A Month of Rachel Carson – Week One
The more clearly we can focus our attention on the wonders and realities of the universe about us,
the less taste we shall have for destruction.
– Rachel Carson
Most of us are aware of Earth Day, April 22nd. (Just think Earth supplies feeds and clothes us every day of our lives, and we give her one day!) Last Sunday was World Environment Day. I knew about it, but failed to plan! Fortunately Earth continues providing for me whether I plan or not!!!
So, wanting to be a bit more mindful of this wonderful environment that surrounds us, OPreach will have a month of Rachel Carson. If you go to the website dedicated to her work, this is what you will find:
Perhaps the finest nature writer of the Twentieth Century, Rachel Carson (1907-1964) is remembered more today as the woman who challenged the notion that humans could obtain mastery over nature by chemicals, bombs and space travel than for her studies of ocean life. Her sensational book Silent Spring (1962) warned of the dangers to all natural systems from the misuse of chemical pesticides such as DDT, and questioned the scope and direction of modern science, initiated the contemporary environmental movement.