Women's History Month: Celebrating Rachel Carson

Climate Change Environment Sustainable Women Owned

Last week we shared the history of Women's History month and for the next few weeks we will be highlighting one woman whose impact has been too large to ignore. A common thread to how these women live there lives has emerged; find your passion, don't give up, don't let anyone tell you no and change will happen. The inspiration I felt researching and writing these posts has been immeasurable. Thank you to all the women who have paved the way before us so we may continue the journey.

Rachel Carson: American marine biologist and conservationist, 1907-1964

A marine biologist who worked for US Fish & Wildlife she is most know for her books warning of the human impact on the natural world. Rachel Carson questioned whether humans had the right to alter natural ecosystems, specifically calling out chemical pesticides, leading to the ban on DDT. Rachel Carson continuously questioned society's moral responsibility and the need for public awareness in relation to the impact advancements were having on the environment, which led to the creation of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

Scroll down to our Inspiring Reads section for links to a couple of Rachel Carson's poignant books.

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Savvy

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Inspiring Reads -  BetterWorldBooks.com

Fund literacy and protect the planet when you buy books from Certified B Corporation, Better World Books. To date Better World Books has donated over 31 million books, raised over $32 million to fund literacy programs and libraries and reused or recycled over 386 million books keeping them out of our landfills.

Under the Sea Wind

Under the Sea Wind

by Rachel Carson

For the centennial of the birth of "Silent Spring" author Rachel Carson, a new edition of her groundbreaking paean to the sea.

Silent Spring

Silent Spring

by Rachel Carson, Linda Lear, Edward Osborne Wilson

Buy Books, Spread Literacy

Shop our Women Owned Collection: Support women who have turned their passion for saving the planet into beautiful, high quality home décor items. Perfect to showcase in your home or to gift to someone who will treasure the impactful story behind the item.

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