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American Experience: Rachael Carson’s Silent Spring

Date: Wednesday, October 8, 2014
Time: 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM
Presented by: Loantaka Group
Leader: Eric Hausker - 732-669-0719 ericbiomass@gmail.com
Location: Library of The Chathams, 214 Main Street, Chatham, NJ 07928, USA
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Susan Schirmer of the Sierra Club South Highlands Group will show a film from the PBS series, American Experience, discussing the groundbreaking work of Rachael Carson’s Silent Spring. Rachel Carson became a fearless champion for the environment. She was a biologist for the federal government when she first noted the effects of the unregulated use of pesticides and herbicides, especially DDT. When she published Silent Spring in 1963, she was viciously attacked, called "an ignorant and hysterical woman." But her warning sparked a revolution in ecological consciousness