Juggle and Balance


Reflections on Rachel Carson
April 20, 2010, 6:10 am
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This being Earth Day week, I am reading about Rachel Carson. She was the brave woman who’s love of nature inspired her to fight against pesticides back in the 1950s and 1960s.

A marine biologist, Carson published a famous trilogy about ocean life (next on my reading list). But she’s best known for Silent Spring the book that helped to reverse our nation’s pesticide policy. Her book helped to inspire the creation of the EPA, too.

Read about her, read some of the great children’s books about her to your children. I like the one by Jospeh Brurac. I find reading biographies with my daughter is a simple way to talk about qualities that I admire in people. Carson took on the chemical industry head on…what an amazing life.