Film about ‘Silent Spring’ author Rachel Carson showing Tuesday
IF YOU GO
What: “The Power of One Voice” film is part of the Sustainable Community Film Series
When/Where: 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Loaded Joe’s, Avon and again at 6:30 p.m. May 16th at Dusty Boot, Eagle
Cost: $5 suggested donation
More Information: Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Some know her as the founder of environmentalism; some know her as a naturalist, and some may not be familiar with her at all. Rachel Carson, author of “Silent Spring,” has a legacy that continues to resonate with today’s environmental movement.
In the midst of the atomic bomb and former President John F. Kennedy’s administration, Rachel Carson was enraptured not by the technology around her, but by its interactions and effect upon the natural world. When she detected that the chemicals created by our own scientific advances were coming back to damage the wildlife native to the United States, she continued her research and she spoke up. She was a revolutionary of sorts: one of the first women to make a career in the scientific field and one of the first to recognize and publicly voice the double-edged sword of science. By fully weighing the consequences of our advances, specifically pesticides, she uncovered groundbreaking research that had a profound effect on many ecosystems and a direct effect on human health.
Better health all around
Join Carson’s friends, family and colleagues as they detail her life and what made her one voice so incredibly powerful. As the voice of public science, Carson’s work in both marine science and ornithology inspired the Endangered Species Act and lives on today. From her work in conservation with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to her career as a writer, Carson showed us that viewing our world as a complete ecological system can lead to the better health of both our environment and ourselves.
In times when it can feel increasingly difficult to be heard, one only needs to think of Carson. Learn more about her life and the lasting impact she left on us all. As the final film in this year’s Sustainable Community Film Series, “The Power of One Voice” will leave you thinking about how you can add your voice to the environmental movement here in Eagle County.
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