Contact: Aaron White
La Crosse – On Monday, the country will come together to celebrate Earth Day and recommit to conserving our natural resources. Rep. Ron Kind’s statement on Earth Day is below:
“As an outdoorsman and native-Wisconsinite, I am working hard to ensure Wisconsin’s outdoors are protected and preserved for generations to come,” said Rep. Ron Kind. “This Earth Day, I encourage Wisconsinites to roll up their sleeves and help clean up their communities. Being good stewards to the land is a shared commitment of all people, on Earth Day – and every day.”
The first earth day was celebrated in 1970 and was organized by former Wisconsin Governor and U.S. Senator Gaylord Nelson.
Rep. Kind has been a longtime supporter of conservation and sustainability efforts in the House of Representatives. He supports remaining in the Paris Climate Agreement and supports the Climate Action Now Act, which would keep the country on track to meet benchmarks set by the Paris accord. Last Congress, he fought for the inclusion of conservation partnership programs and funding in the Farm Bill, and has voted to promote clean energy and limit carbon emissions.
Rep. Kind is the Co-Chair of the Upper Mississippi River Basin Congressional Task Force, the National Parks Caucus, and serves on the Bipartisan Climate Solutions Caucus.