Audubon Women in Conservation – 8th Annual Rachel Carson Awards

The Green Samaritan

On Monday, May 23rd, the Audubon Women in Conservation will hold its 8th Annual Rachel Carson Awards luncheon. Green Living Audubon Women in Conservation Rachel Carson Awards event Maya Lin Sigourney WeaveHaving attended last year , I’m honored to be participating as one of the Vice-Chairs of the event this year. Past recipients include such noted women as Alice Waters, Maria Rodale, Laurie David, Jayne Chase and Bette Midler.

12th Annual Women in Conservation Rachel Carson Awards

The Green Samaritan

Through the power of social media and Twitter, TGS connected with the Women In Conservation back in 2010 for the 7th Annual Luncheon recognizing Isabella Rossellini and Fernanda Kellogg. On May 20th, See the full post and more at www.TheGreenSamaritan.com. Green Living

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Audubon’s 2012 Women in Conservation: The Rachel Carson Award Goes To…

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The 2012 Rachel Carson Award recipients, L to R: The Rev. Hunter Lovins Natural Capitalism NYC NYC DOT rachel carson Rev. Canon Sally Bingham, President of The Regeneration Project / Interfaith Power and Light, L. Hunter Lovins, President of Natural Capitalism Solutions, Audubon President David Yarnold, and Janette Sadik-Khan, Commissioner of New York City Department of Transportation. Photo: Cutty McGill.

Words from Maya Lin, Sigourney Weaver and The Women of the Gulf

The Green Samaritan

Back from New York after attending the National Audubon Society’s Women in Conservation 8th Annual Rachel Carson Awards event where Sigourney Weaver and Maya Lin were honored for their environmental efforts. I often ask myself, what would Rachel Carson do? Green Living National Audubon Society Women in Conservation 8th Annual Rachel Carson Awards Women of the Gulf

How to Start Your Own Sustainable Farm

Green Living Guy

Rachel Carson wrote the infamous book, Silent Spring, exposing the adverse ecological impacts of dichloro-diphenyl-trichloroethane (DDT). The eco-conscious movement swept through the agricultural industry decades before rooftop solar panels, and electric vehicles hit the market.

Notes from Silver Creek: Natural Born Scientists

Nature Conservancy - Science

As Rachel Carson so eloquently observes in her 1956 book A Sense of Wonder : A child’s world is fresh and new and beautiful, full of wonder and excitement. A young scientist captures insects at Silver Creek Preserve. Credit: Sara Sheehy/TNC. By Dayna Gross, Silver Creek preserve manager. It was a normal Sunday for us. Mid-morning, we walked down to the creek to throw some rocks in the water and look for critters.

Podcast with Ecologist and Author Sandra Steingraber

Green Living Ideas

The good folks at Earth Justice have just produced this great podcast with ecologist and author Sandra Steingraber, considered by many to be this generation’s Rachel Carson. Activism Alternative Energy Green Inspirations Pollution chemicals climate change fracking PCBs Rachel Carson Sandra Steingraber silent spring toxic trespass

World Health Organization Claims No Health Risk for DDT

Eco Friendly Daily

Banned in many countries for decades after the publication of Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring , DDT appears to be getting a public relations makeover by the World Health Organization, which says the chemical should be reassessed as a tool for fighting malaria.

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Commercial brands that are also eco friendly

Green Prophet

It starts with a whisper from Rachel Carson in the 60s and starting now 2021, it’s going to be an ecological thunder. Fashion brand from the 80s, Teva, breathes new life into old soles.

World Health Organization Claims No Health Risk for DDT

Eco Friendly Daily

Banned in many countries for decades after the publication of Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring, DDT appears to be getting a public relations makeover by the World Health Organization, which says the chemical should be reassessed as a tool for fighting malaria.

Forging a true Nature’s Path with regenerative agriculture: interview with Arjan Stephens of Nature’s Path

Green Prophet

Back then the “no poisons used” was an early warning call for Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring. What is the the difference between Regenerative Agriculture – which still allows the use of RoundUp and pesticides – and Regenerative Organic Ag?

Insecticides put world food supplies at risk, say scientists

Green (Living) Review

The researchers compare their impact with that reported in Silent Spring, the landmark 1962 book by Rachel Carson that revealed the decimation of birds and insects by the blanket use of DDT and other pesticides and led to the modern environmental movement.

Breast milk reveals how many banned pesticides plague Tunisians

Green Prophet

Rachel Carson would be shocked: A recent study has found that the concentrations of banned chemicals like PCBs, DDT and organochlorines found in human breast milk of women sampled throughout Tunisia indicate widespread and elevated contamination particularly in older members of rural populations with high dairy and meat intake.

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Mad Men Go Falcon Trapping

Nature Conservancy - Science

Ten years after this article appeared in LIFE magazine, Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring was published. The thrill of victory: bird banders capture a falcon. By Joe Smith , ornithologist and restoration ecologist. I recently came across a 1952 LIFE magazine article profiling a group of falcon banders working on Assateague Island, Maryland. Along with the article is a series of striking photos of the banders and their lifestyle on the coast.

10 Top National Wildlife Refuges To Explore

Nature Conservancy - Science

Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge , Maine. This year marks the fiftieth anniversary of Rachel Carson’s passing. Carson is best known for Silent Spring , her work educating the public on the devastation caused by pesticides like DDT. The Rachel Carson NWR protects salt marshes and shrubland near her Maine summer home. The Carson Loop Trail offers a great views of the expansive salt marshes.

5 Green Books to Buy for Christmas (Or Hannukah)

Green Prophet

Written by Rachel Carson, the book was a clarion call to the world, on why we need to wake up to the industrial pollution we are putting into our earth, and bodies. Ironically Carson died quite young in her 50s from breast cancer. There are more Christians in Egypt than Jews in Israel. And few westerners might realize that there are Christian Arabs living in the Holy Land of Israel – some since the early beginnings of Christianity.

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Audubon Woman In Conservation: Four Honorees to Inspire Us All

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Home About Terms of Use & Privacy Policy Disclosure Contact Product Reviews Monthly Eco-Resolutions Quick Reference Guide Subscribe Audubon Woman In Conservation: Four Honorees to Inspire Us All May 21, 2010 Through the power of social media and Twitter, I connected with the National Audubon Society’s Women In Conservation organization and the next thing I knew I was in New York attending their 7th Annual Rachel Carson Awards event on Tuesday, May 18.

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Non-Toxic Pest Control, Beating Out the Bedbugs

Green Home Blog

And while DDT was admittedly the impetus behind the agricultural boom after WWII, Rachel Carson’s 1962 book, Silent Spring , also gave birth to a more important perception or point of view, this one called “the environmental movement”. In the summer of 2011, New York homes, hotels and hospital wings suffered an infestation of bedbugs. Bed bugs are yucky – and even uglier if seen up close under a microscope.

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How Medicines Are Contaminating The Earth

Green Prophet

The dangerous implications of chemicals on our health and the planet entered the public consciousness back in the 1960′s, and was influenced (in part) by campaigners such as Rachel Carson whose groundbreaking book ‘Silent Spring’ highlighted the toxic nature of DDT. Carson explained that chemicals have complex implications on our environment and can act in ways we never predicted.

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5 Great Ever “Green” Book Ideas and Gifts for Christmas

Green Prophet

Written by Rachel Carson , the book was a clarion call to the world, on why we need to wake up to the industrial pollution we are putting into our earth, and bodies. Ironically Carson died quite young in her 50s from breast cancer.

Non-Toxic Pest Control, Beating Out the Bedbugs

Green Home Blog

And while DDT was admittedly the impetus behind the agricultural boom after WWII, Rachel Carson’s 1962 book, Silent Spring , also gave birth to a more important perception or point of view, this one called “the environmental movement”. In the summer of 2011, New York homes, hotels and hospital wings suffered an infestation of bedbugs. Bed bugs are yucky – and even uglier if seen up close under a microscope.

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It’s Earth Day! How are you saving the planet today?

Green Living Ideas

Although mainstream America remained oblivious to environmental concerns, the stage had been set for change by the publication of Rachel Carson’s book Silent Spring in 1962.” The first Earth Day was held April 22, 1970, in a much different place and time. As EarthDay.org explains, “At the time, Americans were slurping leaded gas through massive V8 sedans. Industry belched out smoke and sludge with little fear of legal consequences or bad press.

Breaking Up with the Sierra Club | PR Watch

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You gave a glowing review of my first book, Living Downstream -- a review that appeared in the pages of Sierra magazine and hailed me as "the new Rachel Carson." So, Sierra Club, call some other writer your new Rachel Carson. And, yes, they are fracking in Rachel Carsons beloved Allegheny County, too. So, here are some parting words from the former new Rachel Carson. Skip to Main Content Area. Contact Us. News Feeds. Podcasts.

2010 TGS Year in Review

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May : Off to New York for the Audubon Women in Conservation Rachel Carson Awards event which was inspiring and an honor to attend. Home About Terms of Use & Privacy Policy Disclosure Contact Product Reviews Monthly Eco-Resolutions Quick Reference Guide Subscribe 2010 TGS Year in Review January 1, 2011 Happy New Year! As we approach new days ahead, here’s a look back at favorite posts from 2010.

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Write for Sustainability and Win $10,000 in Creative Writing Contest

Green Prophet

“Your essay can channel Henry David Thoreau or Henry Ford, Rachel Carson or (a literary) Rush Limbaugh; but all essays must tell true stories and be factual and scientifically accurate,” editors note. Unleash your inner Thoreau, show the human side of sustainability and and win $10,000 for a creative nonfiction essay. Have you been lucky enough to Dance at the Dead Sea but then couldn’t help but notice its destruction?

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Elk in the Neighborhood: On Conservation and Lost Hope

Nature Conservancy - Science

It is not just the Theodore Roosevelts and Rachel Carsons who make a difference, as important as they are. The wind whistled through the hills and my face felt numb with cold. Prudence suggested I call it a day. How about we check out one more spot?” I said to my son. Then we’ll go home and play.”. My son, 16 months at the time, didn’t offer a dissenting view. He seemed snug in his harness against my chest. And we were only a short 15-minute walk from home. One more spot.

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Is Natural History Still Relevant for Conservation Science?

Nature Conservancy - Science

Many of the most well-known figures in conservation history have been observant naturalists – think Aldo Leopold and Rachel Carson , Jane Goodall and Edward O. Is field observation still relevant to conservation science? Photo: © Matt Moorhead/TNC. By Matt Miller, senior science writer. As conservation science increasingly draws from sophisticated models and genomics , does natural history still have relevance?

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The Origin of Earth Day and Greening the Arab Spring

Green Prophet

Then Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring hit the NY Times bestseller list in 1962 and woke them up. It is worth remembering that a few decades ago, there were no environmentalists in the United States. There were no rules that prohibited polluters from spewing toxic fumes into the atmosphere. Nobody was watching the agriculture industry to ensure that their pesticides weren’t contaminating water ways. Americans were asleep.

Are Women The Globe’s Green Giants?

Green Prophet

Leopold’s philosophy was amplified by subsequent environmental pioneers like Rachel Carson and Bill McKibbon. A growing body of research shows a split down gender lines when we make environmental choices. Men may be from Mars, but women are the greener creatures, according to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). Women in industrialized countries buy most of the eco-friendly household products. Women also load up on organic foods.

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From Farm to (Board) Table: How One Woman is Changing the Face of Agriculture in Georgia

Cool Green Science

As a teenager, I read about Rachel Carson and every time I saw a crop duster fly overhead, I worried about what it was spraying, and how it might be changing the environment in ways I couldn’t see. Corn field ©Theophilos Papadopoulos/flickr. Stories of Women in Agriculture. One of my first memories of growing up in the cornfields of Illinois is of sinking knee deep in freshly tilled soil while wearing my Sunday clothes.

Can Environmental SF Help Save Our Planet?

The Alien Next Door

Now think of how a single book—Silent Spring by Rachel Carson—helped spawn the American environmental movement of the 1960s. That is the question David Holmes at Monash University asked in his Feb 20 th 2014 article in the Australian ezine The Conversation. There is an obvious trend toward environmental premise in science fiction.

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Celebrating Womanhood: I am Woman I am Paradox

The Alien Next Door

She is Joan of Arc , Queen Elizabeth I , Amelia Earhart , Marie Curie , Anne Frank , Mother Teresa , Mary Wollstonecraft , Rachel Carson , Lynn Margulis , Antoinette Hunziker-Ebneter. Photos: Joan of Arc Elizabeth 1 Anne Frank Rachel Carson Lynn Margulis Antoinette Hunziker-Ebneter Labels: altruism , leadership , the world will be saved by the western woman , womanhood , women and paradox Stumble It!

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Q&A with Elizabeth Kolbert: Dialogues on the Environment

Cool Green Science

Though it’s rarely read anymore (and some of the information is a bit dated), I also recommend Rachel Carson’s The Sea Around Us. Mark Tercek is the president and CEO of The Nature Conservancy and author of Nature’s Fortune: How Business and Society Thrive By Investing in Nature. You can follow Mark on Twitter @MarkTercek. In this ongoing series, I talk with thought leaders about ideas and trends in the environmental movement.

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China’s ‘Silent Spring’ has many more political hurdles to jump

Green Blog

Under the Dome invites comparison with Silent Spring , Rachel Carson’s 1962 exposé of the effects of pesticides, and some commentators have predicted that the documentary will galvanise China in much the same way that Carson’s book changed America. For all their similarities, there are still many hurdles facing the documentary that Carson’s book did not experience.

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Pupfish: Conserving a Mojave Desert Survivor

Nature Conservancy - Science

Rachel Carson once wrote “Conservation is a cause that has no end. Ash Meadows Amargosa pupfish. Photo: Scott Hein. By Matt Miller, senior science writer. I’m at the hottest, driest place on the continent , and I’m looking for fish. At first glance, the rocky canyons and salt pans of the Mojave Desert seem the very last place to seek out aquatic life.

Why Conservation Should Embrace a Diversity of People & Values

Nature Conservancy - Science

Around the same time, Rachel Carson warned that we were harming nature at our own expense: “But man is a part of nature, and his war against nature is inevitably a war against himself.”. Willie Atu (on left), showing a map of the conserved and threatened areas of the Solomons to the Mothers Union, a group of Kia women who have worked with the Conservancy to raise conservation awareness. Photo © Bridget Besaw/TNC. By Heather Tallis, lead scientist, The Nature Conservancy.

What Causes Animals to Become Extinct?

Greentumble

The advent of the environmental movement is generally attributed to a seminal book by Rachel Carson in 1962 called Silent Spring, silent to the dearth of songbirds caused by their poisoning by DDT, a pesticide sprayed ubiquitously at the time. . Species slowly and gradually adapt to changing. conditions in the environment through biological modifications and natural selection.

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Meal Plan: Resources for Teaching and Learning about Food

The Green Changemakers

Rachel Carson Mural at Growing Power's urban farm in Milwaukee. “ Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts.” Dear Educators, Food touches nearly every aspect of our lives. It connects us to friends, families, and strangers. It influences our own health and the vitality of our economy. During these lean times, it seems people are stepping up. School gardens are on the rise.

The return of the population bombers

Green Blog

The first wave of modern environmentalism was triggered by the publication of Rachel Carson’s wonderful book Silent Spring, in 1962. It’s not widely remembered today, but Carson was a left-wing thinker, and her book focused attention on the crimes of the chemical industry and the complicity of the governments. The principal causes of ecological degradation, Carson insisted, were “the gods of profit and production.”.

The mass media and our environment

Green Blog

The tactics used by the agrichemical industry back in 1962 alongside the release of the widely popular book Silent Spring by Rachel Carson is yet another example. Carson’s book criticized the use of dangerous toxins such as DDT and helped create awareness of environmental destruction. What kind of role does our mass media play in how we perceive and react to environmental problems around us? Who are currently the owners of our mainstream media?

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"Half-Farmer and Half-X" to Create Rich Relationship between Community and People

The Green Changemakers

You probably know Rachel Carson, who wrote Silent Spring. Copyright JFS [link] Lecturer: Naoki Shiomi , Representative of Half-Farmer and Half-X Institute I believe that the two major issues of the 21st Century are the environmental issues and what I call "calling issues," in which we search for our mission and role.

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Multiple carcinogens in Johnson & Johnson’s Baby Shampoo

Green (Living) Review

is professor emeritus of Environmental and Occupational Medicine at the University of Illinois at Chicago School of Public Health; Chairman of the Cancer Prevention Coalition; and former President of the Rachel Carson Trust.

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Danger of Bone Cancer From Fluoride in Toothpaste, Drinking Water

Green (Living) Review

is professor emeritus of Environmental and Occupational Medicine at the University of Illinois at Chicago School of Public Health, and Chairman of the Cancer Prevention Coalition; and former President of the Rachel Carson Trust. CHICAGO, IL, Jan 2011: As reported in the January 13, 2011 New York Times, Senator James Inhofe (R-OK) warned the U.S.

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