worldwide,   Thousands of the world's children die each day because of greedy actions by war corporations.

"I don't believe in harming people.  I don't believe in bombing children.  I don't believe in making misery when it's totally unnecessary.  And misery is unnecessary." -Alice Walker

"I can still see the butchered women and children lying heaped and scattered all along the crooked gulch as plain as when I saw them with eyes still young.  And I can see that something else died there in the bloody mud and was buried in the blizzard.  A people's dream died there."  -Black Elk, Native American medicine man

"Small boys are delirious with pride and joy as they fancy themselves thrusting swords into the soft flesh and burning and laying waste such homes as they themselves inhabit." -Ernest Crosby

"As a mother, I just want to see every possible alternative exhausted before children and American soldiers' lives are lost.  I love my country, I am a proud American." -Natalie Maines [1974-    ]

"The sun, the moon and the stars would have disappeared long ago, had they happened to be within reach of predatory human hands." -Havelock Ellis

"We won't have a society if we destroy the environment." -Margaret Mead

"Instead of the government taking over industry when the war broke out, industry took over the government." --Claire Gillis  [and U.S. greed corporations see to it that we have war all the time]