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Rachel Carson Homestead Association
Contact: Fiona Fisher, +1 724.274.5459, firstname.lastname@example.org
Rachel Carson Homestead - Home to the Founder of the Modern Environmental Movement Continues to Inspire the Greening of Pittsburgh
The Rachel Carson Homestead Association (RHCA) was formed in 1975 to preserve and restore Carson's birthplace and home for 22 years in Springdale, PA and to offer education programs and resources that advance Rachel Carson's environmental ethic:
- Live in harmony with nature
- Preserve and learn from natural places
- Minimize the impact of man-made chemicals on natural systems of the world
- Consider the implications of human actions on the global web of life
The Rachel Carson Homestead is the only location in the world that is dedicated to interpreting Rachel Carson's legacy to the public.
The RCHA owns Carson's birthplace and home for 22 years in Springdale, PA. Rachel Carson (1907-1964) was recognized by TIME magazine as one of the most influential people of the 20th century and in 2006 was voted by U.K.'s Environment Agency (equivalent of the U.S. EPA) as history's leading eco-defender.
An early gift for writing and love for nature developed eventually into a literary outlet. As an adult, Carson authored three books about the ocean and became a successful writer. Her fourth and perhaps most famous work was Silent Spring. Published in 1962, the book brought public attention to the dangers associated with the indiscriminate use of chemical pesticides and their potentially adverse effect on the environment and human health. Carson promoted the need for more extensive research before releasing chemicals into our environment. Within a decade, the United States had passed the Clean Air and Clean Water Acts and had formed the Environmental Protection Agency.
The RCHA continues to promote Carson's enduring legacy on matters concerning environment and health through major events, science-based conferences, policy roundtables and consumer awareness materials. All efforts seek to bring awareness to and drive solutions for critical protection of the environment (and our bodies and those of the next generations) through green science and technology and precautionary principles.
Tours of the Rachel Carson Homestead are available by appointment through the Web site www.rachelcarsonhomestead.org or by calling (724) 274-5459.