HAPPY BIRTHDAY RACHEL CARSON
Please join us Friday May 27th 2:30pm
On Monday, we heard much of Rachel Carson’s speech at the National Women’s Press Club. On Friday, May 27th – her actual birthday - we will focus on some biographical information and reactions of current environmentalists to Ms. Carson’s legacy.
60 years ago, in 1962, Rachel Carson's book "Silent Spring" influenced world leaders and the public and thus ushered in the modern environmental movement. She was a marine biologist and a spokesperson for the planet, questioning humanity’s blind faith in technology.
One of the most important Americans in history, she saved an unknowable number of people from being poisoned and saved many animals from extinction. She inspired a movement. The modern environmental movement goes back to her book “Silent Spring.”
The criticism we get from the polluters now is very similar to what they
aimed at Rachel Carson. She calmly, intelligently, and forthrightly answered her critics. There’s so much more we can say about Rachel Carson, so tune in on Friday. . . .