0 comments on “Upcoming WEA Environmental Courses”

Upcoming WEA Environmental Courses

Janine Kitson is continuing to run her excellent series of WEA workshops on significant people and issues of the conservation movement.

All events held at WEA House, 72 Bathurst Street, a short walk from Town Hall railway station. Tutor: Janine Kitson. Bookings essential.  Contact WEA, SYDNEY  Ph: (02) 9264 2781 E:info@weasydney.nsw.edu.au  www.weasydney.com.au

0 comments on “The Legacy of Rachel Carson’s ‘Silent Spring’”

The Legacy of Rachel Carson’s ‘Silent Spring’

Janine Kitson, Vice President Colong Foundation for Wilderness
Rachel Carson (1907-1964) is famed for her ground breaking ecological warnings on the long-term dangers of pesticides – particularly DDT – for birds, wildlife, and humans. Her brilliance was her calm scientific eloquence that described the beauty of the natural world and her reverence for its complex ecological interrelationships. She loved the sea and understood its rhythms stretching back into millennia.