A Nation That Destroys Its Environment Destroys Itself
Words of wisdom from President Franklin Delano Roosevelt: "A nation that destroys its soils destroys itself. Forests are the lungs of our land, purifying the air and giving fresh strength to our people."
Franklin Delano Roosevelt (1882-1945) was the 32nd president of the United States and longest-serving president, serving from 1933 until his death in 1945. He was president throughout much of the Great Depression of the 1930s and the United States' involvement in World War II during the 1940s. He is also well-known for the New Deal, a set of programs for relief, recovery, and reform that expanded the U.S. government's role in managing the economy.
Most people remember FDR's cousin Theodore as the conservationist President Roosevelt, though that doesn't mean Franklin didn't prioritize America's environment and frontier. Here are today's words of wisdom:
"A nation that destroys its soils destroys itself. Forests are the lungs of our land, purifying the air and giving fresh strength to our people."
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