History Roundtable: Silent Spring
Greater Astoria Historical Society (35-20 Broadway, 4th Fl., Queens)
“Man’s attitude toward nature is today critically important simply because we have now acquired a fateful power to alter and destroy nature. But man is a part of nature, and his war against nature is inevitably a war against himself.” Rachel Carson
Fifty years after Silent Spring its most important legacy is that nature is vulnerable to human intervention. Come and discuss the impact of this book on today’s world and what people have learned from the ideas of Rachel Carson.
Joining the panel will be representatives from Greenshores NYC, the Newtown Creek Alliance, Global Kids and community environmentalist Eric Baard.
Fee: Free to GAHS, Geeenshores NYC, & Newtown Creek Alliance members, $5.00 non-members