Seventh Annual Nelson Institute Earth Day Conference

Jane Goodall
photo: Michael Neugebauer
Dr. Jane Goodall
(Goodall does not handle wild chimpanzees; this orphan chimpanzee lives at a Jane Goodall Institute sanctuary.)

Céline Cousteau
Céline Cousteau
Explorer and filmmaker
Ken Bonning
Ken Bonning
Senior Executive Vice President, Kohl's Department Stores
Paul Robbins
Paul Robbins
Nelson Institute Director

Monday, April 15, 2013

Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center



Conservation Everywhere: Sustaining Natural and Cultural Diversity explored connections between biological diversity and human cultures and examine preservation across the whole range of environmental contexts: from forests and oceans to cities and farms.

This year's conference raised awareness of the many frontiers of environmental action, including but beyond traditional wilderness areas: in neighborhoods and communities, in forward-thinking business models, and in sustainable urban areas.

This one-day event featured appearances by renowned primatologist Dr. Jane Goodall, marine conservation advocate and filmmaker Céline Cousteau, Kohl's Senior Executive Vice President Ken Bonning, Nelson Institute director Paul Robbins, and a variety of other speakers, panelists, exhibits and activities.


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