Sixty years ago, Rachel Carson’s book Silent Spring alerted us to the devastating impact of pesticides on the natural world. Her book was a wake up call, the spark that ignited the modern environmental movement. Silent Spring not only led to the 1972 banning of DDT but resulted in new government policies to safeguard our air and water. Eight years after the publication of Silent Spring, Earth Day was celebrated for the first time on April 22, 1970, by more than 20 million Americans passionately committed to protecting our planet. Today, the call to action is coordinated by the Earth Day Network in more than 193 countries. The theme for 2022 is “Invest in our Planet,” because “a green future is a prosperous future.” While prognostications for the environment may look grim, Earth Day affords us the opportunity to reflect, react and resolve to support the fate of our magnificent planet while there is still time. Learn more about it through https://www.earthday.org/earth-day-2022/. And, click on the book jackets below for links to our catalog.
"We still do not know one thousandth of one percent of what nature has revealed to us." Albert Einstein
“What about naming trees? If we have a tree in our name, we want that tree to live.” Jane Goodall