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RCC's MINI GUIDE to
What is a Neonictinoid? ...more
RCC'S REPORT ON
"50 Years After Silent Spring:
On Roads Old and New"
A Special Event
This day-long program honoring Rachel Carson's landmark book was co-hosted by Rachel Carson Council (RCC) and the American Bird Conservancy (ABC).
Over 80 people attanded this two session event at the National Wildlife Visitors Center in Laurel, Maryland ...more
Donors age 70.5 or older are eligible in 2013 to transfer up to $100,000 from their IRAs to qualifying organizations like Rachel Carson Council without paying income taxes on the transferred money.
Your tax deductible gift must be postmarked no later than January 31, 2014 in order to qualify. ...more
We will comment regularly on issues from a perspective that has been shaped by Rachel Carson's work and the opportunity to observe nature from an inspiring location – the Rachel Carson Legacy House – where she wrote Silent Spring ...more
Annual Rachel Carson
Intergenerational Sense of Wonder Contest
We are pleased to announce the 7th Annual Sense of Wonder Contest sponsored by the U.S. EPA, Rachel Carson Council, Inc., the Legacy Project, the Dance Exchange and the National Center for Creative Aging.
Entries must be from an intergenerational team of two or more persons that are not the same age—a young person and an older person. Deadline for entries is June 10th, 2013.
The entry should express your sense of wonder about capturing the essence of the natural environment—the sea, streams, the mountains and praries, a sunrise or moonlight, flowers, leaves, wildlife in its habitat.
Categories include: Poetry • Dance • Essay • Photo • NEW! Songwriting ...more
The 2012 Rachel Carson Council Report Card
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Local Currency Features Rachel Carson
A local currency, called "Anacostia Hours" has been created in the Maryland suburbs of Washington, DC around the cities of Mount Ranier and Hyattsville.
This area is part of the Anacostia River Watershed (The Anacostia River drains into the Potomac River in Washington, DC). The local currency grants $10.00 in Anacostia Hours money for one hour of labor (its use is regulated and sanctioned by the IRS). The currency is well supported today in the community is serves, where it helps foster an economic bond and sense of community among a network of mechants and professional who utilize one another's services. What is unique about "Anacostia Hours" is the face on the currency, one of Maryland's most famous citizens: Rachel Carson. It is an appropriate choice because for many years Rachel Carson resided in various parts of the Anacostia watershed. The Rachel Carson bill is valued at $5.00. The motto on the "Anacostia Hours" currency also seems appropriate to Rachel Carson: "In Each Other We Trust."
Integrated Pest Management (IPM)
and Silent Spring
In exploring Silent Spring's influence today, we discovered a link to IPM programs at the national level — from the U.S. National Park Service and at the local level — from Richmond, California ...more
"Letters from Rachel Carson,
A Young Scientist Sets Her Course"©
an unpublished manuscript by Dorothy Thompson Seif ...more
(Rachel Carson Council owns the copyright on this manuscript)
Get Some Green Back
The "Green Mantle™ Initiative: Get Some Green Back" gives 12 ways to help protect yourself, your family, your pets, your fellow citizens, and the wildlife work force that supplies useful ecosystem systems—while also indicating how doing so can save you money. The "Intitative" includes ways to lower your energy use while reducing greenhouse gas production; it recommends using fewer chemical pesticides to reduce risk to the environment and human health. No cost PDF is available in either full color brochure format or as concise palm card. More...
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Looking Ahead... News and Events
- 02/14/13: 7th Annual Sense of Wonder Contest
Annual Rachel Carson Intergenerational Sense of Wonder Contest
We are pleased to announce the 7th Annual Sense of Wonder Contest
Sponsored by the U.S. EPA, Rachel Carson Council, Inc., Generations United, the Dance Exchange, the Legacy Project and the National Center for Creative Aging
Contest categories include:
- Songwriting NEW!
The deadline for entries is Monday, June 10, 2013